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Gun was given back to Florida shooting suspect last month

By Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Police in Alaska took a handgun from the man accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, but they returned it to him last month

Obama says Sanders’ supporters helped undermine Obamacare

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that criticism from the left wing of his own Democratic Party helped feed into the unpopularity of Obamacare, his signature healthcare reform law. Obama

Duck cull in France’s foie gras region to contain bird flu

French authorities have started slaughtering ducks in the main foie gras-producing region to try to contain a dangerous form of bird flu. Operations to destroy birds got underway Thursday in three departments ...

Synthetic Biologics’ C. difficile mid-stage study meets main goal

(Reuters) - Synthetic Biologics Inc said on Thursday its experimental product designed to reduce antibiotic-resistant infections outperformed a placebo in a mid-stage trial. The company's oral enzyme ribaxamase met the main goal of significantly reducing Clostridium difficile

Why you shouldn’t treat earwax without seeing a doctor

“Patients may try to blindly instrument their ears with cotton ear buds, bobby pins, or other tools,” said Dr. Seth Schwartz, chair of a committee that drafted new guidelines for diagnosing and treating earwax for the American

China starts 2017 engulfed by smog, issues pollution alerts

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and other cities across northern and central China were shrouded in thick smog Monday, prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close highways.

Germany to cull more turkeys after bird flu outbreak spreads

About 22,000 turkeys are to be culled after suspect cases of bird flu were found on two more German farms in the major German poultry production region of Lower Saxony, authorities said on Monday. It is not

Armless Syrian boy thrives in US, hopes family can join him

SHARON, Mass. (AP) — Ahmad Alkhalaf has had a busy year.

Rural New Mexico exports mentoring model for physicians

The heart of an unborn child beat strong and steady through an amplified monitor, as physician Leslie Hayes examined a pregnant 40-year-old who recently was weaned from heroin with help from anti-craving ...

Hong Kong confirms 2nd human bird flu infection this winter

Hong Kong authorities on Friday confirmed the city's second case of human bird flu infection this winter, five days after the death of a first patient who contracted the same H7N9 strain of the disease. The Center