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  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:12:17 GMT
    The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn.
    The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."
  • Preschools latest to take on green movement

    Preschools latest to take on green movement

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:21:33 GMT
    A new Oklahoma City preschool is staying away from plastic toys, serving only vegan and gluten-free food, and focusing on teaching children early about living a healthy lifestyle.
    Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary guests. There are no plastic fast-food replicas...
  • Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

    Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:24:05 GMT
    U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary...
    The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child...
  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:02:53 GMT
    President Barack Obama is telling the people of West Africa that stopping the spread of Ebola won't be easy, but "we know how to do it."
    President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly...
  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:42 GMT
    A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor.
    Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
  • Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

    Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:18:05 GMT
    A big study says removing both breasts to treat cancer in just one doesn't boost survival for most women. That's compared with removing just the tumor plus radiation.
    A big study says removing both breasts to treat cancer in just one doesn't boost survival for most women. That's compared with removing just the tumor plus radiation.
  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:12:07 GMT
    When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a...
    When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering...
  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:22:32 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak...
  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:22:16 GMT
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
  • Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

    Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:31:30 GMT
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show.
  • Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:42 GMT
    A Spanish judge will open proceedings on whether to extradite to Britain the parents of a 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice.
    The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent...
  • Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:01:03 GMT
    Liberia's president is ordering most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country.
    Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.
  • Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:21:41 GMT
    College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
    College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:40:51 GMT
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

    Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:40:46 GMT
    A single funeral caused many.
    A single funeral caused many.
  • USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:40:37 GMT
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
  • WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

    WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:11:04 GMT
    The World Health Organization says it is treating Senegal's first confirmed Ebola case "as a top priority emergency."
    The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested...
  • Parents of British boy in Spain face extradition

    Parents of British boy in Spain face extradition

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:51:23 GMT
    A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police...
    A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said...
  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:30:37 GMT
    Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after...
  • Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

    Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 07:30:44 GMT
    "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.
    "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.
  • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:23 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using...
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:12 GMT
    The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.
    Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:18 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for...
  • Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

    Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:31:32 GMT
    Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial...
    Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint...
  • UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

    UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:19:47 GMT
    Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.
    A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany.
  • Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:39:13 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer...
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:29:03 GMT
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 07:51:30 GMT
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions,...
    By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.
  • NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

    NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:29:41 GMT
    Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions.
    Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions.
  • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:08:39 GMT
    Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.
    Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.
  • IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

    IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:08:36 GMT
    The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care...
    Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.
  • US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:29:15 GMT
    A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.
    A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.
  • Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

    Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:08:37 GMT
    Liberia's president has fired all Cabinet ministers and other top officials who defied her order to return to the country as it struggles with an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.
    Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:18:18 GMT
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.
  • Correction: Ebola story

    Correction: Ebola story

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:37:29 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the country has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia who brought the...
    In a story Aug. 22 about Ebola, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nigeria's total of confirmed infections was 16. In fact, the number of Ebola cases confirmed by the WHO was 12.
  • CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

    CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:57:59 GMT
    A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
    A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:57:56 GMT
    The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their...
    Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while...
  • VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

    VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:27:44 GMT
    The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix.
    The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care...
  • Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

    Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:10:39 GMT
    A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister said Monday.
    A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating.
  • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:17:13 GMT
    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first...
    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public...
  • Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:17:08 GMT
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:58:57 GMT
    Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children...
    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...
  • Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:27:19 GMT
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
  • Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

    Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:57:17 GMT
    The Nigerian Medical Association says it has suspended a public sector doctors strike to help efforts to contain Ebola in the country.
    The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday.
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:57:10 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of...
  • US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

    US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:57:04 GMT
    The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.
    The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.
  • Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

    Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:05:45 GMT
    Sierra Leone's parliament has approved a law imposing prison terms of up to two years for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.
    Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient - a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the...
  • New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:05:35 GMT
    The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
    The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:25:55 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:55:26 GMT
    Texas researchers are reporting that an experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began.
    An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises...
  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:34 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
    Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...
  • Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

    Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:03 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:14:43 GMT
    A government audit says an "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it.
    An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.
  • Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

    Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:12 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • US won't reveal records on health website security

    US won't reveal records on health website security

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:24:46 GMT
    The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially"...
    After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the...
  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:25:37 GMT
    Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed...
    Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350...
  • UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

    UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:33:25 GMT
    The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.
    Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday.
  • WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

    WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:25:00 GMT
    Security forces are enforcing a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, where looters raided an Ebola screening center over the weekend and removed contaminated sheets and other items.
    The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people.
  • UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

    UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:55 GMT
    The United Nations says it is undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children.
    The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries.
  • Missionary visits Ebola-stricken wife in hospital

    Missionary visits Ebola-stricken wife in hospital

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:39 GMT
    An American missionary has been released from quarantine and has visited his wife, who is being treated for the deadly Ebola virus.
    An American missionary has been released from quarantine and has visited his wife, who is being treated for the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

    Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:38 GMT
    Health officials in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi say that a Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight transiting the city and who may have been infected with the Ebola virus has died.
    The national airline of the United Arab Emirates said Monday it has disinfected one of its planes after health authorities there announced that a Nigerian woman who died after flying in to the capital, Abu Dhabi, may have...
  • Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

    Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:24:28 GMT
    Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't...
    Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't the only...
  • Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

    Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:05:57 GMT
    The U.N. health agency says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 1,200 people.
    Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.
  • Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

    Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:24:33 GMT
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  • Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

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