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Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings....

3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been....

Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget Tuesday night....





An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says
CHICAGO (AP) -- An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples....

Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators....

Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage....

Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine
LONDON (AP) -- Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC....

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside....

Mexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday....

Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections....