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  • State officials tour the Provo hospital Utah

    Improvements seen at state mental hospital under settlement

    KSL reports that Utah State Hospital in Provo is treating more patients and doing so more quickly, while the wait list for beds had been reduced to 15 from nearly 100.
  • Utah

    Summit Co.: shipments of overseas drug intercepted, more could be out there

    The Summit County Attorney and sheriff and Park City police warning parents that new shipments of the drug "pink," or U-47700, have been intercepted in the area. 
  • AP

    AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer’s or another incurable disease? A new poll finds most Americans would. Some 17 percent of Americans already have undergone at least one kind of DNA test, and 52 percent of the remainder say they’d like to, according to the […]
  • Russia

    Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

    LONDON (AP) — A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to Novichok, as British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an earlier attack on a former Russian spy using the same deadly nerve agent. Senior coroner David Ridley headed a brief hearing […]
  • AP

    Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

    DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution […]
  • AP

    Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

    Madonna has returned to Malawi to celebrate the first anniversary of a medical facility named after one of the four children she adopted children from this southern African country.
  • AP

    Over 400 items found in UK nerve agent poison probe

    British police said Saturday that search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok -- but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence.
  • Health

    FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since then haven’t been vaccinated, and […]
  • Utah

    Thousands of gallons of oil spill near Price River

    CARBONVILLE, Carbon County — The EPA is monitoring a crude oil spill. A tanker truck crashed Thursday night on SR 6, and the cleanup efforts have taken hours. The Utah Highway Patrol says the truck driver told investigators he got confused going through a construction zone, and headed into oncoming traffic. He hit the bridge and […]
  • Health

    Utahns need to move more every day

    Utah is doing better than other states at meeting the recommendations for exercise. But there's room for improvement.