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FOR RELEASE MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014, AT 4 P.M.- FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo, a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale at a market in Washington. A 12-year study released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, shows a steady improvement in American's eating habits, but food choices remain less than ideal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poorHold the champagne: Improved US eating habits still aren't great; rich-poor diet gap has grown
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack moreAction-packed TV might also pack on pounds by triggering mindless snacking, research suggests
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE-In this file photo taken on  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014,  Health workers carry the body of a man, right, suspected of dying from the Ebola virus and left in the street, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia’s president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country, according to a statement released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)
Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patientSenegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient; Liberia orders civil servants to stay home
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Judge Ismael Moreno, right, in charged of Ashya King case arrives to the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from SpainUK parents who sought treatment for their son with a brain tumor fight extradition from Spain
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014,  a security guard, center left,  working at the University Hospital Fann, speaks to people inside a car, as a  man is  treated for symptoms of the Ebola virus inside the Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn)
WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'WHO says equipment needed to contain Ebola in Senegal, calling case 'a top priority emergency'
The Associated Press1 day ago
A copy of the photo released with a Yellow Notice issued by the international police force Interpol, Friday Aug. 29, 2014, asking for help to locate the missing five-year old boy Ashya King, who is believed to be in France. Police are searching for the five-year-old British boy who is suffering with a severe brain tumor whose parents, believed to be Jehovah’s Witnesses, took him out of a British hospital on Thursday and were last seen in France.  The boy needs urgent medical treatment. (AP Photo/Interpol)
Parents of British boy in Spain face extradition5-year-old British boy with tumor receiving care in Spanish hospital, parents face extradition
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, a woman washes her hands in chlorinated water at the Connaught Hospital, which has suffered the loss of medical workers in the past from the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan was one of those on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak. The tireless Khan was jovial but forceful, doling out praise and criticism to junior doctors at his hospital. But Khan became infected and died, and so have at least 120 other medical workers in Sierra Leone and in three other countries, creating immediate and long-term impacts in a region that already had an understaffed and under equipped health care system. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Ebola takes big toll on already poor health careEbola's toll on health care in W. Africa hits hard, will be felt for years to come
The Associated Press3 days ago
A woman, center,  reacts as she and others celebrate on the streets outside of West Point, that have been closed in by Liberian security forces to stop all movement the past week in a attempt to control the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the quarantine Saturday morning will not mean there is no Ebola in the West Point Slum. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drugLiberian Ebola survivor calls for more experimental drug to be sent to Africa; blockade lifted
The Associated Press3 days ago
This photo taken Aug. 21, 2014 shows health care tax form 1095-A in Washington. The federal agency that brought you the glitchy HealthCare.gov website has a massive new project. Technical difficulties on this one could delay tax refunds for millions of Americans. That agency is the Health and Human Services department. To facilitate complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, HHS will have to send some 5 million households new tax forms that are like W-2s for health care. Those forms are called 1095-As, and they’re being introduced next year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.govThose with health coverage through Obama's law may face a challenge in getting tax-return form
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Kentucky BioProcessing, tobacco plants are grown in a controlled environment at the Kentucky BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky. The company is using tobacco plants grown at this facility to help manufacture an experimental drug to treat patients infected with Ebola. An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study released Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Kentucky BioProcessing, File)
Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in studyExperimental Ebola drug healed all infected monkeys in a study; human tests await fresh supply
The Associated Press3 days ago
Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, poses in an exam room in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Extra health checks are part of protocols campuses throughout the United States have in place as they prepare for as many as 10,000 students from Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where more than 1,000 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some studentsWith Ebola in mind, US campuses plan to screen students arriving from West Africa
The Associated Press4 days ago
This undated handout photo provided by the Agriculture Department shows a seized Giant African Snail. The Giant African Snail eats buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Department of Agriculture is trying to stop them. Since June, USDA has seized more than 1,200 of the large snails, also known as Giant African Land Snails, all of them traced back to one person in Georgia who was illegally selling them.(AP Photo/Agriculture Department)
USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snailsBeware of giant snails! USDA seizes more than 1,200 African snails that eat buildings, crops
The Associated Press4 days ago
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