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  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    NEW YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.…

  • Family of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that…

  • 4th Wesleyan student arraigned after Molly drug overdoses

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Wesleyan University student suspected of selling the club drug Molly on campus has been arraigned on charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital. Andrew…

  • Official: Homeless man killed by police did time for robbery

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, a law enforcement…

  • FDA warning: men’s testosterone drugs overused

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low…

  • Clarification: Vaccine Exemptions story

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story Feb. 28, The Associated Press reported that Washington, California and Vermont were considering bills that would remove either personal, religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccinations. The story should…

  • Prevnar, Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine, okayed for adults in EU

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer’s blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections has won another approval, for use in European Union residents aged 18 and older. Prevnar 13, called Prevenar 13 in some countries,…

  • Liberia calls for Ebola ‘Marshall Plan’ to rebuild economies

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Liberia’s president on Tuesday called for an Ebola “Marshall Plan” to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that “we need our international partners…

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • Pregnant Women Turn to Alternative, ‘Personalized’ Birthing Options

    (NEW YORK) — Giving birth is the most primal act in a woman’s life. And yet, modern medicine has turned birthing into a sterile, medical procedure, often performed in a hospital operating room. But more…

  • Md. bill aims to take sugary drinks off the table

    WASHINGTON — Parents are tired of being the bad guy — and Robi Rawl, executive director with the group Sugar Free Kids, says that when restaurants bundle sugary drinks into meals for kids, they put…

  • Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable

    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs. Some of the travelers checked by workers with surgical masks…

  • Drinking Hot Coffee Is Cool

    (NEW YORK) — No one ever saw the Fonz with a cup of coffee in his hand but perhaps the King of Cool was missing out on something. At least that’s what a lot of…

  • Why doctors say treadmills can determine how long we’ll live

    WASHINGTON — Many people know they should work out more for a healthier, longer life. Now, doctors are turning to exercise equipment to predict just how long that life will be. In a discovery made by cardiologists at Johns…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONGRESS-NETANYAHU’S GIFT Israeli leader’s gift to House speaker commemorates Jewish deliverance WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says that when the Israeli leader speaks to a joint session of Congress, he’ll give House…