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Playing with sports concussion doubles recovery time: Study
CHICAGO (AP) -- Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found....

Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment....

After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise....





Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided
BEIJING (AP) -- A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner....

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus....

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease....

Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday....

Survival of quake victims depends on many factors
NEW YORK (AP) -- How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?...

Judge won't block California's strict child vaccination law
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs....

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum....