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Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

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NEW YORK (AP) -- More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday....

Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

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STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk....




Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare....

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers
MIAMI (AP) -- Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month....

China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague
BEIJING (AP) -- A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday....

GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot
LONDON (AP) -- Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency....

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday....

EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women
LONDON (AP) -- A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds)....

Judges in health care rulings vote party line
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them....