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Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

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Aaron Hernandez brain disease diagnosis raises questions about his life troubles & suicide. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

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AP FACT CHECK: Considering all the arguments, TV host Jimmy Kimmel's take on the Republican health care bill is harder to refute. More>>

The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes

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A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Leaders highlight early education for drug misuse prevention

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New Hampshire's political and law enforcement leaders come together to promote early education to prevent substance misuse. More>>

Gatorade pays California $300K, settles anti-water complaint

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California's attorney general has reached a $300,000 settlement with Gatorade over allegations the company made "anti-water" statements in a cellphone video game. More>>

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

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Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. More>>

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning

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Health officials in Ohio are telling some people not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak. More>>

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

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Republicans are feeling the heat to succeed in 'Obamacare' replacement effort. More>>

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has vote

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Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass in the GOP-controlled Senate. More>>

Ex-official: Legionnaires' seemed tied to Flint water switch

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Michigan's former director of disease control testified Friday that she believed a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area was related to a switch in the city's water supply. More>>

Michigan official faces key hearing in Flint water case

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A former Michigan health official says he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. More>>

Lawsuit challenges law that only doctors perform abortions

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The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit that challenges a Maine restriction common across most of the U.S. that abortions be performed solely by physicians. More>>

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

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FDA issues new warnings about risk of combining medication for opioid addiction with certain other drugs. More>>

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

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Scientists say Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country. More>>

Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

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Ivanka Trump is talking about her experience with postpartum depression in a new interview. More>>

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

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Study: Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law. More>>

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me? Video included

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Gene tests may help gauge who will benefit from cancer immune system treatments. More>>

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

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Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

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AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy?. More>>

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

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New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing; creates winners and losers. More>>

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

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President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to an AP review. More>>

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

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A brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. More>>

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline Video included

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President Trump and Senate Republican leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'. More>>

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County

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Public health authorities have declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year. More>>

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

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Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers as slow, steady cost hikes have made it too expensive for many to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide. More>>

The Latest: Trump says GOP health care law has 'good chance'

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President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace his predecessor's health care law. More>>

Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens

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A federal prosecutor says a pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life. More>>

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

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The FDA approves the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis. More>>

The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" _ the latest sign the GOP's repeal effort may be back from the dead. More>>

States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

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States are asking for records from companies that make and distribute prescription opioid painkillers. More>>

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes Video included

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Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. More>>

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

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Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. More>>

City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed

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The city of Everett, Washington, is asking a federal judge to let it move forward with a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin. More>>

Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says pharmaceutical companies have agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. More>>

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

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Government data shows suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. More>>

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others. More>>

Will Senate bargainers' deal on children's health pass?

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Senate bargainers have reached agreement to extend financing for the children's health insurance program for five years, and approval of the deal would avert an end-of-month cash crunch for the popular initiative. More>>

Analysts see Trump threats to insurers boosting premiums

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Budget analysts expect average premiums for individual health insurance to grow 15 percent next year, largely because it's unclear if President Donald Trump will block subsidies to insurers. More>>

AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

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Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. More>>

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

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Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all, as draft guidelines offer women 30 and older a choice of testing. More>>

Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

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The longest follow-up study yet on menopausal hormone pills suggests they don't shorten older women's lives. More>>

Bernie Sanders' health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is declining to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders' universal coverage health care bill. More>>

Child heart patients treated for surgical infection

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At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital in New Orleans over the summer have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. More>>

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

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In the whirr of Hurricane Irma preparations, drug users in Miami's Overtown neighborhood stocked up on sterile water they'll use to mix their heroin and clean syringes they'll use to inject it. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Single-payer sounds best when it sounds free

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AP FACT CHECK: Sanders says Americans want single-payer health care; evidence of that is mixed. More>>

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

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Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain. More>>

2 US scientists awarded Balzan Prize for cancer research

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Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this year's Balzan Prizes recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements. More>>

Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court

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A dispute over whether to shut down Toledo's last abortion clinic is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court in a case both sides view as pivotal. More>>

Court: Apology expressing fault can't be used in lawsuits

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can't be used in a later lawsuit against the provider. More>>

Governors back bipartisan Senate bid to control health costs

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A group of Republican and Democratic governors is endorsing a bipartisan Senate effort to control health insurance costs. More>>

Miami shelters homeless against their will as Irma closes in Video included

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Officials in Miami have begun forcing homeless people into shelters ahead of powerful Hurricane Irma. At least 7 who refused have been sent to a psychiatric ward for their own good during the storm. More>>

Appalachian poor, left out of health debate, seek free care Video included

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The sick and poor in Appalachia are flocking to free health clinics. More>>

Acclaimed UK production of 'Angels in America' heads to NY

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Britain's National Theatre says its acclaimed production of "Angels in America" is heading to Broadway. More>>

Prosecutors want Shkreli's bail revoked over Clinton posting

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Federal prosecutors have filed a court motion asking a judge to revoke Martin Shkreli's bail and throw him in jail because of recent threats the so-called 'Pharma Bro' allegedly made against Hillary Clinton. More>>

Judge opens door for lawsuit over girl declared brain dead

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A California judge has ruled that a teen girl declared brain dead more than three years ago after a tonsillectomy may still be technically alive. More>>

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

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Overwhelmed Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with violent injuries inflicted on Rohingya fleeing Myanmar. More>>

Cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria kills at least 23: UN

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Cholera outbreak in Nigeria kills at least 23, threatens thousands displaced by Boko Haram. More>>

Late-season wildfires choke US cities, towns with smoke Video included

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A wet winter and spring in the US West brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. More>>

Top New York court rules against physician-assisted suicide

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New York's ban on assisted suicide stands after the state's highest court rejected arguments from terminally ill patients who want the right to seek life-ending drugs from a doctor. More>>

Dutch judge orders government to do more on air pollution

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A Dutch judge has ordered the government to do more to rein in air pollution, in a victory for activists who filed an injunction seeking measures to ensure cleaner air. More>>

Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all

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Scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk. More>>

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