NYC seeks to ban food stamp recipients from spending them on soda, other sugary drinks

NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys

Opposition urges Paraguay’s president to step aside, tend health; aides suspicious

Ill, Paraguay president faces calls to step aside

WH: President Obama to call Guatemalan leader to apologize for 1940s syphilis experimentation

Obama to apologize to Guatemala head on experiment

US apologizes to Guatemala for 1940s study that infected prisoners with syphilis

US apologizes for ’40s syphilis study in Guatemala

CDC chief boldly picks 6 ‘winnable battles’ for health focus, angering advocates left out

CDC chief picks 6 ‘winnable battles’ in health

With South African AIDS orphans aging, prolonged and tailored help is needed

SAfrican AIDS orphans aging

PRETORIA, South Africa — When the Mohau children’s home opened in 1997, orphans with AIDS died every other day. But these days, not one child has been lost in seven years — and as they age with the help of drugs they face the teen complexities of dating and sex.

Congress votes to change wording in laws referring to intellectual disabilities

Congress changes intellectual disability wording

VA defends decision to extend disability benefits to Vietnam vets who get heart disease

VA defends Agent Orange, heart disease links

Protesters pushing for AIDS funding, overturn of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ heckle Obama in NY

Obama heckled on AIDS, gay rights at fundraiser

Scottish study: Smoking bans help curb number of children hospitalized for asthma

Smoking bans help curb kids’ severe asthma attacks

Fear over China’s plan to vaccinate millions for measles highlights growing public distrust

China mass measles vaccination plan sparks outcry

FDA adds warning labels to MRI agents linked to dangerous condition in kidney patients

FDA warns of deadly side effect with imaging drugs

NYPD suspends officer accused of refusing to help 11-year-old girl dying of asthma attack

NYPD suspends cop accused of not aiding dying girl

VA’s move to sweeten benefits for aging vets worries Obama deficit chair; Senate to review it

President Barack Obama

AP Enterprise: Despite murky tie to Agent Orange, diabetes now top disability for Vietnam vets

Diabetes now Vietnam vets’ top Agent Orange claim

HEALTHBEAT: Plenty of vaccine on hand as season to get flu shots rolls around a bit early

Time to get your flu shot, but just one this year

Catch a Wave: Surfing lessons opening new, exciting vistas for children with disabilities

Surf lessons open new vistas for disabled kids

Federal appeals court upholds decision that vaccines do not cause autism

Appeals court rejects autism vaccine link

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling that vaccines are not to blame for autism.

Virginia judge recommends $12 million settlement in salmonella outbreak tied to peanut company

Judge recommends $12M settlement on bad peanuts

In South Africa, doctors and activists worry about impact of strike on AIDS patients

AIDS patients hurt by South African strike

Aide: Growth removed from Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin not cancerous

Aide says growth removed from Durbin not cancerous

Chinese AIDS activist who caught the virus as a boy is detained by police, colleagues say

AIDS activists: Chinese colleague detained

Scientists say evidence links head injuries in athletes to disease that mimics Lou Gehrig’s

Scientists: Link between ALS, head injuries

Aides say no cancer found in tumor removed from Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Ill.

Sen. Durbin of Ill. has stomach tumor removed

Cameroon: 155 die, more than 2,000 affected in country’s worst cholera outbreak in years

UNICEF: 155 die in Cameroon cholera outbreak

World Health Organization says swine flu pandemic is over

WHO says swine flu pandemic is over

GENEVA — The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down telephone hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines.

WHO says decision on whether to downgrade swine flu pandemic is likely Tuesday

WHO: Decision on swine flu pandemic likely Tuesday

Doctors: Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has non-Hodgkin lymphoma; prognosis is good

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has cancer

AP Interview: Ginsburg says she plans to remain a justice as 1 of an unprecedented 3 women

President Barack Obama

VA: 3 positive tests of vets treated at St. Louis clinic, but illness sources undetermined

VA: 3 positive tests of vets at St. Louis clinic

APNewsBreak: 4 positive tests of vets treated at St. Louis, but illness sources undetermined

APNewsBreak: 4 positive tests of St. Louis vets

Autistic man, 20, dies after being left in hot group-home van; Pa. counselor suspended

Autistic man dies in hot van in suburban Philly

Obama, Clinton, speaking to AIDS conference by video, pledge US support for AIDS fight

U.S. President Barack Obama
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APNewsBreak: Indiana says it will no longer count food stamps when calculating other benefits

Indiana changes food stamp policy that drew fire

Ind. accused of cutting aid to some food stamp users; experts say practice breaks federal law

Ind. accused of cutting aid to food stamp users

Global AIDS conference warns of growing epidemic in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

AIDS spreading in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

WHO: People on AIDS drugs climbs to 5.2 million after 1.2 million increase in 2009

Former US President Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton speaks at int’l AIDS conference, calls for more efficient use of funding


AIDS conference chief calls for universal access to treatment of deadly disease

AIDS conference chief lashes out at world leaders

VA: Some tested St. Louis veterans have viruses, but too early to say if dental lapse to blame

VA: Some of the tested Mo. veterans have viruses

St. Louis VA dental technician says she warned supervisors of sterilization issues months ago

VA tech says she warned of sterilization problems

In eulogy, Byrd’s niece says that Congress’ longest-serving senator told her he was dyslexic

Niece says Byrd told her he was dyslexic

WASHINGTON — As Sen. Robert C. Byrd was being laid to rest after a week of memorials, a niece eulogized him Tuesday as a person who suffered from dyslexia. The revelation surprised others in Byrd’s family, who later said they had no knowledge that the West Virginia senator suffered from the learning disability.

VA secretary: St. Louis center’s sterilization problem during dental procedures ‘unacceptable’

VA secretary: St. Louis mistakes ‘unacceptable’

New meningitis vaccine could stop deadly outbreaks across Africa, experts say

New meningitis vaccine could stop outbreaks

Mexico declares official end to swine flu alert after 14 months, and 1,289 deaths

Mexico declares end to 14-month swine flu scare

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