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In this April 16, 2014 image from video Dr. Naheed Khan, right, works with Roger Pontz, left, on an exercise to test how well he sees shapes on a computer screen at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, April 16, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Pontz suffers from a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa and is the second patient in the U.S. to surgically receive a “bionic eye” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed off on its use last year. (AP Photo, Mike Householder)
Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'Almost blind Michigan man 'seeing something new every day' thanks to new retina procedure
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This artist's rendering provided by Plus Pool, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, shows the proposed floating pool which is to be positioned in New York's East River close to the Brooklyn shore. The pool, which is scheduled to open in 2016, would be the first of its kind because it's made of filtration material designed to make dirty river water safe for swimming. The Manhattan skyline is in the background. (AP Photo/Plus Pool)
Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiledDesigners tout splashy plan for floating, filtered pool in New York City's East River
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, Egyptian Muslim pilgrims, some wearing masks as a precaution against the Middle East respiratory syndrome, pray after they cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah sacked the country’s health minister on Monday, April 21, 2014, amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. The official Saudi Press Agency carried the royal order that said Abdullah al-Rabiah was relieved of his post as Health Minister, and that Labor Minister Adel Faqih will temporarily take over the health minister’s portfolio until a replacement is named. The statement said al-Rabiah is now adviser to the Royal Court. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virusSaudi health authorities report 2 more deaths, 17 additional cases of MERS virus
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 16, 2014, file photo, passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila. One expert says recent outbreaks of MERS in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that led to more than 20 infections, many among health-care workers, “have put us into uncharted territory.”Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah sacked the country’s health minister on Monday, April 21, 2014, amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. The official Saudi Press Agency carried the royal order that said Abdullah al-Rabiah was relieved of his post as Health Minister, and that Labor Minister Adel Faqih will temporarily take over the health minister’s portfolio until a replacement is named. The statement said al-Rabiah is now adviser to the Royal Court.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deathsSaudi health minister sacked as kingdom works to contain spread of MERS virus
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelinesKids get codeine in ER despite drawbacks: Some get no pain relief or face complication risk
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed reviewHealthCare.gov users told to change passwords after government's Heartbleed probe
The Associated Press4 days ago
Second wave of milder flu hitting NortheastCDC officials say a second wave of flu is causing widespread illness in 6 Northeast states
The Associated Press4 days ago
Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injuryStudy: Half of youths admitted to NYC jails suffered brain injury before incarceration
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2009, file photo, Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady speaks at a news conference in Chicago. In April 2014, a crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust the former Illinois GOP chairman for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions. Ideological shifts in the party's organizational structure come as Republicans in Illinois and nationally are working to expand and attract women and minority voters as they look to November. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchangesClock ticking for states to adopt their own insurance exchanges under Obama's health care law
The Associated Press4 days ago
President Barack Obama arrives in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014, where he spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Obama: 8 million signed up for health careObama says 8M signed up for health care through exchanges, contends 'this thing is working'
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2013 file photo, an oyster cultivator holds oyster seed before spreading it into the waters of Duxbury Bay in Duxbury, Mass. A Thursday, April 17, 2014 report from the Centers of Disease Control says there was in increase in infections from vibrio bacteria found in raw shellfish. In 2013, cases were up 32 percent from the previous three years and 75 percent from about five years ago. But the numbers remain very small - only 242 of the 20,000 foodborne illnesses recorded in 10 states. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning reportReport: No change for most kinds of food poisoning last year; salmonella cases drop
The Associated Press5 days ago
The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland, Ore., is seen in a June 20, 2011 photo.  Portland officials said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir. In June 2011, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir at Mount Tabor in southeast Portland. This time, 38 million gallons from a different reservoir at the same location will be discarded after a 19-year-old was videotaped in the act  (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink)
Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teenBig Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drain 38 million gallons
The Associated Press5 days ago
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