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  • Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety researchers say the chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero…

  • WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

    LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus’ spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said the three…

  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/15W9x2B) on Wednesday that 79 of those…

  • UN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk

    BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas…

  • 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…