FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate change.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord - along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday.
LONDON (AP) - A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400. Thousands of British public health patients - many of them hemophiliacs - were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C through tainted blood, much of it coming from donors including prison inmates. Authorities studied the infections, but campaigners allege they did not go far enough to get to the bottom of what happened.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.
GENEVA (AP) - Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years.