Use obesity surgery more often for diabetes, guidelines urge

WASHINGTON (AP) — International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

RIO, Fla. (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press