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  • HEALTH

    Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    A federal appeals court has upheld new government rules that require labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

  • HEALTH

    Grand jury: Psych clinic erred in assault reports

    Officials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's psychiatric clinic failed to cooperate with police when notified of patient-on-patient assaults, a grand jury said, finding that they apparently misconstrued state and federal medical privacy laws as limiting how much information they can...

  • HEALTH

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

  • HEALTH

    Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

    Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

  • HEALTH

    House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

    House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

  • HEALTH

    $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    The price may be 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.

  • HEALTH

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

    Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

  • HEALTH

    West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

    Police officers deployed to Liberia's international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

  • HEALTH

    California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

    A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • BUSINESS

    Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

    Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.

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