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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth....
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Source of Ohio botulism cases likely was potato salad
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) -- Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad....
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Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington's new market for recreational pot....
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Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21
HONOLULU (AP) -- A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor....
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Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases....
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Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat - even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections....
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2-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch now student aide
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The highlights from Austin Hatch's first season at Michigan still resonate, even as he gives up his playing role on the basketball team....
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Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December....
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The Latest: Courthouse empties after Day 1 of Holmes trial
5:55 p.m. MDT...
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Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria....
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