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AP Top Health News At 9:31 p.m. EDT

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says
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CHICAGO (AP) -- An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples....

Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators....

Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage....





Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine
LONDON (AP) -- Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC....

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside....

Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said....

Colleges getting out of health insurance business
SEATTLE (AP) -- The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business....

Senate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc fees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month....

Price tag of bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cuts
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. Highlights of the CBO analysis (in rounded numbers):...

White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly....