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AP news guide: The Flint water crisis, a year on
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A year after the tap water in Flint was exposed as a source of dangerous levels of lead, residents of the impoverished city are still grappling with the man-made public health crisis, which has led to criminal charges and drawn attention in the presidential election....
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6 Portland health providers give $21.5M for homeless housing
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Five major hospitals in Portland, Oregon, and a nonprofit health care plan said Friday they will donate a combined $21.5 million toward the construction of nearly 400 housing units for the city's burgeoning homeless and low-income population - a move hailed by national housing advocates as the largest private investment of its kind in the nation....
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Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go, which would undermine the efforts of 13 Republican-led states to prevent such money from going to Planned Parenthood....
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Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people....
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To train doctors, Vermont school shifts to hands-on learning
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont College of Medicine is changing the way physicians are trained by switching exclusively to a hands-on approach to learning designed to encourage students to solve medical puzzles rather than just memorizing body parts and diseases....
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Lead crisis in housing project was actually no surprise
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) -- When the mayor in this industrial town ordered the evacuation of a 40-year-old public-housing complex this summer because of severe lead contamination, many people wondered: How could the problem have been overlooked for so long?...
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Germany passes new sex worker protection, no-means-no laws
BERLIN (AP) -- German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, and a stricter "no means no" law both passed their final hurdles Friday with approval from the upper house of Parliament....
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Oral drug delivery company says opioid lawsuit has no merit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the companies alleged to have conspired to keep generic versions of a popular opioid treatment off the market said that an antitrust lawsuit filed Thursday has no merit....
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Nigeria administers polio vaccines at military checkpoints
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Health officials in eastern Nigeria say they have started to administer polio vaccines to children at military checkpoints in an attempt to stop the spread of the crippling disease....
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Leprosy found in California elementary school student
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A case of leprosy, extremely rare in the United States, has been diagnosed in a Southern California elementary school student, sending health officials scrambling to reassure parents and the public that the disease is hard to transmit and easy to treat....
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