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Apr 01, 2015 12:10AM

Apr 01, 2015 12:10AM

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

This image provided by The John Innes Centre, UK, shows a salad made with red and purple tomatoes. A small British company is planning to apply for U.S. permission to produce and sell purple tomatoes that have high levels of anthocyanins, compounds found in blueberries that some studies show lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration would have to approve any health claims used to sell the products. Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. (AP Photo/Andrew Davis, The John Innes Centre, UK)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

Mar 31, 2015 10:53PM

Stigma stalks India's leprosy sufferers as disease returns

A leprosy patient looks out of her living quarters in a leprosy colony in New DelhiGanga Kalshetty was just two years old when India declared itself leprosy-free in 2005, giving her family hope that she would be spared the disfiguring disease and its social stigma. Kalshetty lives in one of India's dozens of informal "leper colonies", where many of her relatives are afflicted with the disease. Seven months ago her worst fears came true when she, too, was diagnosed with the disease. "I don't want to suffer like her," the 12-year-old told AFP as she glanced at her grandmother's clawed hands, a hallmark of leprosy sufferers, at the family's home in New Delhi.

Mar 31, 2015 10:43PM

Senior drivers strive to stay on the road

Don Robertson, 66, right, smiles as he prepares to give a lift to Mary Roberts, 88, amid a snowstorm on the first day of spring in Toms River, NJ on March 20, 2015Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds. "Driving means to keep motivated," says "Mr. Don" as he set outs in his SUV to pick up a fellow Jersey Shore senior who no longer holds a driver's license. Nearly 85 percent held driver's licenses in 2010, compared to barely half in the early 1970s, according to American Automobile Association (AAA) research. "We know through research that older drivers are among the safest on the road," said Jacob Nelson, the AAA's director of traffic safety advocacy and research.

Mar 31, 2015 08:48PM

3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

Faith Lennox, 7, left, shows her mother Nicole her newly 3-D printed hand at the Build it Workspace in Los Alamitos, Calif., on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Build It Workspace is a 3-D printer studio that teaches people to use high-tech printers and provides access to them for projects. Faith's new hand is the result of an emerging technology that is revolutionizing prosthetics, said Build It's Mark Lengsfeld, especially for children like Faith, who quickly outgrow expensive prosthetic limbs and have trouble even using them because of their size and weight. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) ? Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.

Mar 31, 2015 08:14PM

Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget Tuesday night.

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Mar 31, 2015 12:39PM

Mar 31, 2015 05:45AM

What was mental state of Germanwings co-pilot?

Barring a revelation from his parents or girlfriend, we may never know what was going through the mind of Andreas Lubitz in the moments leading up to the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525.

Mar 31, 2015 05:40AM

Should pilots be outed for their psychological problems?

"A pilot called me last week, concerned he might have Marfan syndome," a health care provider told me recently at a meeting. "But if I find he has the disease, do I have to report him to the Federal Aviation Administration? And if so, should I call him first and tell him that? Would he lose his job?" She was totally unsure what to do. Several other providers were present, and none of them knew, either.

Mar 31, 2015 05:40AM

Will psychological testing become mandatory?

Everyday millions of people put their lives in the hands of others, such as pilots. Should mental health screenings be mandatory in more professions? CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Mar 31, 2015 05:40AM

Suicide at 38,000 feet?

Bill Schmitz says our reluctance to call the Germanwings crash what it was keeps us from addressing an international mental health crisis

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