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More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine
NEW YORK (AP) -- More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday....

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

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MIAMI (AP) -- Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month....

China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague
BEIJING (AP) -- A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday....





GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot
LONDON (AP) -- Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency....

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday....

EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women
LONDON (AP) -- A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds)....

Judges in health care rulings vote party line
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them....

Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive....

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
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....

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday....

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