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

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

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....

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....

Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase
BERLIN (AP) -- Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes....

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....

Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says....

Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking....

Ohio man posts message on his SUV: 'Got kidney? I need 1'
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road in unusual fashion, with bright yellow letters taped to the rear window of his SUV....

Ohio bill would allow patients to get STD meds for partners
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A bill in Ohio seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without examining them....