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Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South....

Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday....

Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis

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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said....




Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds....

Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds - or, at least, hoped to....

Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday....

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria....

53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday....

Koch, Kravis donate total of $250M for hospitals, research
NEW YORK (AP) -- Industrialist David H. Koch (kohk) and financier Henry R. Kravis have made separate donations totaling $250 million for hospitals and medical research in New York City....

Obama tells people of Israel: America has your back
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally....