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GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences....
12/10/2016 02:38:12am
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Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state....
12/09/2016 04:36:20pm
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4 more Zika cases, likely homegrown, found in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- Four more cases of Zika that were likely transmitted by mosquito bites in Texas have been found in the same neighborhood where the state's first such case was discovered, state health officials said Friday....
12/09/2016 07:16:39pm
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Spain: Suspects in ill child charity scam spent $633,000
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A Spanish couple arrested for allegedly exploiting the rare illness of their daughter in a charity scam spent almost 600,000 euros ($633,000) of donations on a ritzy lifestyle, according to Spanish police....
12/10/2016 02:03:20pm
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New CDC data understate accidental shooting deaths of kids
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Government statistics released this week claiming that 77 minors in the U.S. were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year significantly understate the scope of an enduring public health problem....
12/09/2016 03:20:43pm
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A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever....
12/08/2016 07:02:32pm
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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
NEW YORK (AP) -- A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago....
12/08/2016 06:41:35pm
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Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth....
12/08/2016 02:50:51pm
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France gives boost to electric vehicles amid pollution peaks
PARIS (AP) -- The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as Paris and other cities in the country are emerging from a particularly severe episode of air pollution....
12/10/2016 11:25:43am
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Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A human rights watchdog says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access to condoms by men who have sex with men....
12/07/2016 10:40:54pm
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