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London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

LONDON (AP) — Children ages 1-9 in London were made eligible for booster doses of a polio vaccine Wednesday after British health authorities reported finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple areas of the city but found no cases of the paralytic disease in people. Britain's Health ...

Biden signs ‘burn pits’ help for vets; a personal win, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, whose elder son Beau died of cancer years after deploying to Iraq, signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal health care services for millions of veterans who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge "burn pits." "We owe ...

Pandemic increased 2021 adverse health events: study

Adverse health events and instances of patient harm rose in 2021 during the past year-long reporting period in Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and community behavioral health hospitals, according to a report by the Minnesota Department of Health. Before 2021, the overall ...

California not counting methane leaks from idle wells

California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It's the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter. The state has also been a major oil and gas producer for more than a century, and authorities are well ...

Family hosts blood drive in memory of father

Throughout his life, Ed Sturm of New Ulm was known for his witty one-liners and his unwavering passion to help others. The 68-year-old served in the U.S. Army, worked for New Ulm Manufacturing and Caterpillar, and later was as a truck driver. His life ended following a long battle with cancer ...

Study casts more doubt on use of high-dose vitamin D pills

More research suggests it's time to abandon the craze over vitamin D. Taking high doses of "the sunshine vitamin" doesn't reduce the risk of broken bones in generally healthy older Americans, researchers reported Wednesday. It's the latest in a string of disappointments about a nutrient ...