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FDA's new anti-smoking campaign uses hip-hop to target youth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government health officials are betting they can adapt the sounds, style and swagger of hip-hop culture to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other minority youths from using tobacco....

Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example....

Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing "Amazing Grace." The prisoner appears to smile, but it's difficult to gauge his response. He is dying....

Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies
LONDON (AP) -- The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies....

Report: More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed....

3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases....

Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants
Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke....

AP analysis: VW evasion likely led to dozens of deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis....

Zip line popularity soars along with injuries, study finds
CHICAGO (AP) -- Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air, sometimes at dizzying heights above ground, a study of U.S. emergency room data shows....

China wins long-sought Nobel Prize in one of the sciences
BEIJING (AP) -- For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in its war against the U.S. has finally won Beijing that honor....