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AP Top Health News At 6:07 p.m. EDT

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers
NEW YORK (AP) -- A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say....

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats
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MIAMI (AP) -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections....

In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a two-year-old patient....





Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well
LONDON (AP) -- Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas....

Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling....

Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help....

Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote....

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi health authorities said Wednesday that 11 people in the western city of Jiddah have contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome, resulting in two recent deaths and prompting officials to temporarily shutter the emergency unit at one of the city's biggest hospitals....

Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely....

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday....