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Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital in a sign of deep-seated problems in the country's health system....
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Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance....
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US says Guantanamo base worker got Zika after Jamaica trip
MIAMI (AP) -- A civilian contract worker has become the first person with a confirmed case of Zika on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after being diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus following a trip to Jamaica, the Navy said Friday....
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Colorado town awaits test results of pot ingredient in water
HUGO, Colo. (AP) -- Bottled water was distributed to residents of the small Colorado town of Hugo on Friday as officials investigate the possibility that a marijuana chemical has contaminated the water supply....
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Man doing well after UK's first double hand transplant
LONDON (AP) -- The lead surgeon in the UK's first double hand transplant says he believes the patient will regain good movement and feeling in his hands....
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Alaska parental notification abortion law struck down
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional....
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Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak
HONOLULU (AP) -- Frustrated Hawaii health officials say they have faced a number of challenges trying to identify the source of a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected at least 74 people on the island of Oahu....
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Nevada ending discrimination against prison inmates with HIV
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says illegally discriminate against prison inmates with HIV by housing them separately and denying access to work assignments that can speed their release....
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Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care....
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Mosquito control officials: Even Zika suspicions are costly
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida mosquito control officials worry they won't be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first infection from a mosquito bite on the U.S. mainland is near....
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