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Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

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Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. More>>

Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign

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Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. More>>

Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

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Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing. More>>

Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

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Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. More>>

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

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A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

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The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. More>>

Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

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Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. More>>

Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS

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In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca. More>>

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

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Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests. More>>

Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

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Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. More>>

Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah sacked the country's health minister on Monday amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. More>>

AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

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EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun. More>>

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

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People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's... More>>

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

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Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died as the kingdom detected 17 new cases of the disease. More>>

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

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About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a... More>>

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

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A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. More>>

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

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The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. More>>

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen Video included

The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to... More>>

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

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The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common... More>>

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

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For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges. More>>

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. More>>

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some... More>>

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly... More>>

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. More>>

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Video included

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Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and... More>>

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

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The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella. More>>

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. More>>

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. More>>

In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV

Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of... More>>

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. More>>

Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely. More>>

Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the... More>>

Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own... More>>

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. More>>

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