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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
CHICAGO (AP) -- "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found....
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Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries....
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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes
GENEVA (AP) -- Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday....
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UN doctor with Ebola in Germany for treatment
BERLIN (AP) -- Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment....
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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens....
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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May....
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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix....
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Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?...
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Using tax credits to pay premiums gets complicated
Using the federal income tax system to promote social policy goals is a time-honored strategy for policymakers of both political parties....
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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions
NEW YORK (AP) -- Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions....
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