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AP Top Health News at 10:55 a.m. EST

Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana
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CHICAGO (AP) -- An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use....

The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria
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LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options....

Doctor-to-doctor donation: Kidney saves sick colleague
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- It's not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor's life....





Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
CHICAGO (AP) -- As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions....

Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide of mine waste shut down one of Bosnia's main highways Saturday and raised fears of further flooding....

Draft GOP health care bill revamps Obama's health care law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners....

Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people....

Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....

Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) -- George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination....

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight....