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Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look
CANTON, Mass. (AP) -- Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth....
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Mass. school at center of treatment controversy
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center....
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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
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Melding health overhaul and taxes gets complicated
President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured....
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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent....
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4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers....
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Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday....
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Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt
NEW YORK (AP) -- The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered. News of terrorist attacks in far-off lands....
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Cuba sending dozens of doctors to fight Ebola
LONDON (AP) -- Cuba's health ministry said Friday it is sending more than 160 health workers to help stop the raging Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, providing a much-needed injection of medical expertise in a country where health workers are in short supply....
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Ebola patient in Omaha eating ice cream
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center where an American aid worker infected with Ebola is being treated say the patient is getting his appetite back....
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