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  • Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found...

  • Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson's disease...

  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. The McKinsey Global Institute consulting firm's report focused on the...

  • Raczynski, Phillips pledge $1 million to UAMS

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and his wife have pledged a planned estate gift of $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The donation from Jim Raczynski and Martha Phillips will establish the Raczynski Phillips...

  • Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice. The verdict surprised activists...

  • Food and face-lift scandals rock Lebanon

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — It is often said that Lebanon has only two things going for it, food and plastic surgery. This week, both industries took a hit as Lebanon's health minister revealed that dozens of restaurants and supermarkets across the country were selling food contaminated with sewage...

  • Clarification: Lauren's Fight story

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story Nov. 18, The Associated Press reported that Xavier University made a $58,776 donation to cancer research on behalf of Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill. The story should have specified that Mount St. Joseph was a partner in the donation.

  • Winds, snow, cold make Michigan roads hazardous

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Windy weather, a fresh coating of snow and cold temperatures are combining to create hazardous driving conditions and dozens of crashes around Michigan. The National Weather Service says 7 more inches of snow fell Wednesday night and Thursday morning in...

  • Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's largest grocery store chain should stop selling tobacco products to demonstrate its oft-stated commitment to health and wellness, anti-smoking activists said Thursday. The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance launched a campaign asking Hy-Vee, Inc. to ban...

  • Ruling: Mississippi abortion law remains blocked

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional. The decision means the law remains blocked and Mississippi's only abortion clinic remains open. The law required abortion...

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