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As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness
RIO, Fla. (AP) -- A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital....
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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before....
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South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City - the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months....
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Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika
MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) -- Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus....
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France to tighten up drug trial rules after fatal incident
PARIS (AP) -- France's health minister presented a plan on Monday to tighten the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January....
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Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday....
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Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- The doctor got right down to business after Herbert Diamond bounded in. A single green form before her, she had some questions for the agile 88-year-old: about comas and ventilators, about feeding tubes and CPR, about intense and irreversible suffering....
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Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need....
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Colombia: 5 cases of Zika-associated microcephaly this year
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian authorities are reporting that five babies have been born in the country this year with microcephaly associated with the rapidly spreading Zika virus....
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Some self-induced abortions result in criminal cases
Across the nation, abortion-rights activists are closely following Monday's appeals court hearing involving an Indiana woman convicted of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs....
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