Health

April 23, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Miss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.

Supporters say it will protect women's health, while abortion-rights advocates say it's unconstitutional.

Bryant signed House Bill 1400 on Wednesday. It becomes law July 1.

April 23, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.

April 23, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

April 23, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia.

April 23, 2014 - 1:35 PM

AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

April 23, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.

April 23, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.

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