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Israel considers treating Aleppo refugees in its hospitals

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel was looking into the possibility of bringing wounded refugees from the Syrian city of Aleppo to Israeli hospitals for treatment. Many wounded in Syria's civil war have been

Ducks culled in Bulgaria after bird flu found on three farms

More than 4,000 ducks were culled in Bulgaria over the past few days after bird flu was found on three farms, the Bulgarian food safety agency said on Monday. "They were killed after a virulent bird flu

Fewer deaths and complications with female physicians?

Elderly hospital patients may be less likely to die prematurely or be readmitted for serious complications when they’re treated by female physicians, a U.S. study suggests. With female doctors, patients had 4 percent lower odds of dying

Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said on Sunday. It is the fifth mass cull this winter

France reports another bird flu strain in southwest

France has detected H5N9 avian influenza among poultry in the southwest of the country, an official report showed on Friday, the third strain of bird flu to be confirmed this month in the region known for

Drinking, drug use largely down among U.S. teens in 2016

"Clearly our public health prevention efforts, as well as policy changes to reduce availability, are working to reduce teen drug use, especially among eighth graders," Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse,

Ohio governor gets 20-week abortion ban, heartbeat bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two differing abortion bans have arrived at Ohio Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sikz) desk, and lobbying is intensifying for and against the measures.

California county settles with family of killed inmate for $3.6 million

A county in the San Francisco Bay area has reached a $3.6 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill inmate who authorities said was beaten to death by jail guards last year, attorneys and county

DNA offers hard evidence of malaria in Roman Empire

A DNA analysis of 2,000-year-old teeth unearthed from an Italian graveyard has offered hard evidence that malaria existed during the Roman Empire, researchers said Monday. The findings are based on mitochondrial DNA -- genetic material inherited

Many smartphone health apps don’t flag danger, says review

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.