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AP Top Health News At 4:10 a.m. EDT

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?
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LONDON (AP) -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease....

US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When two U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country....

Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot
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GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- Marijuana can go in more than brownies and cookies. And the dizzying variety of foods that can be infused with the drug is complicating matters for Colorado regulators who want to make sure pot-infused edibles and drinks won't be confused with regular foods....





Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row....

Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C....

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola....

Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming
CHICAGO (AP) -- Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history....

Ohio theme park says it topped shaved-heads record
MASON, Ohio (AP) -- With wide grins and a few apprehensive looks, more than 200 people lost their hair Friday at an amusement park as they worked to break the Guinness record for most heads shaved simultaneously....

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday....

Ebola moving faster than control efforts
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital....