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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

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Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug …

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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says c…

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Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug …

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Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders i…

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Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars afte…

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W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces…

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Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.

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Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect…

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FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of …

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FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with …

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California company recalls food on botulism fears

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County packaged-food company is voluntarily recalling several products over fears of possible botulism c…

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UA pot researcher backers appeal to regents

UA pot researcher backers appeal to regents

They hope board will allow medical marijuana research to continue elsewhere.

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health ca…

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Blood test may show risk of suicide

A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to lower suicide rates.

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House authorizes GOP-led plan to sue Obama alleging he exceeded constitutional powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — House authorizes GOP-led plan to sue Obama alleging he exceeded constitutional powers.

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plag…

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health ca…

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VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.

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Africa summit to proceed despite Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebo…

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Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

NEW YORK (AP) — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new…

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Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

NEW YORK — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new gove…

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5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.…

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college …

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