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Dr. Oz's 'The Daily Dose' switches radio distributors

1 hour 48 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz's radio show, "The Daily Dose with Dr. Oz," is getting a new home. 2015-05-03T18:10:42-04:00 2015-05-01T21:46:03-04:00

Report: 5 months after infection, man spreads Ebola via sex

1 hour 48 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed. 2015-05-03T18:10:42-04:00 2015-05-01T15:24:59-04:00

Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

1 hour 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday. 2015-05-03T18:10:42-04:00 2015-05-01T07:54:43-04:00

House rejects bid to let VA docs give advice on medical pot

1 hour 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House Thursday barely rejected a bid by supporters of medical marijuana to permit veterans to receive information about the drug from their government doctors. 2015-04-30T15:23:00-04:00 2015-04-30T19:23:45-04:00

Texas takes aim at telemedicine care for patients

1 hour 48 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — The state of Texas and telemedicine advocates are in a legal tussle over patients who receive doctor consultations through video. 2015-04-30T13:44:00-04:00 2015-04-30T17:44:42-04:00

US shuts down Ebola treatment center in Liberia

1 hour 48 min ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American officials are shutting down a special treatment unit they set up in Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis last year. 2015-04-30T08:52:00-04:00 2015-04-30T12:52:23-04:00

Hungary vows to start moving toxic waste from chemical plant

1 hour 48 min ago
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some 1,000 barrels of toxic waste will be removed quickly from a defunct chemical company plant in Budapest, a Hungarian official said Thursday after Greenpeace described conditions at the site as "near catastrophic." 2015-04-30T09:36:00-04:00 2015-04-30T13:36:29-04:00

GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

1 hour 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who want Congress to react with caution. 2015-04-30T07:50:00-04:00 2015-04-30T11:50:04-04:00

Jury awards woman $13M for exposure to asbestos in talcum

1 hour 48 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. 2015-04-29T18:34:00-04:00 2015-04-29T22:34:49-04:00

Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at age 91

1 hour 48 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A half-century after dropping 70 pounds and keeping them off, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch made some allowances: Cokes in her fridge, Klondikes in her freezer, the occasional potato or extra piece of bread on her plate. But she never again touched the chocolate marshmallow cookies she called her ultimate weakness, the treat she'd stash in the hamper and eat by the boxful in the middle of the night, all the while praying she'd choke on her next bite. 2015-04-29T11:59:00-04:00 2015-04-29T15:59:20-04:00

3 boys saved by customized airway tube made on 3-D printer

10 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe — and the implants even expanded as the tots grew. 2015-04-29T11:35:00-04:00 2015-04-29T15:35:27-04:00

German measles officially eliminated in North, South America

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:11am
NEW YORK (AP) — German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday. 2015-04-29T11:45:00-04:00 2015-04-29T15:45:31-04:00

Medicare figures show generic, brand prescribing

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare figures released by the government show the program's most-prescribed drugs for seniors are generics — but the program spends the most on brand-name medications, led by the heartburn drug Nexium. 2015-04-30T13:40:00-04:00 2015-04-30T17:40:59-04:00

Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:11pm
BEIJING (AP) — Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday. 2015-04-29T02:22:00-04:00 2015-04-29T06:22:17-04:00

Indiana lawmakers OK needle exchange programs

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:10pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawmakers looking to prevent a repeat of an HIV outbreak that has rocked a southern Indiana county sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence a measure Wednesday that would allow communities to implement needle-exchange programs if they can prove they're in the midst of an epidemic tied to intravenous drug use. 2015-04-29T19:07:00-04:00 2015-04-29T23:07:18-04:00

Pressure grows to end blanket bans on gay men blood donors

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:10pm
PARIS (AP) — The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood. 2015-04-29T07:13:00-04:00 2015-04-29T11:13:21-04:00

Toxic waste defiles defunct chemical plant in Hungary

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:10am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. The government says it will take months before the chemicals are removed and the area can be cleaned up. 2015-04-30T04:10:00-04:00 2015-04-30T08:10:50-04:00

UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:10am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season. 2015-04-28T05:38:00-04:00 2015-04-28T09:38:03-04:00

Jeni's to destroy 265 tons of ice cream after listeria found

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:10am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is destroying more than 265 tons of ice cream after listeria was found in the production facility and in products last week. 2015-04-28T12:46:00-04:00 2015-04-28T16:46:11-04:00

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:11pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth. 2015-04-27T12:02:00-04:00 2015-04-27T16:02:28-04:00

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