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WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome....

VA names interim medical inspector
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed a top health administrator to serve as interim director of its Office of Medical Inspector....

WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave

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NEW YORK (AP) -- WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office....




Jumping jack to become official Missouri exercise
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Arms up! Legs out!...

Compounding pharmacy oversight changes signed
BOSTON (AP) -- Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies....

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV - and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold....

Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon
NEW YORK (AP) -- General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales....

Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests....

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room
ATLANTA (AP) -- A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box....

UN: 50 new Ebola cases in 2 African nations
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. health agency says there have been 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia since last week as the disease, among the deadliest in the world, keeps spreading in West Africa....