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Guacamole sits on a dish at a Chipotle restaurant
Guacamole sits on a dish at a Chipotle restaurant ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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AP-GfK Poll: Americans support menu labeling

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.

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An MSF Ebola heath worker is sprayed as he leaves the contaminated zone at the Ebola treatment centre in Gueckedou, Guinea.
An MSF Ebola heath worker is sprayed as he leaves the contaminated zone at the Ebola treatment centre in Gueckedou, Guinea. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)
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First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started — with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived.

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White Castle veggie slider
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White Castle’s veggie slider not for dieters

NEW YORK (AP) -- White Castle is offering a vegetarian version of its famous sliders, but they're not necessarily for dieters.

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Electronic cigarettes with different flavored E liquid
Electronic cigarettes with different flavored E liquid (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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New York bans sale of liquid nicotine to minors

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has prohibited the sale of liquid nicotine to minors and required childproof containers for the substance to prevent poisonings.

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Cinthia Rosa Herrera speaks with an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors about plans available from the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas in Miami, Florida (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cinthia Rosa Herrera speaks with an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors about plans available from the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas in Miami, Florida (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people.

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Abortion rights activists hold candles and display pictures in memory of Savita Halappanavar on Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, file)
Abortion rights activists hold candles and display pictures in memory of Savita Halappanavar on Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, file)
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Life support ends for brain dead Irish woman and fetus

DUBLIN (AP) -- A clinically dead pregnant Irishwoman was removed from life support Friday after a Dublin court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus also was doomed to die. The case highlighted fear and confusion among doctors over how to observe Ireland's ban on abortion, the strictest such law in Europe, in an age of medical innovation.

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A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
A clinician practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy in Anniston, Ala. in October. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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CDC monitors a lab technician for possible Ebola exposure

ATLANTA (AP) -- A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said.

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Blood is collected during a blood drive at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. in 2010. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Jack Hanrahan, File)
Blood is collected during a blood drive at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. in 2010. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Jack Hanrahan, File)
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FDA to ease ban on blood donations by gay men

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal officials have moved closer to overturning a decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but activists say the proposed alternative would continue to stigmatize men who have sex with men.

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FDA going after sellers of pure caffeine powder

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.

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Anti-abortion protesters marching in Dublin, Ireland in 2013.  (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, File)
Anti-abortion protesters marching in Dublin, Ireland in 2013. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, File)
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Ireland to rule on pregnant woman on life support

DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish judges considered arguments Tuesday over whether a brain-dead pregnant woman should be kept on life support to give her 17-week-old fetus a chance at life, a case that has reignited debate over Ireland's abortion ban.

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