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  • Second Los Angeles hospital reports ‘superbug’ infections

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” linked to a type of medical scope that’s used on more than a half-million people in the U.S.…

  • Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed,…

  • Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next…

  • How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that’s easier said than done. Anyone who has tried cutting down on sugar knows to avoid cookies, sodas and candy. But sugar…

  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation’s health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish…

  • McDonald’s chicken gets new standard: No human antibiotics

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years. The company says its suppliers will still be able to use a…

  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    LONDON (AP) — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone’s sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake…

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line. Didn’t we do this already? Yes, but foes of…

  • Mouse study finds extra oxygen may spur tumor-fighting cells

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in attacking cancer. The immune system often can spot and destroy abnormal…

  • Michelle Obama promotes awareness of mental health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mental health care is not just a policy and budget issue for America, but also a cultural issue, Michelle Obama said on Wednesday. The first lady said more than 40 million Americans…

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance…

  • Clarification: Health Overhaul-Republicans story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story published Oct. 20, 2014, The Associated Press reported that Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in an AP interview he did not believe lawmakers in Washington would…

  • FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug for lung cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded approval of an innovative Bristol-Myers Squibb drug to treat the most common form of lung cancer. Regulators cleared Opdivo for patients with advanced squamous…

  • Texas hospital system responds to Ebola survivor’s lawsuit

    DALLAS (AP) — The head of the Texas hospital system sued by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person diagnosed in the U.S. has responded to the lawsuit in an email…

  • Religion news in brief

    North Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Four American missionaries released by Venezuelan authorities after several days of detention and questioning say they’re relieved to be back home in North…