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FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed....

US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay....

Things to know about California soda tax measures

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A soda tax is on the Nov. 8 ballots of three San Francisco Bay Area cities as part of a national movement by advocates to curb consumption of liquid sugar. Here's a closer look at the proposals:...




Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture
GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples....

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the father and an egg donor....

Moldova bans Ukraine meat over African swine fever fears
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan authorities are banning the import of live animals and meat from Ukraine due to fears of African swine fever....

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles
Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow....

Feds charge seller of mislabeled Chinese 'Viagra substitute'
ATLANTA (AP) -- An Alabama man is accused of importing a Chinese drug sold as a Viagra substitute, then selling it to gas stations....

Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click
HAUGESUND, Norway (AP) -- Ten-year-old Anna Thulin-Myge's passport shows what looks like an ordinary Norwegian girl wearing her long, blond hair fastened with a clip. It lists her first name as Anna, but under sex it says "M."...

Reports of plastic prompt recall of Tyson chicken nuggets
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) -- Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets....



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