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FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for …

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White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should va…

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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the…

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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high

NEW YORK — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the gove…

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Milk does a body good? A look at the science

Milk does a body good? A look at the science

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of the…

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Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spend…

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Faceboo…

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice on his door and on Facebook: His practi…

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Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

WASHINGTON — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine …

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Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feedi…

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WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, th…

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Milk does a body good? A look at the science

Milk does a body good? A look at the science

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of the…

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Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spend…

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Faceboo…

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice on his door and on Facebook: His practi…

January 29, 2015 2:40 pmLoading…

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

WASHINGTON — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine …

January 29, 2015 12:11 pmLoading…

Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feedi…

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WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, th…

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Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs u…

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulat…

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Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat a…

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Brown University's founding dean of medicine dies at 92

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.

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FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion projec…

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Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as hea…

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FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data o…

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Panel unanimously OKs bill easing employee health care count

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesd…

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Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage …

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Arizona could write off more medical school debt

Arizona could write off more medical school debt

New doctors could get relief for practicing where needed.

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Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has received federal approval to expand health coverage to about 350,000 uninsured residents through a state-run p…

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Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the adm…

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Former NFLers appeal dismissal of lawsuit over painkillers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers representing 1,300 former NFL players filed notice Tuesday that they plan to appeal a federal judge's dismissal o…

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Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's …

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American Indian tribes to discuss legal pot at conference

SEATTLE (AP) — American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next mont…

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Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program

Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program

BERLIN (AP) — Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenis…

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UN says no new polio cases reported in Syria for past year

BEIRUT (AP) — In a rare success amid Syria's civil war, the United Nation's World Health Organization says there hasn't been a new polio case …

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New Mexico appeals court hears assisted suicide case

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives?

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Union says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with healt…

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Mond…

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Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in…

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VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency int…

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Finding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery

Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options.

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Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open …

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Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic tu…

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Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the d…

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Health groups reach out to insure rural communities

Health groups reach out to insure rural communities

Residents face significant barriers to enrollment and access to health care. 

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, th…

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Kids will eat whole grains; eyewitness news

Kids will eat whole grains; eyewitness news

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen answer readers' questions weekly.

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The science behind the high-protein craze

The science behind the high-protein craze

Move over, fat and carbs. Protein's grabbing the spotlight.

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WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-…

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Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed

GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone Ri…

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Added protections for consumer information on health website

Added protections for consumer information on health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health ins…

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Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

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UK nurse who contracted Ebola recovers, leaves hospital

LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete…

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Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week …

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Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal…

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Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Montana oil spill

Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Montana oil spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal safety regulators have ordered a pipeline company to make major upgrades to a line that spilled almost 40,000 g…

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FDA approves 2nd vaccine against meningitis strain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of bacteria that can cause deadly cases of meningitis.

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In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides

In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to …

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Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games

NEW YORK (AP) — All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation con…

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Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial act…

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