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AP Top Health News At 11:22 a.m. EDT

Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder....

US boosts privacy protection on health insurance website
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Responding to criticism from civil liberties advocates, the Obama administration said Friday it has strengthened consumer privacy protections on the government's health insurance website as a new sign-up season nears....

Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed - even marine algae - with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice....

Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking
BEIJING (AP) -- Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking....

British nurse who contracted Ebola hospitalized again
LONDON (AP) -- A British nurse who recovered from Ebola last year has been hospitalized again for treatment of an unusual late complication, London's Royal Free Hospital said Friday....

Measure to repeal California vaccine law won't be on ballot
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Proponents of an effort to repeal California's new stricter law requiring mandatory vaccines for school children failed to submit enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking voters to repeal the law....

Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a paradox known among scientists, and now researchers think they may have an explanation - one they say might someday lead to new ways to protect people from cancer....

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone....

UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe....

Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation
TOKYO (AP) -- A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring....