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Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

1 hour 58 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive. 2015-02-28T13:28:00-05:00 2015-02-28T18:28:19-05:00

Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

1 hour 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. 2015-02-28T06:47:00-05:00 2015-02-28T11:47:05-05:00

UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

1 hour 58 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday. 2015-02-27T08:36:00-05:00 2015-02-27T13:36:14-05:00

Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

1 hour 58 min ago
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak. 2015-02-27T08:16:00-05:00 2015-02-27T13:16:04-05:00

Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

1 hour 58 min ago
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week. 2015-02-27T07:03:00-05:00 2015-02-27T12:03:46-05:00

Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

1 hour 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. 2015-02-27T04:48:00-05:00 2015-02-27T09:48:15-05:00

First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

1 hour 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that's been made is "incredibly fragile." 2015-02-26T13:42:00-05:00 2015-02-26T18:42:37-05:00

If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help

1 hour 58 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people across more than 30 states could lose federal subsidies for their premiums. 2015-02-26T08:42:00-05:00 2015-02-26T13:42:07-05:00

Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

1 hour 58 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. 2015-02-26T12:24:00-05:00 2015-02-26T17:24:08-05:00

Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu

1 hour 58 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm. 2015-02-26T13:42:00-05:00 2015-02-26T18:42:43-05:00

Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 2:10pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work. 2015-02-27T12:27:00-05:00 2015-02-27T17:27:41-05:00

Annoyance arises from gov't error on health care tax forms

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 5:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law. 2015-02-27T23:08:00-05:00 2015-02-28T04:08:02-05:00

UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) — UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. 2015-02-26T14:17:00-05:00 2015-02-26T19:17:55-05:00

Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injections

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:10pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, claiming that one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work. 2015-02-27T11:42:00-05:00 2015-02-27T16:42:30-05:00

Black Madam talks silicone in buttocks-injection murder case

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:11am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer she injected with low-grade silicone said Friday she never heard any complaints from the numerous transgender women who sought her services for a more plump buttocks. 2015-02-27T06:40:00-05:00 2015-02-27T11:40:01-05:00

Millions of young risk hearing loss from loud music, UN says

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:11am
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. 2015-02-27T04:00:00-05:00 2015-02-27T09:00:18-05:00

'Black Madam' testifies at buttocks-injection murder trial

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:10am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged in the death of a London break-dancer she injected with silicone is set to resume testimony at her trial. 2015-02-26T21:34:00-05:00 2015-02-27T02:34:23-05:00

VA chief backs outside medical care as new program falters

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday he was committed to a law making it easier for veterans to get private health care, but he offered few answers for lawmakers irritated at the slow effort to put it in place. 2015-02-26T10:51:00-05:00 2015-02-26T15:51:32-05:00

Panel: Base quarantines, other outbreak decisions on science

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday. 2015-02-26T07:01:00-05:00 2015-02-26T12:01:42-05:00

Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:10am
NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears. 2015-02-25T18:43:00-05:00 2015-02-25T23:43:42-05:00

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