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  • AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years,…

  • Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain…

  • Bernie Mac widow drops malpractice lawsuit against doctor

    CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of the late comedian Bernie Mac has dropped a wrongful death lawsuit against his Chicago doctor. Rhonda McCullough alleged in the lawsuit that dermatologist Rene Earles failed to recognize signs…

  • California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls…

  • Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign. Some things to know about the concerns…

  • Brown University’s founding dean of medicine dies at 92

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University’s medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92. The university says Aronson died Wednesday in hospice care in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown President…

  • Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and…

  • Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

    PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California’s Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who…

  • FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Under the new…

  • Panel unanimously OKs bill easing employee health care count

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama’s health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees…

  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    BOSTON (AP) — NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal…

  • Correction: Earns-Amgen story

    In a story Jan. 27 about drugmaker Amgen’s quarterly results, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a drug and misstated the type of cancer another drug treats. The experimental drug is talimogene laherparepvec, not…

  • NTSB releases report on fatal West Tenn. helicopter crash

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board report says a medical helicopter crash that killed three people in west Tennessee was likely caused when the pilot lost control of the aircraft during a…

  • AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years,…

  • Man dies from heart attack before pro-am in Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A founding member of the golf club hosting this week’s Dubai Desert Classic has died after suffering cardiac arrest while warming up on the driving range before the pro-am…