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AP Top Health News At 4:21 p.m. EDT

Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack
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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....

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday....

White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court....





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....

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....

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed....

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement
BALTIMORE (AP) -- For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear....

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic - whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas - was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday....

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools
CHICAGO (AP) -- Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests....