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  • AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending

    With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it. To a large extent, the...

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  • Men who exercise might pass down healthier metabolism to their kids: Study

    A new study finds men who exercise may pass down a healthier metabolism to their kids, which could help protect against diabetes.

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  • States discover news ways to finance Medicaid expansion

    The state-federal health insurance program is more popular than ever. Now, states that want to expand eligibility are devising new strategies to pay for it — creating, in

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  • Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

    For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature and hold all the state's congressional seats. So it was something of a surprise for...

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  • 'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

    It is a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army, Congo's health minister announced late Saturday. This appears to be the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this outbreak, which is...

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  • 'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

    Congo's health minister called it a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials. It appeared to be the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this...

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  • Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

    For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its...

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  • Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

    Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober. With wife Barbara Bach Starkey — herself a recovering alcoholic...

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  • USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

    The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about the...

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  • Renowned heart transplant program selects new leadership

    A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center announced Friday that Dr. Kenneth Liao and Dr. Alexis Shafii will jointly lead...

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  • Everything you need to know about Ebola

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting its 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus. Here is a look at the causes, the symptoms and the history of the deadly disease.

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  • National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

    New York City has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent. The city's health department said Friday the endeavor is being undertaken by the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative, a partnership of about 100 health departments and related groups. ...

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  • EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

    Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency said Friday it had adopted a "positive opinion" of French...

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  • Report: Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 seamen die

    Iran's official IRNA news agency says three seamen have died from an unspecified toxic substance that poisoned all 11 crew members of an Iranian cargo ship on the Caspian Sea. Friday's report says the crew of the vessel, Nazmehr, was transferred to a hospital in Baku, Azerbaijan, but that...

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  • Letting sunlight in really can kill dark-loving bacteria, study shows

    The study hopes to influence building design in the future.

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  • Heartbreaking obituary has raised $11,000 for drug-free center in Vermont

    The heartbreaking obituary of a young mother who died after struggling with drug addiction has struck an international chord. The Turning Point Center in Burlington, Vermont, an organization that offers help for individuals with alcohol and drug addiction, has been inundated with donations from...

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  • The role diversity anxiety can play in ‘living while black’ incidents: OPINION

    “Cornerstone Caroline" and “Pool Patrol Paula” have recently become viral memes showing white people who call the police to report a black person going about their daily life. In concert with increasing racial and ethnic diversity in many communities -- and the ability to record a video with a...

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  • Fertility rates decreasing as 1st-time moms get older: CDC

    Women are becoming mothers for the first time later and later.

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