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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean Video included

There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Italy court overturns ban on egg or sperm donation

Italy's constitutional court has struck down a ban on egg or sperm donation for infertile couples. More>>

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS

Saudi health authorities said Wednesday that 11 people in the western city of Jiddah have contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome, resulting in two recent deaths and prompting officials to temporarily shutter the... More>>

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original... More>>

Medical Assn won't stop Medicare doc data release

The nation's largest doctors' group said Monday it won't try to block Medicare's release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government's recent decision to... More>>

Philippine court rules family planning law legal

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a family planning law is constitutional, allowing the government to provide reproductive health care services primarily to the country's poor despite strong opposition to... More>>

Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules... More>>

Uruguay to give medicinal marijuana to prisoners

Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health. More>>

Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found. More>>

Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. More>>

3 dozen possibly ill with Norovirus on cruise ship

Officials say more than three dozen people are possibly ill with the highly contagious Norovirus while onboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California. More>>

Guinea: Airport passengers screened for Ebola

Health officials in Guinea say all passengers departing from the capital city's airport must fill out a health form and have their temperature taken as part of an effort to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola... More>>

Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now

Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of... More>>

Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths

In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not... More>>

Pink eye outbreak shuts schools in American Samoa

Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2,300 students and more than 100 teachers contracted pink eye. More>>

Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of girl

A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama. More>>

FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids. More>>

Jindal: GOP needs 'Obamacare' alternative

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday offered a Republican alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in... More>>

Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone

Like so much about the government's health care overhaul, Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage in 2014 didn't turn out quite as planned: Many people still are eligible for extensions that will let them... More>>

3 meningitis deaths reported in Los Angeles County

Three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died, and all three had sex with other men, Los Angeles County health officials said. More>>

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