After ‘big bite’ from shark, water went red, victim recalls
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After ‘big bite’ from shark, water went red, victim recalls

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Maria Korcsmaros was swimming just off the Southern California coast to get ready for her summer triathlon when something big gripped her side and then let go. She knew immediately she had been bit. The normally choppy water around her grew still and turned red with blood, Korcsmaros, a 52-year-old … Continue reading

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Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be a pricey hassle
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Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be such a pricey hassle. That’s the message from a prestigious government advisory group that’s calling on Medicare and other agencies to find ways to make better hearing more affordable and accessible for millions of older Americans. One proposal: Allow over-the-counter sales of simple devices for mild hearing … Continue reading

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
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Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced tighter guidelines Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags. The cancer-causing chemical perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA, has been found in the tap water of dozens of factory towns near industrial … Continue reading

US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize
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US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, right, receives her Millennium Technology Prize 2016 from Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the awards ceremony in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Arnold has won this year’s $1.2 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in “directed evolution,” which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in … Continue reading