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  • Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

    Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday.
  • US doctors help Tanzanian children harmed in albino attacks

    Five Tanzanian children attacked and robbed of limbs because they are albino are being outfitted with prosthetics at a Philadelphia hospital.
  • Iowa court allows remote dispensing of abortion pill

    The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down a restriction that would have prevented doctors from administering abortion-inducing pills remotely via video teleconferencing, saying it would have placed an undue burden on a woman's right to get an abortion.
  • French families sue state to recognize surrogate births

    The families of surrogate children who have been effectively denied French citizenship have gone to the country's highest court to challenge the law denying birth certificates for babies born abroad.
  • Liberians still face travel headaches even after Ebola

    Robtel Neajai Pailey hadn't been back home to Liberia since Ebola engulfed the country's capital in July, fearful that doing so could make it harder for her to travel as countries around the globe clamped down on visitors with West African passports.
  • Arizona swelters in triple-digit temps as heat wave drags on

    Arizona is in the midst of a prolonged heat wave that has produced record-high temperatures in Phoenix, prompted daily calls to the Humane Society about overheated pets and brought triple-digit temps in even typically cooler mountain locations.
  • North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola and AIDS

    North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.
  • House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation

    House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market.
  • Medicare: House calls can help frail seniors and cut costs

    An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. The humble house call can accomplish a lot -- and now research suggests that tailoring it to some of Medicare's frailest patients can improve their care while cutting costs.
  • WHO chief reassures South Korea as its MERS deaths reach 24

    The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk.