Pa. girl who fought for lung transplant improving
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation led to debate over how organs are allocated says she's improving after her double-lung transplant.
Cancer Society hits 100 as US cancer rate falls
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Cancer Society — one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups — is 100 years old this week.
Sunscreen slows skin aging, if used often enough
WASHINGTON (AP) — If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.
NY judge: Fed plan for morning-after pill sales OK
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of any age without prescriptions, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions in the long-running dispute over access to the emergency contracepives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Study: Wiser medication use could cut health costs
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, a study concludes.
Teen birth rates decline in most US states
The U.S. teen birth rate fell 25 percent over five years to a record low of 31 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UK to start regulating e-cigarettes as medicines
LONDON (AP) — Britain will start regulating electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine as medicines, according to the country's top regulator.
Vinegar cancer test saves lives, India study finds
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A study of women in India has found that a simple test using vinegar could save thousands of lives a year by spotting early signs of cervical cancer.
Gender report of Shah Rukh Khan baby investigated
NEW DELHI (AP) — Health officials in Mumbai are investigating reports that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife know the sex of a baby they are having through a surrogate mother.
Nevada ACLU backing suit against 'patient dumping'
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is joining a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging what it calls Nevada's policy of sending state psychiatric hospital patients to cities outside the state.
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