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AP Top Health News At 1:38 p.m. EST

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
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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....

Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil
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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....

If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help
CHICAGO (AP) -- Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people across more than 30 states could lose federal subsidies for their premiums....

Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak....

Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week....

UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
BERLIN (AP) -- People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday....

Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix....

Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks
ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students....