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Experts group says abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy's first 12 weeks

Experts group says abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy's first 12 weeks

BERLIN (AP) — An independent experts commission recommended Monday that abortion in Germany should no longer fall under the country's penal code and be made legal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy. There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health.
What does science say about the ingredients in functional beverages?

What does science say about the ingredients in functional beverages?

Functional beverages — or drinks promoted as offering mental or physical benefits beyond hydration — are growing in popularity around the world.
Are Americans feeling like they get enough sleep? Dream on, a new Gallup poll says

Are Americans feeling like they get enough sleep? Dream on, a new Gallup poll says

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're feeling — YAWN — sleepy or tired while you read this and wish you could get some more shut-eye, you're not alone. A majority of Americans say they would feel better if they could have more sleep, according to a new poll.
Sharp rise in OD deaths demand better policies for those in their 20s, 30s: study

Sharp rise in OD deaths demand better policies for those in their 20s, 30s: study

A new study calls for targeted harm-reduction policies after finding a quarter of deaths among people in their 20s and 30s were due to opioids in 2021.
Eight years since B.C. declared public health emergency, toxic drug crisis rages on

Eight years since B.C. declared public health emergency, toxic drug crisis rages on

VANCOUVER — In the dozen years she's worked with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, executive director Brittany Graham has lost count of the people she's seen succumb to British Columbia's toxic drug crisis.
Wife of ex-Harvard morgue manager pleads guilty to transporting stolen human remains

Wife of ex-Harvard morgue manager pleads guilty to transporting stolen human remains

WILLIAMSPORT. Pa. (AP) — The wife of a former Harvard Medical School morgue manager has pleaded guilty to a federal charge after investigators said she shipped stolen human body parts — including hands, feet and heads — to buyers.
Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law

Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Polish opponents of abortion marched in Warsaw on Sunday to protest recent steps by the new government to liberalize the predominantly Catholic nation’s strict laws and allow termination of pregnancy until the 12th
How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death.
Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens.
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