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The Associated Press
AP Top Health News at 3:14 p.m. EDT

Many children go to primary care for concussions, not the ER
New research confirms that relying on emergency room data to estimate the prevalence of childhood concussions doesn't deliver a complete picture because many seek treatment in primary care....

Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs....

UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus, telling them to wait even longer to conceive....





French court OKs the transfer to Spain of dead man's sperm
PARIS (AP) -- France's top administrative court has ordered that a dead man's frozen sperm be transferred to Spain so that his widow can be inseminated....

Already hurting for doctors, Louisiana could lose even more
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Bahnsen Miller understands the challenges - and the damages - of Louisiana's budget woes firsthand. You can't ignore them if you've been in one of the state's doctor training programs, constantly at risk of calamity....

Denmark plans to delist transgender identity as mental issue
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark is preparing to change the law so that being transgender will no longer be considered a mental disorder....

Puerto Rico's tourist industry feels economic sting of Zika
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- It was the wedding of one of her best friends, and Natalie Kao was going to be a bridesmaid in a fun, tropical setting on a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico. But the prevalence of the Zika virus across the U.S. territory gave her pause....

UN health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco
GENEVA (AP) -- The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives....

Health officials now confirm 11 cases of measles in Arizona
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) -- An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday....

Chest protectors guard against deadly blows to chest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived, thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm....