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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs
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CHICAGO (AP) -- With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy....

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
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GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives....

Added protections for consumer information on health website
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates....





Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed
GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) -- Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed....

Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California....

Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease....

UK nurse who contracted Ebola recovers, leaves hospital
LONDON (AP) -- A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery....

One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs
Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working....

In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to leave their rides behind....

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children....

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