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China reports 1st case of imported Zika virus
BEIJING (AP) -- China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday....
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Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs....
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Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study
CHICAGO (AP) -- Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found....
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VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates
CHICAGO (AP) -- Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions....
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Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear
BOSTON (AP) -- For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics - health care, jobs, education and a safe home....
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Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign....
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Ohio EPA: Town failed to notify some of lead in recent tests
SEBRING, Ohio (AP) -- Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday....
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Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision
Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director says....
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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."...
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Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing....
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