The Latest: WHO head gives her last address to member states

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local):

Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with health

GENEVA (AP) — Taiwan's health minister on Monday accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization for the first time since 2008.

AP Exclusive: Health agency spends more on travel than AIDS

LONDON (AP) — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country's president in celebrating the world's first Ebola vaccine.

Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it's time they learn.

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

GENEVA (AP) — China's health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the "One China" principle.

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The Latest: Senate GOP pushes ahead on health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' efforts to press ahead with efforts to work out a replacement for 'Obamacare." (all times local):

French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

CANNES, France (AP) — "120 Beats Per Minute," a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize.

3 vie for top WHO post in UN health agency election

GENEVA (AP) — A British physician, an Ethiopian former health minister and a Pakistani expert in non-communicable diseases are the three finalists vying for the top job at the World Health Organization in an election on Tuesday, aspiring to land a key U.N. post that confers great power to set worldwide medical priorities — and great responsibility as the world's go-to person when emergencies like Ebola, Zika and SARS strike.

Senators run into obstacles, consider options on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the Republican health care bill?

Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

MILAN (AP) — The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation.


5 people hospitalized after eating gas station nacho cheese

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five people have been hospitalized after eating nacho cheese from a Sacramento gas station, California officials said.

Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus.

Cuba reports a surge of Zika but still fewer than neighbors

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban state media on Thursday reported a surge of Zika cases on the island, though the overall number of cases was still far fewer than elsewhere in the Caribbean.

States make move in fight over health care reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced Thursday they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act.

School: Student dies as a result of the 'choking game'

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A child in a New Jersey school has died as a result of the "choking game," where kids seek to achieve euphoria by briefly stopping oxygen from reaching the brain, a school superintendent says.

Correction: US Births & Deaths story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 17 about U.S. births and deaths, The Associated Press erroneously reported last year's birth rates. The rates were calculated per 1,000 women, not 100,000. The rate per 1,000: 103 for women in their early 30s, and 102 for late 20s. The rate for all women of child-bearing age was 62.

Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

TORONTO (AP) — The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the continent.

Brooks, Reiner, Lear, Van Dyke discuss living well after 90

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mel Brooks made it clear that he was not paid to appear at the premiere of the new HBO documentary "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast."

US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is making his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4,800 people.

Australian woman in Cambodian court in surrogacy case

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The lawyer for an Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia says his client is innocent.

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