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  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 11:55 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma... Read more...
  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 11:36 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.The... Read more...
  • Hawaii health care faces federal threat

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 11:36 am
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and... Read more...
  • Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 11:06 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.Dr. Shek Umar had been hospitalized in quarantine since he contracted the... Read more...
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 11:06 am
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they... Read more...
  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 10:42 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally... Read more...
  • California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 9:30 am
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, was arrested late... Read more...
  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 9:19 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The price may be high but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than... Read more...
  • Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 9:12 am
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, which has the... Read more...
  • House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 8:54 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for... Read more...
  • Summary of NCAA head-injury settlement

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 6:48 am
    A filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday notified a U.S. district judge that lawyers for former college athletes and the NCAA reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit after nearly a year... Read more...
  • Stories of athletes named in NCAA lawsuit

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 6:42 am
    Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of... Read more...
  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 5:54 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results... Read more...
  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Tuesday, Jul 29, 12:18 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is... Read more...
  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    Monday, Jul 28, 7:36 pm
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then... Read more...
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