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  • Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ How gov’t aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what’s advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of…

  • Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than…

  • Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug…

  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The…

  • Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in…

  • Police: Mother faked cancer during child abuse investigation

    BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — A 26-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman is accused of faking cancer to gain sympathy during a child abuse investigation. Authorities say Ashley Reichard was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare…

  • NHL concussion lawsuit plaintiffs want Bettman to testify

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The former players suing the NHL over concussion-related problems have accused the league of blocking access to Commissioner Gary Bettman for testimony in the case. Plaintiffs in the federal class-action…

  • Maker of tainted medical scopes issues new cleaning guide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent “superbug” outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices amid scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and medical…

  • American who contracted Ebola improves, in serious condition

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health. The agency…

  • FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. The Food and…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Socks recover early losses, oil gains on Yemen tensions NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly flat in afternoon trading, after starting the day moderately lower. Worries about Yemen have been driving some…

  • Restaurants lack healthy food options for kids, Va. study finds

    WASHINGTON — Healthy meal options for children are few and far between at restaurants in Virginia’s southern regions, a new study finds. Researchers from Virginia Tech reviewed menus at 137 restaurants using the Children’s Menu…

  • Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There’s a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week’s six-hour documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” “We’re not really honest…

  • The new fuel for exercise: Maple syrup?

    WASHINGTON — It may seem like the perfect example of empty calories, but some experts are saying maple syrup may be worth its weight in high-powered exercise. The website Shape reports that maple syrup might…