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Health officials urge gay men get meningitis vaccine

Associated Press

Health officials in Southern California are urging high-risk gay and bisexual men to get the meningitis vaccine after observing an increase in cases of invasive meningococcal disease, a potentially deadly infection.

Correction: Yemen story

Associated Press

In a story on July 26 about Yemen's dialysis centers reaching a breaking point, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Doctors Without Borders said import restrictions in Yemen are caused by the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen's Shiite rebels. While rights groups have attributed Yemen's blockade to the coalition, the group has not directly linked the import restrictions to the coalition.

This 2013 photo provided by Kara McHenry of North Carolina shows her son, Corbin, who lived for four months after his birth in April 2013. Prenatal tests found trisomy 13; doctors recommended an abortion. But she found a support group on Facebook showing happy-looking children learning to walk. She also found a hospital that offered treatment, in Pennsylvania, 400 miles from her home near Greenville, North Carolina. "I couldn't just give up," McHenry said, so the family temporarily moved north. (Kara McHenry via AP)

Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

- Associated Press

Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that not all such babies are doomed to die.

Checklist of possible behavioral warning signs of dementia

- Associated Press

Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behavior and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:

Obama signs compromise drug-abuse bill into law

Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to curb abuse of heroin and opioid drugs, even as he expressed bitter disappointment with Republicans for not providing more money for addiction treatment.