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Unsupervised play could improve children’s health

The study found that kids who were allowed at least some time to go out and explore on their own or with friends were between 14 and 19 percent more physically active than kids who were always supervised.

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 23,  2015 file photo, an empty area outside a Ebola virus recovery ward, at the Hastings treatment clinic, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization says officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the virus’ spread. In an update published Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, the U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries _ Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia _ reported fewer than 100 cases in the past week, for the first time since June. Dr. Bruce Aylward, who is leading WHO’s Ebola response, warned that despite the progress made, the virus still isn’t under control.  (AP Photo/ Michael Duff, File)

WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus’ spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 file photo, Marlboro cigarettes are on display in a CVS store in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Indiana: Flunking in tobacco prevention

The American Lung Association gives Indiana an F in tobacco taxes, tobacco prevention and control, access to cessation programs, and C for smoke-free air.

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Obama wants more money to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

Obama’s proposal would fund research into new antibiotics, monitoring of outbreaks and address resistance at veterans’ and military hospitals. It also would fund efforts to prevent overprescription of antibiotics.