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  • HEALTH

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.

  • HEALTH

    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.

  • HEALTH

    Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

  • HEALTH

    Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

  • HEALTH

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

  • BUSINESS

    5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.

  • BUSINESS

    $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

  • BUSINESS

    AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

    128 killed on bloodiest day of Gaza war: Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, power plant

  • HEALTH

    Florida Medical Association backs Medicaid growth

    The powerful Florida Medical Association has come out in support of expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, choosing sides in a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers.

  • HEALTH

    Survey: Remaining uninsured harder to reach

    About 2.5 million California adults remain uninsured after the first open enrollment period for the new federal health law, and the state will face even bigger challenges in reaching those people, particularly Latinos, according to a survey released Tuesday by a national health policy nonprofit.

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