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AP Top Health News at 6:27 a.m. EST

Many smartphone health apps don't flag danger, says review
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger....

Appeals court agrees to delay GOP lawsuit over health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has agreed to delay consideration of a lawsuit from Republican lawmakers over the Obama health care law. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace the law....

Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency....





UN says dairy a potential ally in Asia nutrition challenges
BANGKOK (AP) -- An apple a day kept the doctor away - but now in Asia, a cup of milk might do the trick....

Texas releases abortion booklet citing refuted cancer links
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and depression....

VA dentist accused of using improperly cleaned tools resigns
TOMAH, Wis. (AP) -- A dentist has resigned from his position at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital amid accusations he treated hundreds of patients with improperly cleaned equipment....

US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday....

Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes....