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AP Top Health News At 1:03 p.m. EDT

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision....

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found....

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests....





Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died as the kingdom detected 17 new cases of the disease....

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface....

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw....

Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim....

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury
NEW YORK (AP) -- About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders....

How Piketty's research shaped wealth gap debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially elite 1 percent....

AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found
WASHINGTON (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun. ...


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