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APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus be…

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Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous…

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W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators fo…

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We’re all in the clean-plate club, researchers conclude

We’re all in the clean-plate club, researchers conclude

Seems that most of us take to heart the common admonition to clean our plates, at least when we fill them ourselves.

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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448…

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Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient …

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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the…

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Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of…

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Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

NEW YORK (AP) — The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare.

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More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government repo…

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Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI (AP) — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal …

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EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

LONDON (AP) — A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a rev…

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GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

LONDON (AP) — Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.

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China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

BEIJING (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's o…

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Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America.

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Childhood traumas more common in military members

CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researche…

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Study: 10M have gained coverage through health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under Pr…

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Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisa…

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APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health c…

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Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has him…

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Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Bara…

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Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

BEIJING (AP) — Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.

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Judges in health care rulings vote party line

Judges in health care rulings vote party line

WASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's heal…

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4 effective ways to beat diabetes

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