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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that the world has made "extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola" because of the efforts of the U.S., Liberia and other partners but both he and Liberia's leader said more must be done to combat ...more

AP News - Feb 26, 2015 7:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies.The company says it will require health care professionals and facilities and providers to notify it in advance if ...more

AP News - Feb 26, 2015 6:25 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Mount St. Joseph's women's basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill's smile.The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full season while raising more than $1.3 million for researc ...more

AP News - Feb 26, 2015 12:49 PM

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso was "devoid of injury" following his crash in Formula One preseason testing, McLaren chairman Ron Dennis said Thursday.Dennis, however, said it was still too early to guarantee the Spaniard will be ready to ...more

AP News - Feb 26, 2015 12:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday.The U.S. has a moral responsibility, as well as a self-interest, in helping to fig ...more

AP News - Feb 25, 2015 5:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and todd ...more

AP News - Feb 25, 2015 8:24 AM

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline's diet pill, alli (ow-LEYE'), is now back in most U.S. stores.The British drugmaker voluntary recalled the product last March after finding some packages in stores didn't contain real alli, indicating tamp ...more

AP News - Feb 23, 2015 12:28 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Upset by the notion they would use a concussed player, Miami officials said Monday that Tonye Jekiri returned to the Hurricanes' game against Louisville over the weekend only after being cleared by a Cardinals team doctor. ...more

AP News - Feb 20, 2015 3:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new technique for treating varicose veins by sealing them with a clear liquid that turns into a solid adhesive.The VenaSeal system is approved for patients with varicose veins of ...more

AP News - Feb 20, 2015 9:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the White House next week.Liberia is among the West African countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak. In a statement, the White House says Obama and S ...more