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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should be used only for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

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More Americans serving as home caregivers

More Americans serving as home caregivers

Senior care needs are changing; local efforts seek to ease family stress.

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Carrie Atwood, an entomological technician with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, sorts and counts dead captured mosquitoes in Key West, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if Briti…

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Brittany Mariscal, an entomological technician with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, sorts and counts dead captured mosquitoes under a microscope in Key West, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in th…

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito feeds on the arm of Emilio Posada, the Upper Keys supervisor for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, in Key Largo, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if Bri…

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Jason Garcia, a field inspector with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, tests a sprayer that could be used in the future to spray pesticides to control mosquitos in Key West, Fla. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be …

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

A genetically modified Aedes aegypti is shown in Oxitec’s lab. Researchers may release millions in Key West, Fla.

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DNA-altered mosquitoes may be released in Florida

DNA-altered mosquitoes may be released in Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

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Medical billing can vary widely in same market, study finds

Tucson prices don't vary much but Phoenix-Mesa's do for knee and hip replacements.

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Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

FILE -This Feb. 8, 2013, file photo, Arin Forrest of Portland, Ore., holds an AR-15 rifle at a pro-gun rally outside the state Capitol in Salem, Ore. With a stronger Democratic majority in the Oregon Legislature, gun safety advocates are hoping the third time will be the charm on a bill to e…

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Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

With a stronger Democratic majority in the Oregon Legislature, gun safety advocates are hoping the third time will be the charm on a bill to expand use of background checks.

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Gun control group pushes for Oregon background checks

Gun control group pushes for Oregon background checks

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks.

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Pinal County family tests positive for measles

Pinal County family tests positive for measles

The case is likely linked to last month's outbreak in southern California.

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Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Change on release of consumers' personal data was prompted by AP story.

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Visitors arrive at the main entrance to the Disney theme parks, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children to…

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. California public health officials urged those who haven't been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak originated. Seventy peo…

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Visitors ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young t…

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A vendor holds balloons at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, …

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, Jane Szalkowski poses with her 6-month old granddaughter, Livia Simon, who is currently under a measles quarantine as a precaution in Oakland, Calif. The baby visited a doctor's office earlier this month where a child with measles was diagnosed. In …

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