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 2018-12-10 10:59 

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South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighboring Congo....

 2018-12-10 09:04 

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Roma mothers held in Slovak hospitals against their will...

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often illegally detained in hospitals across the country....

 2018-12-10 07:01 

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Officials: Up to 86 potentially exposed to measles...

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Health officials in Ocean County, New Jersey say 86 people who attended a private event may have been exposed to measles....

 2018-12-10 06:18 

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NY lawmakers to study mental health help in juvenile justice...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two committees of New York state lawmakers are examining the level of mental health services provided in the state's juvenile justice system....

 2018-12-10 06:14 

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Health officials urge Vermonters to get flu shot...

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont health officials are urging residents to get an annual flu vaccine....

 2018-12-10 06:13 

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Advocates share data on childhood trauma, adult health...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Health officials and advocates for New Hampshire children are releasing new data on the connection between adult health and stressful or traumatic events in childhood....

 2018-12-09 20:51 

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Report: Officials missed warning signs about hospital...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Lawmakers want to know why state and federal health investigators missed warning signs about problems in the heart surgery program at a Florida children's hospital....

 2018-12-09 18:19 

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Agencies warn Lamont of looming surge in state retirements...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Agency heads have told Connecticut's incoming governor that large numbers of veteran employees will retire in the coming years, departures that could deal a blow to both inst......

 2018-12-09 16:57 

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Nebraska experts offer tips to manage holiday stress...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The holidays can be stressful, but experts say there are ways to keep that manageable....

 2018-12-09 15:10 

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Jury deliberations to resume latest meningitis outbreak case...

BOSTON (AP) — Jury deliberations are continuing in the case of six former employees of the Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sicke......

 2018-12-08 21:38 

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Maine boosts reimbursement rates for opioid use treatment...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration has increased reimbursement rates for medication-assisted treatment thanks to funding passed by lawmakers to address the opioid cr......

 2018-12-08 19:50 

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Nebraska health officials: 2 flu deaths reported this season...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has reported the state's first flu-related deaths of the current flu season....

 2018-12-08 17:00 

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Free flu shots planned at Louisiana's parish health units...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana health officials want more people to get a flu shot in a state that has among the highest levels of flu activity so far this season....

 2018-12-08 16:59 

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Retired marathoner addresses addiction and recovery in SD...

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — WT...

 2018-12-08 16:44 

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State program planting community gardens in poor areas...

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An ongoing program to help spread healthy eating habits through parts of rural Alabama has established or supported nearly 40 community gardens in outlying areas....

 2018-12-08 16:35 

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Milwaukee task forces release drug overdose recommendations...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Increasing access to resources and education are among the list of recommendations city and county officials in Milwaukee have proposed to fight overdose deaths caused by drugs....

 2018-12-08 16:18 

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Riley Hospital for Children sets $175M fundraising goal...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A $175 million fundraising drive is underway to help boost Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis....

 2018-12-08 16:00 

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Indiana State student group proposes $75 mental health fee...

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Most Indiana State University students would pay a $75 per semester fee for increased mental health services in the future under a proposal from the Student Government Asso......

 2018-12-08 00:54 

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Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing...

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conf......

 2018-12-07 23:56 

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11 patients at UW Hospital developed Legionnaires' disease...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eleven patients at UW Hospital developed Legionnaires' disease, apparently due to bacteria in the hospital's hot water system....

 2018-12-07 22:37 

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Handful of mumps cases reported a Bozeman elementary school...

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A handful of mumps cases at a Bozeman elementary school led Gallatin County health officials to keep unvaccinated students out of classes until they're sure no more students a......

 2018-12-07 19:07 

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Indiana officials weigh cleanup options for church project...

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A plan to turn the ruins of a historic Indiana church into a tourist attraction can't move forward until asbestos and other potential health hazards are removed from the property....

 2018-12-07 18:25 

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Michigan's medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday....

 2018-12-07 16:27 

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New Hampshire health coverage sign-ups lag as deadline nears...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer people in New Hampshire have signed up for insurance under former President Barack Obama's health care law compared to last year as the enrollment deadline nears....

 2018-12-07 15:53 

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Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba...

SEATTLE (AP) — Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses....

 2018-12-07 15:51 

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Chile court declares abortion regulation unconstitutional...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Constitutional Court has thrown out a regulation that prohibited some private hospitals and clinics from refusing to perform legal abortions....

 2018-12-07 10:57 

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Treatment facility for drug-addicted mothers opens in W.Va....

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A residential treatment facility has opened in West Virginia for new and expectant mothers suffering from drug addiction along with their children....

 2018-12-07 10:06 

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Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to......

 2018-12-07 06:33 

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UA studies using AI to restore movement to paralyzed limbs...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A University of Arizona physiology and neuroscience researcher has received a $1.2 million grant to use artificial intelligence to restore movement to paralyzed limbs....

 2018-12-07 03:53 

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Report: Mold 'rampant' at former southern Illinois prison...

TAMMS, Ill. (AP) — A shuttered southern Illinois prison is infested with mold, dimming area residents' hopes it may someday reopen....

 2018-12-07 00:52 

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Expert picked in suit over health care in Arizona's prisons...

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding in a settlement over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons has appointed an expert to examine the method for determining whether the state is making the c......

 2018-12-06 22:29 

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School lunch rules OK refined grains, flavored low-fat milk...

NEW YORK (AP) — The national school lunch program will allow refined grains back onto menus, scaling back some of the contested changes implemented under President Barack Obama....

 2018-12-06 22:25 

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Officials warn football fans, others of Clemson-area mumps...

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Officials say fans who went to Clemson for last month's football game against the University of South Carolina may have been exposed to mumps....

 2018-12-06 21:19 

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Iowa let major Medicaid provider keep $2.4M in overpayments...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After a major provider agreed to stay in Iowa's troubled Medicaid program, a top aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds quietly signed a deal letting its hospitals and clinics keep $2.4 m......

 2018-12-06 21:05 

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Embattled University Hospital CEO resigning amid criticism...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of a New Jersey hospital has resigned following an outbreak that may have claimed the lives of three infants....

 2018-12-06 20:35 

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Surgeon General: Federal drug classification needs changes...

BOSTON (AP) — The nation's drug classification system should be revisited but illegal drugs shouldn't simply be decriminalized nationwide, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told a gathering of poli......

 2018-12-06 19:52 

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Groups sue to block medical marijuana compromise in Utah...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of advocacy groups in Utah sued Thursday to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional domination and int......

 2018-12-06 18:17 

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Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted...

NEW YORK (AP) — More work by a prominent food researcher is being retracted because of problems with the data, including a study that took aim at the "Joy of Cooking."...

 2018-12-06 17:50 

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EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch...

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat....

 2018-12-06 17:36 

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Settlement reached in wrongful death suit at nursing home...

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Court records show a wrongful death lawsuit against a New Hampshire nursing home brought by the estate of a resident who was killed by another resident has been settled....

 2018-12-06 15:08 

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Michigan gets confirmation of case of paralyzing illness...

DETROIT (AP) — Officials say Michigan has its first confirmed case this year of a mysterious paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis ....

 2018-12-06 13:43 

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Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court has refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists....

 2018-12-06 12:37 

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Former Louisiana Gov. Blanco: 'no escape' from her cancer...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco says there's "no escape" from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body....

 2018-12-06 06:51 

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Company: Closed hospital in south-central Arizona to reopen...

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A new operator plans to reopen a south-central Arizona hospital that closed in June due to financial struggles....

 2018-12-05 22:30 

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Report: Savings from cuts to Missouri in-home care overblown...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says cuts to in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities didn't end up saving as much money as expected....

 2018-12-05 21:49 

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Mississippi has 1st pediatric death of current flu season...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health is confirming the first pediatric influenza death in the state for the 2018-19 flu season....

 2018-12-05 21:13 

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Parsons wants prescription monitoring bill by session's end...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The long-futile effort seeking a statewide prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri now has a prominent advocate — Gov. Mike Parsons....

 2018-12-05 19:34 

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New Maine lawmakers sworn in amid promises to change course...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state's chief justice swore in lawmakers Wednesday as Democrats laid out plans to counter Trump administration policies and change course from outgoing firebrand Gov. Paul......

 2018-12-05 16:27 

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Official: Disneyland tower likely source of Legionnaires'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A health official testified that a cooling tower at Disneyland was the likely source for all 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the California theme park....

 2018-12-05 15:01 

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The Latest: Wisconsin Senate rejects insurance bill...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local):7:50 a.m.The Wisconsin Se......

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