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  • Anti-smoking groups want money spent for health

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Anti-smoking groups want to ensure that the money Michigan gets from its settlement with tobacco companies is used to improve the health of the state's residents. The national tobacco settlement brings in Michigan about $250 million to $350 million a year, and some of...

  • NY settles probe of tanning salons' health claims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with a chain of tanning salons to stop making claims about the health benefits of tanning. The agreement is with HT Franchising Management LLC, doing business as Hollywood Tans, and with Hollywood Tans NYC, its...

  • Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat

    LONDON (AP) — England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human. In a report published Thursday, Public Health England said it concluded TB samples taken from the cat and...

  • India is polio-free after 3 years with no new case

    SHAHPARA, India (AP) — The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated. Her barely perceptible limp the only lingering sign of the disease, Rukhsar was the last person to contract polio...

  • Study: 56 percent of Mexican adults don't exercise

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than half of Mexican adults don't get regular exercise, a worrisome figure in a country with high rates of obesity and diabetes, a study published Wednesday found. The National Statistics Institute said only 43.6 percent of Mexicans exercise or practice sports...

  • 25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December asked 26 companies...

  • Hawaiians protest name of 'Hula' STD info app

    HONOLULU (AP) — The founder of a sexually transmitted disease information app called "Hula" says he doesn't plan to change the name but now understands why the term "getting lei'd" is culturally insensitive. CEO Ramin Bastani told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his Los Angeles-based...

  • Ebola victims quarantined in Guinea

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health workers in protective hazmat suits treated patients in quarantine centers on Tuesday in a remote corner of Guinea where Ebola has killed at least 60 people in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly virus in two decades. Seven patients are being hospitalized...

  • UN: Haiti has more cholera than any other nation

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haiti's cholera outbreak is still the worst in the world, the top U.N. envoy there said Monday. Sandra Honore briefed the U.N. Security Council about the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti, crime rates, public health, and the cholera outbreak. She told reporters...

  • Ebola detected in Guinea victims, 50 dead

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said Sunday, marking the first time an outbreak among humans has been detected in this West African nation....

  • Akebia and MediWound rise as health IPOs continue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drug developer Akebia Therapeutics and burn treatment maker MediWound both went public Thursday as the tide of health care IPOs continued to rise. The health care sector has seen more IPOs than any other industry over the last year. Akebia Therapeutics raised $100 million...

  • Report: Labor in tub OK but water births unproven

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve a mom-to-be's pain during the early stages of labor, but actually giving birth under water has no proven benefit and may be risky, say recommendations for the nation's obstetricians. There's no count of how many babies in the U.S....

  • After NRA opposition, White House shifts strategy for surgeon general nominee

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said administration officials are “recalibrating” their approach to President Obama's nominee for surgeon general after the National Rifle Association's strong opposition siphoned off key Democratic support.

  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' initiative may have increased obesity rates

    It seems first lady Michelle Obama's nanny-state initiative to reduce childhood obesity may have at best done nothing and at worst increased obesity, according to a report from Reuters.

  • Is the banana slipping away?

    Some people lie awake nights worrying about terrorist attacks, giant asteroids crashing into the Earth or war with Russia. I can slumber peacefully through those perils. What causes me to wake up screaming is the banana blight.



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