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  • Advocate says Indiana woman’s sentence for feticide alarming

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman received a 20-year sentence in the death of her premature infant, a punishment the head of a national advocacy group called cruel and a misuse of the…

  • Teen must complete cancer treatment in hospital, judge says

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge says a 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced to undergo chemotherapy must remain in the hospital until she finishes treatment later this month. The judge’s decision Wednesday also says the teen’s…

  • Teen who got heart transplant dies in crash during chase

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta area teenager who said a heart transplant two years ago gave him a second chance at life died this week when he lost control of the car he was driving…

  • Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

    BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were…

  • Too much iced tea caused Arkansas man’s kidney problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors traced an Arkansas man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling…

  • Results promising after initial human testing of Ebola vaccine

    WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine that was rushed into testing during the height of the Ebola outbreak appears to be safe for humans, according to new findings. The vaccine has also “generated a robust immune…

  • Senate has new deadline to avoid doctors’ Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will get a little extra time to prevent a threatened 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors. Technically, the cut was to take effect Wednesday. But the Department of Health…

  • US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

    DETROIT (AP) — The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the…

  • Lukewarm reception for new sign-up period under health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 36,000 people have taken advantage of a second chance to sign up for coverage under the president’s health care law, the Obama administration said Wednesday. That’s not a lot, considering that…

  • 10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone’s shutdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown, an official said Wednesday, declaring that the West African country is now at the “tail end” of the…

  • “New wave” of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With recent government approval of potatoes that don’t bruise and apples that don’t brown, a new generation of genetically modified foods is headed to grocery shelves. What could be next? Cancer-fighting pink…

  • Which ‘Water’ Is Healthiest?

    As the temperature outside starts rising — well, hopefully soon — many of us start increasing our water intake. But truthfully, we should be drinking water all year round — even long before we are…

  • Mountain States plans merger with Wellmont Health

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Mountain States Health Alliance, which has 13 hospitals in Tennessee in Virginia, says it plans to merge with Wellmont Health System. Media report Mountain States CEO Alan Levine sent an…

  • Nepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in…

  • Teva to supply US military with Va.-made vaccine

    FOREST, Va. (AP) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will supply the U.S. military with a Virginia-made vaccine to combat the spread of infectious respiratory disease in basic training camps. Media outlets report the Army announced…