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  • HEALTH

    Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy.

  • HEALTH

    Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

    The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.

  • BUSINESS

    US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

  • BUSINESS

    Health care leads San Juan County to consider cuts

    A new law that calls for New Mexico counties to funnel more gross receipts taxes to a fund that helps hospitals pay for uninsured care is forcing San Juan County to consider cutting services and raising taxes.

  • HEALTH

    US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the ...

  • HEALTH

    Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

  • HEALTH

    Patients to start applying for medical marijuana

    One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinois residents will actually ask for permission to use it.

  • HEALTH

    Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.

  • HEALTH

    Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game

    Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.

  • HEALTH

    Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks

    A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.

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