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WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. 2015-01-29T01:21:00-05:00 2015-01-29T06:21:19-05:00

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes. 2015-01-28T22:30:00-05:00 2015-01-29T03:30:42-05:00

Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center. 2015-01-28T13:36:00-05:00 2015-01-28T18:36:13-05:00

Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. 2015-01-28T16:13:00-05:00 2015-01-28T21:13:39-05:00

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. 2015-01-28T14:53:00-05:00 2015-01-28T19:53:01-05:00

Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. 2015-01-27T11:45:00-05:00 2015-01-27T16:45:42-05:00

Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has received federal approval to expand health coverage to about 350,000 uninsured residents through a state-run program Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday will help the state's working poor families. 2015-01-27T12:35:00-05:00 2015-01-27T17:35:06-05:00

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

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday. 2015-01-27T10:37:00-05:00 2015-01-27T15:37:58-05:00

Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor. 2015-01-27T08:58:00-05:00 2015-01-27T13:58:56-05:00

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

AP Health News - 2 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions. 2015-01-26T09:55:00-05:00 2015-01-26T14:55:23-05:00

Jury issues delay opening statements in Hernandez trial

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Opening statements in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez were delayed Thursday as the judge sorted out some last-minute jury issues. 2015-01-29T05:40:00-05:00 2015-01-29T10:40:43-05:00

Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. 2015-01-29T02:12:00-05:00 2015-01-29T07:12:09-05:00

Carroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring. 2015-01-28T22:17:00-05:00 2015-01-29T03:17:39-05:00

Irving dazzles, scores 55 as Cavs win 8th straight game

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room, unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him. 2015-01-29T05:16:00-05:00 2015-01-29T10:16:38-05:00

Column: Think you know the Super Bowl? Take the quiz

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — By now, even the most casual fan has learned that Marshawn Lynch is interesting only because he refuses to say anything. 2015-01-28T22:40:00-05:00 2015-01-29T03:40:51-05:00

Stone-faced Holyfield has starring role in road rage PSA

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight. 2015-01-28T22:55:00-05:00 2015-01-29T03:55:54-05:00

Millsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap played like one of the league's best players. 2015-01-28T18:52:00-05:00 2015-01-28T23:52:39-05:00

Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke. 2015-01-28T17:59:00-05:00 2015-01-28T22:59:36-05:00

NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology. 2015-01-28T11:02:00-05:00 2015-01-28T16:02:47-05:00

AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

AP Sports News - 2 hours 41 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books. 2015-01-28T07:11:00-05:00 2015-01-28T12:11:46-05:00


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