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AP Top Health News At 1:15 p.m. EDT

Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law, but encountered plenty of skeptical questions....

NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment - and the advice is don't delay....

Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it....

Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top general said Thursday....

French, US biochemists win top Spanish prize for science
MADRID (AP) -- Biochemists Emmanuelle Charpentier from France and Jennifer Doudna from the United States have been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias scientific research award for their work in biotechnology....

US high court: California county drug disposal law stands
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county's drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere....

Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax....

Health law court case winner could be political loser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser....

UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty
ROME (AP) -- The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday....

Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever - a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said....