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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

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WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: ... Full Story

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  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity
    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

  • GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.

  • Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix
    Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    BERLIN (AP) — Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

  • Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah
    Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.

  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns
    Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    LONDON (AP) — Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.

  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuus two years.

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

  • Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite
    Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.

  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says
    Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.

  • Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

    CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

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