Immigration detainees continue hunger strike
TACOMA. Wash. (AP) — A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a third day as hundreds of detainees protested their treatment and called for an end to deportations.
Stigma hinders efforts to combat leprosy in India
TAHIRPUR, India (AP) — At first, Ashok Yadav ignored the patches of pink skin on his arm. But when pale sores erupted on his body and he lost sensation in his fingertips, a doctor issued the devastating diagnosis: Yadav had leprosy.
Ailing Tymoshenko may get back operation in Berlin
BERLIN (AP) — Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, has begun medical treatment at Berlin's Charite hospital, but the doctors caring for her said Saturday it's too soon to say how long the treatment will take and what lasting damage the 53-year-old might have from three slipped discs se suffered while in prison.
Tool to compare health plans tested with consumers
CHICAGO (AP) — A website that offers Illinois consumers more information about insurance costs could help address widespread confusion about choosing a plan on the government sites that are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Endo gets US approval for long-acting testosterone
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday that it received U.S. approval for its long-acting testosterone injection Aveed, which joins a crowded field of hormone-boosting drugs aimed at aging American men.
Rare skin infection traced to NYC fish markets
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare skin infection has been traced to raw seafood purchased at fish markets in New York City's three large Chinese neighborhoods, city health officials said Wednesday.
Officials: No health risks for nuke dump workers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thirteen employees who were exposed to radiation during a leak at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump aren't likely to experience any health effects, federal officials said Wednesday.
Washington issues first legal pot business license
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state issued its first legal-marijuana business license Wednesday, launching a new phase in the state's ambitious effort to regulate a market that has been illegal for more than 75 years.
House backs bill to delay health care penalty
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday backed a one-year delay in the penalty that individuals would have to pay for failing to sign up for health insurance, the 50th time Republicans have forced a vote to repeal, gut or change the law championed by President Barack Obama.
Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV
A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth.
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