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Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

2 hours 43 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. 2014-07-23T10:33:00-04:00 2014-07-23T14:33:44-04:00

Judges in health care rulings vote party line

2 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them. 2014-07-22T23:19:00-04:00 2014-07-23T03:19:55-04:00

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

2 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. 2014-07-23T07:40:00-04:00 2014-07-23T11:40:35-04:00

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

2 hours 43 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. 2014-07-22T20:38:00-04:00 2014-07-23T00:38:08-04:00

Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

2 hours 43 min ago
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull — to keep her alive. 2014-07-22T11:41:00-04:00 2014-07-22T15:41:57-04:00

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

2 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed. 2014-07-22T13:58:00-04:00 2014-07-22T17:58:25-04:00

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

2 hours 43 min ago
CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. 2014-07-22T11:09:00-04:00 2014-07-22T15:09:00-04:00

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

2 hours 43 min ago
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. 2014-07-22T06:35:00-04:00 2014-07-22T10:35:35-04:00

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

2 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. 2014-07-21T22:09:00-04:00 2014-07-22T02:09:30-04:00

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

2 hours 43 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear. 2014-07-22T03:35:00-04:00 2014-07-22T07:35:33-04:00

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

5 hours 44 min ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday. 2014-07-22T16:25:00-04:00 2014-07-22T20:25:07-04:00

Undercover probe finds health law failings

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday. 2014-07-22T14:38:00-04:00 2014-07-22T18:38:56-04:00

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. 2014-07-22T16:26:00-04:00 2014-07-22T20:26:45-04:00

White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court. 2014-07-22T07:33:00-04:00 2014-07-22T11:33:11-04:00

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:11pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests. 2014-07-21T19:00:00-04:00 2014-07-21T23:00:12-04:00

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. 2014-07-22T09:07:00-04:00 2014-07-22T13:07:40-04:00

German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:11am
BERLIN (AP) — Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne. 2014-07-22T05:52:00-04:00 2014-07-22T09:52:03-04:00

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. 2014-07-21T22:39:00-04:00 2014-07-22T02:39:30-04:00

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre. 2014-07-21T13:17:00-04:00 2014-07-21T17:17:27-04:00

Check doctors' vitals, before they check yours

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don't know how to determine that. 2014-07-20T23:24:00-04:00 2014-07-21T03:24:46-04:00

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