• Vikings rebrand charitable arm for youth health and wellness

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have relaunched their charitable arm, targeting childhood hunger, obesity, fitness and education. The Minnesota Vikings Foundation will replace the Vikings Children's Fund, which has donated almost $12 million to youth-related causes...

  • Former Dutch government minister to lead tainted egg probe

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Dutch justice minister was appointed Wednesday to lead an investigation into the illegal use of a pesticide on laying hens, which sparked a food scare in Europe and beyond and led to the destruction of millions of eggs. According to a...

  • Lab-made "mini organs" helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing...

  • How to tell if the price is right on your next prescription

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Filling a prescription is no longer the simple errand you run after a doctor visit. With drug prices rising and insurance coverage shrinking, it pays to ask questions and do a little research before handing over your insurance card at the pharmacy counter. Having coverage offers no...

  • Dutch activists in legal battle to urge action on pollution

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Environmentalists went to court Wednesday to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities haven't done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets. The summary hearing in The Hague was part of a...

  • Colorado's Coffman tries to move VA away from psychotherapeutic medications

    By Peter marcus ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, is working on moving the Department of Veterans Affairs away from prescribing "strong" psychotherapeutic medications to veterans. He said the department uses the medications as its "primary method of treating" veterans with mental health...

  • Mosquitoes linked to Zika virus found in Socorro County

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say mosquitoes capable of transmitting the Zika virus have been found in New Mexico's Socorro County. Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University said Tuesday that it's the first time a species of mosquito...

  • Hospital: No 'misdiagnosis' by fired Saints doctors

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The hospital system employing two recently fired New Orleans Saints team physicians says its review of the doctors' work yielded no evidence of a "misdiagnosis" or even an unusual diagnosis. The Ochsner Health System review came after the Saints removed orthopedic...

  • Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here’s what you need to know.

    Amy B Wang, The Washington Post
    Yesterday

    So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Maybe you didn't read the warnings or couldn't get your hands on a pair of eclipse glasses. Or maybe you did have them but couldn't resist, just for a few seconds, staring straight at the...

  • Ump Wendelstedt being treated for concussion-like symptoms

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt is being treated for concussion-like symptoms after being struck in the mask. Wendelstedt will not work the remainder of Cleveland's series against the Boston Rex Sox after he was hit flush on the protective mask by Boston reliever Joe...

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