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AP Top Health News At 9:37 p.m. EST

AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:...

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase
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BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000....

Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests....





Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday....

New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products....

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards....

Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube....

Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal....

Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive....

Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season....

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