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AP Top Health News At 1:27 a.m. EDT

China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague
BEIJING (AP) -- A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday....

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday....

Judges in health care rulings vote party line
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them....





Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive....

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey....

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday....

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses....

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
CUTLER, Calif. (AP) -- A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination....

Childhood traumas more common in military members
CHICAGO (AP) -- Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings....

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick....


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