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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears


PHOENIX (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states....

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola


LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it has coordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month....

UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler


LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Supreme Court declined Friday to hear an appeal from a mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life support....

Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient


In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's disease....

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions


BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional....

Woman's win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan


TOKYO (AP) -- When her stay at the glamorous Grancreer residence turned into a nightmare of disrupted sleep and difficulties with the staff, retired harpist Yumi Makino opted out, and after a two-year legal battle got her deposit money back in a rare victory over a big real estate company....

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely


LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease....

'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer....

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures


WASHINGTON (AP) -- A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy....

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show....