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AP Top Health News at 3:57 a.m. EST

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories
CHICAGO (AP) -- Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements....

Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91
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LONDON (AP) -- While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 - with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 - Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts....

State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem....





Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says....

Mosquito saliva vaccine? NIH tests new way to fight illness
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine - one that acts against the bugs' saliva....

Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again....

Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas....

Correction: Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story
CHICAGO (AP) -- In a story Feb. 20 about same-sex marriage laws and teen suicides, The Associated Press, relying on figures published in a JAMA Pediatrics study, reported erroneously the number of surveyed students who said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual. Johns Hopkins researcher Julia Raifman said Tuesday that the number was 26,252, not about 230,000....

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza....

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures....