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  • Michigan agency planning health conference in Oman

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan human services agency is organizing its first overseas health conference focusing on medical issues and innovations for Arabs. Dearborn-based ACCESS says it's accepting abstracts of scientific studies for the 7th International...

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law. A three-judge panel of the appeals court in Washington said the plain language of the law states that financial aid...

  • Purdue offering veterinary camps at State Fair

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine says it will host two camps for students in grades 6-12 at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Both camps will run Aug. 1-10. A junior veterinary camp for students in 6-8 will run from 9 a.m. until...

  • West Nile concerns prompt mosquito precautions

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials concerned about West Nile virus are cautioning that anyone planning to be outdoors to protect themselves from mosquito bites. No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Utah yet this year but officials say some mosquito pools...

  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013...

  • Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday....

  • Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

    By John Aguilar, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices. Last week, both...

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the...

  • 7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. They argued that some players won't be fairly compensated under the plan, especially...

  • Advocacy group: People getting health subsidies OK

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An advocacy group for the poor says that the 237,000 Michigan residents who are getting subsidies for health insurance under the federal health law shouldn't feel any immediate effect from one court's ruling against the program. A divided panel of the federal...

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