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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 5:31 am

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it.

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 11:03 pm

BIEN HOA, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting a firsthand look at the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War.

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Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:16 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.

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Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 1:30 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.

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Monday 10/15/2018
US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 9:04 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.

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Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.

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The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads
Posted: October 15, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on drugmakers disclosing list prices of advertised drugs (all times local):

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7 companies, 4 men charged in $1B telemedicine fraud scheme
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 5:03 pm

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven companies and four men are facing charges, accused of roles in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme that deceived tens of thousands of patients and more than 100 doctors, federal prosecutors announced Monday.

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NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 5:01 pm

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.

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Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries
Posted: October 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Curry is getting into the business of medical crowdsourcing on television.

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WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 4:31 pm

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo's latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

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Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 10:47 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy.

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AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 10:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected.

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UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved
Posted: October 15, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness.

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Sunday 10/14/2018
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near
Updated: October 14, 2018 - 11:45 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."

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New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms
Updated: October 14, 2018 - 1:15 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."

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Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases
Updated: October 14, 2018 - 10:32 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon.

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Friday 10/12/2018
Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected
Updated: October 12, 2018 - 3:15 pm

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.

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Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium
Updated: October 12, 2018 - 11:15 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says its "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises
Updated: October 11, 2018 - 1:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten.

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Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds
Updated: October 11, 2018 - 6:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials.

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Valley Baptist creates awareness for World Mental Health week
Posted: October 11, 2018

RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Mental illness affects millions of Americans each year and Valley Baptist Health System is creating awareness to combat stigmas surrounding this important topic to encourage education and treatment.

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Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September
Posted: October 11, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 9:48 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer.

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Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 5:33 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The youngster's mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn't sit up on his own, or why he'd frequently choke, or his neurologic and intestinal abnormalities.

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Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 5:33 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress.

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Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 4:36 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurers will no longer be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions, as a result of bills signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.

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California judge says she will order a new trial for cancer-stricken man awarded $289 million in Roundup case
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 4:17 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California judge says she will order a new trial for cancer-stricken man awarded $289 million in Roundup case.

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More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 4:05 pm

DELTA, British Columbia (AP) — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there.

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Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 12:46 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it "would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives."

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Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 12:16 pm

PARIS (AP) — France's highest court overturned Wednesday an appeals court ruling that would have required some 1,700 women in multiple countries to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.

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The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 9:31 am

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the faulty breast implant scandal (all times local):

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Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 4:00 am

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory said Wednesday.

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling
Updated: October 09, 2018 - 9:45 am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday upheld a landmark ruling that ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels.

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Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling
Updated: October 09, 2018 - 9:15 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge.

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Monday 10/08/2018
Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says
Updated: October 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence, a step that might someday lead to new treatments.

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Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says
Posted: October 08, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence. The finding may someday lead to new treatments.

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Court: Doctor in Spain abducted newborn 49 years ago
Updated: October 08, 2018 - 6:46 am

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court ruled Monday that a doctor stole a newborn child nearly five decades ago, one of the many abducted during Spain's 20th-century dictatorship, but cleared him because the statute of limitations had expired.

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Sunday 10/07/2018
Flint residents seek to reinstate Snyder in water lawsuit
Posted: October 07, 2018

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit.

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Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction
Updated: October 07, 2018 - 8:19 am

LONDON (AP) — A second customer of restaurant chain Pret a Manger died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label, the company has confirmed.

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Saturday 10/06/2018
Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney for transplant
Updated: October 06, 2018 - 10:45 am

LONDON (AP) — Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband.

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FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45
Updated: October 06, 2018 - 5:30 am

U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.

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Friday 10/05/2018
Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds
Updated: October 05, 2018 - 1:33 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs.

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Thursday 10/04/2018
Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah
Updated: October 04, 2018 - 6:47 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate.

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Arizona company recalls beef that's sickened 57 people in US
Updated: October 04, 2018 - 5:45 pm

TOLLESON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona company voluntarily recalled more than 6.5 million pounds (2.9 kilograms) of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials announced Thursday.

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Congress OKs opioid legislation in show of bipartisanship
Updated: October 04, 2018 - 5:04 pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the devastating opioid addiction across the country.

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Mormon church joins lawmakers, Utah governor in deal to legalize medical marijuana even if ballot initiative fails
Posted: October 04, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church joins lawmakers, Utah governor in deal to legalize medical marijuana even if ballot initiative fails.

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Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 'genius grant' winners
Updated: October 04, 2018 - 3:49 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants.

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Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts
Updated: October 04, 2018 - 9:46 am

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo.

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Berlin nightclub patrons urged to get meningitis test
Updated: October 04, 2018 - 8:30 am

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin authorities on Thursday urged patrons of a famed nightclub in the German capital to immediately visit a doctor to be checked for bacterial meningitis after a visitor was hospitalized for the illness.

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