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Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care

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Trump executive order seeks upfront disclosure of hospital prices for common tests and procedures. More>>

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New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US

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US health regulators OK prescription drug to boost sex drive in women. More>>

Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Atlanta. As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 77 medica... (AP Photo/John Bazemore). FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Atlanta. As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 77 medica...
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As Democrats prepare for their presidential debate, medical groups call climate change a 'health emergency'. More>>

2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum

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Dem presidential candidates address Planned Parenthood forum in South Carolina. More>>

Driver with Ebola team severely injured by mob

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A driver working with an Ebola response team is in critical condition after angry crowds hurled rocks at him and set the vehicle on fire. More>>

France may let lesbian couples use in-vitro fertilization

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The French government is drafting legislation to give single women and lesbian couples access to assisted reproduction in France instead of having to seek it abroad. More>>

Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages for US officials

(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Dikembe Mutombo speaks during the opening ceremony of Basketball without Borders Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. U.S. health officials are turning to a basketball hall of famer fo... (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Dikembe Mutombo speaks during the opening ceremony of Basketball without Borders Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. U.S. health officials are turning to a basketball hall of famer fo...
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Former NBA shot blocker promoting vaccinations and other measures in Ebola outbreak. More>>

Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine

( David Young/dpa via AP). Numerous environmental activists walk to the site of the Garzweiler open-cast mine in Garzweiler, Germany, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue. ( David Young/dpa via AP). Numerous environmental activists walk to the site of the Garzweiler open-cast mine in Garzweiler, Germany, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue.
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Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to leave the place immediately, citing life-threatening danger. More>>

Supreme Court to review insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

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The Supreme Court will decide whether insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. More>>

Restaurants could be 1st to get genetically modified salmon

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Peter Bowyer, the facility manager at AquaBounty Technologies, holds one of the last batch of conventional Atlantic salmon raised at the commercial fish farm in Albany, Ind., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. AquaBounty will be produ... (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Peter Bowyer, the facility manager at AquaBounty Technologies, holds one of the last batch of conventional Atlantic salmon raised at the commercial fish farm in Albany, Ind., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. AquaBounty will be produ...
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Restaurants could be among the first in the U.S. to serve genetically modified salmon. More>>

Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect

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A U.S. appeals court says new Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect. Courts in Washington, Oregon and California had blocked the rules from taking effect. More>>

California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you

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California is taking its fight against illegal marijuana sales to cellphones and social media. More>>

California Assembly committee backs vaccine exemption law

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File ). FILE -- In this April 24, 2019 file photo State Sen. Dr. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, urges lawmakers to approve his proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which chi... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File ). FILE -- In this April 24, 2019 file photo State Sen. Dr. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, urges lawmakers to approve his proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which chi...
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Residents are getting their first chance to weigh in on a revised California vaccination measure giving state public health officials oversight of certain doctors and schools. More>>

Lawmakers decry perilous federal lockups for migrant kids

(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). This June 20, 2019, frame from video shows the entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. A legal team, that interviewed about 60 children at the station near El Paso, says young migrants being held there are exper... (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). This June 20, 2019, frame from video shows the entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. A legal team, that interviewed about 60 children at the station near El Paso, says young migrants being held there are exper...
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A legal team that inspected a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, says young migrants being held there are experiencing neglect and mistreatment at the hands of the U.S. government. More>>

No charges in Kentucky anti-abortion activist assault case

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A grand jury says they will not indict the Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester outside a Kentucky abortion clinic. More>>

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., walks to the Senate at the Capitol in Washington. A new study says about once in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or che... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., walks to the Senate at the Capitol in Washington. A new study says about once in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or che...
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Study: Roughly 1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' medical bill. More>>

Cancer patient accuses UCLA gynecologist of sex abuse

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A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment. More>>

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

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Voluntary euthanasia has become legal in an Australian state more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill. More>>

US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - This combination of Dec. 13 and 17, 2018 photos shows the Utah State Capitol during clear and an inversion day in Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mount... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - This combination of Dec. 13 and 17, 2018 photos shows the Utah State Capitol during clear and an inversion day in Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped mount...
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America's air has been steadily getting cleaner, but the last two years that's not been the case with more unhealthy air. More>>

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Nov. 27, 2015 file photo shows two marijuana buds displayed for a customer in Denver. A government report released on Tuesday, June 17, 2019 shows that pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Nov. 27, 2015 file photo shows two marijuana buds displayed for a customer in Denver. A government report released on Tuesday, June 17, 2019 shows that pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and...
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Government research shows pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women, most common during first trimester. More>>

San Francisco moves closer to nation's 1st e-cigarette ban

(AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado). In this Monday, June 17, 2019, photo, Joshua Ni, 24, and Fritz Ramirez, 23, vape from electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in... (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado). In this Monday, June 17, 2019, photo, Joshua Ni, 24, and Fritz Ramirez, 23, vape from electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in...
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San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes in an effort to crack down on youth vaping. More>>

The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, left, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler applaud as they listen to President Donald Trump speak at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, T... (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, left, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler applaud as they listen to President Donald Trump speak at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, T...
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The Trump administration has rolled back a landmark Obama-era effort targeting coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. More>>

US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

(AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File). FILE - This April 3, 2018, file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. A study released on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, found U.S. preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, offering fresh... (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File). FILE - This April 3, 2018, file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. A study released on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, found U.S. preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, offering fresh...
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A new study says preschoolers on U.S. government food aid have grown a little less pudgy. More>>

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

(AP Photo/Hieu Dinh). In this May 30, 2019, photo, a pig is seen in a pen in My Duc district, Hanoi, Vietnam. Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and Chin... (AP Photo/Hieu Dinh). In this May 30, 2019, photo, a pig is seen in a pen in My Duc district, Hanoi, Vietnam. Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and Chin...
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Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic. More>>

Italian woman who was Europe's oldest person has died at 116

(Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP). This photo taken on March, 19, 2018 shows Giuseppina Robucci from Poggio Imperiale, near Foggia, Southern Italy. A 116-year-old Italian woman who was the oldest person in Europe and the second-oldest in the world has died... (Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP). This photo taken on March, 19, 2018 shows Giuseppina Robucci from Poggio Imperiale, near Foggia, Southern Italy. A 116-year-old Italian woman who was the oldest person in Europe and the second-oldest in the world has died...
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A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. More>>

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

(AP Photo/Kantele Franko). FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court in Columbus, O... (AP Photo/Kantele Franko). FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court in Columbus, O...
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An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. More>>

Correction: California-Vaccination Legislation story

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE  - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, an opponent of a measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions gives a thumbs down as the bill's author, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, makes his closing stat... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, an opponent of a measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions gives a thumbs down as the bill's author, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, makes his closing stat...
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California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday. More>>

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

(AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, worshippers attend Sunday Mass at Blessed Diego de San Vitores Church in Tumon, Guam. No doctors are willing to perform abortions in the U.S. territory of Guam, and the isla... (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, worshippers attend Sunday Mass at Blessed Diego de San Vitores Church in Tumon, Guam. No doctors are willing to perform abortions in the U.S. territory of Guam, and the isla...
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Group protests Guam governor's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory because no doctors on the island are currently willing to terminate pregnancies. More>>

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'

(AP Photos/Gillian Flaccus, File). FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Seth Crawford, co-owner of Oregon CBD, displays hemp seeds being prepared for sale to industrial hemp farmers at his facility in Monmouth, Ore. A global hemp research lab ann... (AP Photos/Gillian Flaccus, File). FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Seth Crawford, co-owner of Oregon CBD, displays hemp seeds being prepared for sale to industrial hemp farmers at his facility in Monmouth, Ore. A global hemp research lab ann...
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A global hemp research lab announced this week in Oregon, coupled with a nascent national review board and new seed certification programs are the first stabs at standardizing the newly legal U.S. hemp industry. More>>

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

(Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committee via AP). In this photo provided by the International Rescue Committee, a Congolese refugee is screened for Ebola symptoms at the IRC triage facility in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Kyegegwa District in ... (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committee via AP). In this photo provided by the International Rescue Committee, a Congolese refugee is screened for Ebola symptoms at the IRC triage facility in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Kyegegwa District in ...
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UN says expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola virus outbreak is a global emergency. More>>

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

(Paule Joseph, Shavonne Pocock/NIH via AP). This undated photo provided by the National Institutes of Health in June 2019 shows an "ultra-processed" lunch including brand name macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, canned green beans and diet lemonade. ... (Paule Joseph, Shavonne Pocock/NIH via AP). This undated photo provided by the National Institutes of Health in June 2019 shows an "ultra-processed" lunch including brand name macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, canned green beans and diet lemonade. ...
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Three new studies offer back up the common advice to limit processed foods, and offer some clues on why. More>>

Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit

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Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs to create a negotiating group consisting solely of U.S. towns, cities and counties. More>>

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

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New York state would eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine mandates under a bill expected to pass the state Legislature. More>>

CDC director praises Alabama HIV clinic ahead of campaign

(Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP). Dr. Carlos Reyes-Sacin, left, shows CDC director Robert Redfield inside a telemedicine room at the Medical Advocacy and Outreach clinic in Montgomery, Ala. on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP). Dr. Carlos Reyes-Sacin, left, shows CDC director Robert Redfield inside a telemedicine room at the Medical Advocacy and Outreach clinic in Montgomery, Ala. on Friday, June 14, 2019.
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The director of the Centers for Disease Control says he's impressed by a Montgomery-based HIV/AIDS clinic and its commitment to providing health services to rural communities. More>>

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections

(AP Photo/Marilynn Marchione). In this March 15, 2019 photo, Brian Jetter poses for a portrait in La Jolla, Calif. In 2018 at 40, he was suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause. But a high-tech genetic t... (AP Photo/Marilynn Marchione). In this March 15, 2019 photo, Brian Jetter poses for a portrait in La Jolla, Calif. In 2018 at 40, he was suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause. But a high-tech genetic t...
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Thousands of people die each year when germs causing pneumonia, sepsis and other infections can't be found quickly enough to reveal the right treatment. More>>

Jessica Biel not against vaccinations, just against bill

(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Jessica Biel attends the screening of "The Sinner," during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, at SVA Theatre in New York. Biel says she’s not opposed to vaccinations, but s... (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Jessica Biel attends the screening of "The Sinner," during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, at SVA Theatre in New York. Biel says she’s not opposed to vaccinations, but s...
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Actress Jennifer Biel says she's not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions. More>>

Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services Gloria Jarmon poses for a photograph in her office in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. Nursing facilities have failed to repor... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services Gloria Jarmon poses for a photograph in her office in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. Nursing facilities have failed to repor...
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Watchdog: Nursing facilities failed to report serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare patients. More>>

Maine making public, private insurers cover abortions

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A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine. More>>

Court rules against Trump on immigrant teen abortion policy

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A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday against a Trump administration policy it described as a "blanket ban" preventing immigrant teens in government custody from getting abortions. More>>

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the Reproductive Health Act into law with bill sponsors Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush, left, and Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, right, at the Chicago Cultural Center o... (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the Reproductive Health Act into law with bill sponsors Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush, left, and Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, right, at the Chicago Cultural Center o...
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed sweeping abortion protections into law that establish women's access to the procedure as a "fundamental right". More>>

Woman's lawsuit alleges sex assault by UCLA gynecologist

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, a runner passes the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who work... (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, a runner passes the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who work...
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A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles, has sued the university's regents, the doctor and 20 other parties. More>>

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Maine Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address to the Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically... (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Maine Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address to the Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically...
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Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide. More>>

Teen accused of leaving newborn in dumpster cited for abuse

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Authorities say a teenager accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a California dumpster in scorching heat was cited for child abuse and will be released to her parents after she leaves the hospital. More>>

Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion

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Missouri's top election official has rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. More>>

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

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Uganda's health ministry says a patient has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year. More>>

Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who’s still hea... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who’s still hea...
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New recommendations are urging doctors to prescribe a daily HIV prevention pill to people who are at high risk of getting the virus. More>>

5-year-old dies of Ebola as outbreak crosses Congo border

(Ben Wise/International Rescue Committee via AP). This photo taken Monday, June 10, 2019 and released by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), shows an Ebola screening checkpoint where people crossing from Congo go through foot and hand washing wit... (Ben Wise/International Rescue Committee via AP). This photo taken Monday, June 10, 2019 and released by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), shows an Ebola screening checkpoint where people crossing from Congo go through foot and hand washing wit...
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Congo officials chasing how boy with Ebola entered Uganda as outbreak's 1st cross-border case. More>>

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

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Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your body clock and lead to weight gain and even obesity. More>>

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo photo head of cultivation at Loving Kindness Farms Jason Roberts checks one of his marijuana plants in a grow room wearing green lights not to wake them wake them during their nigh... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo photo head of cultivation at Loving Kindness Farms Jason Roberts checks one of his marijuana plants in a grow room wearing green lights not to wake them wake them during their nigh...
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A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. More>>

Former Bush, Reagan EPA heads warn on Trump rollbacks

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, for a trip to Iowa to tour a renewable energy facility and attend a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, for a trip to Iowa to tour a renewable energy facility and attend a fundraiser.
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Former Environmental Protection Agency heads from three Republican administrations are telling lawmakers they're concerned about the way the Trump administration is rolling back environmental protections. More>>

Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist

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A retired gynecologist who worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for decades has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing two patients during exams and the campus is asking anyone who may have other complaints against him to step forward. More>>

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research

(AP Photo/Eric Gay). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospita... (AP Photo/Eric Gay). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospita...
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Scientists working to save children from devastating birth defects are feeling the chill of the Trump administration's new crackdown on fetal tissue research. More>>

Norway officials trying to ID water contamination source

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Norwegian authorities say they have not yet identified the source of water contamination in southern Norway that sent dozens of people to the hospital. More>>

California OKs health care for some adult immigrants

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay...
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Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers. More>>

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows a Shetland sheepdog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. A study published Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that dogs owners e... (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows a Shetland sheepdog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. A study published Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that dogs owners e...
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New study suggests dog owners may affect levels of stress in their pets. More>>

'Sell By' or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). This Friday, May 24, 2019 photo shows the "sell by" date for a jug of milk in New York. In May 2019, U.S. regulators are again urging food makers to reduce the variety of terms like "best by" and "use by" that cause confusio... (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). This Friday, May 24, 2019 photo shows the "sell by" date for a jug of milk in New York. In May 2019, U.S. regulators are again urging food makers to reduce the variety of terms like "best by" and "use by" that cause confusio...
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U.S. regulators want to clear up the confusion around date labels like "Sell by" and "Best by.". More>>

Vaping device maker sponsoring public health research

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A historically black college in Tennessee is planning to research the impact of electronic cigarettes and vaping with a grant from vaping device maker JUUL Labs. More>>

Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A

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Grocery stores owned by Kroger across the country are recalling store-label frozen berries because they might be contaminated with Hepatitis A. There have been no reported illnesses. More>>

FDA: 'Influencers' promoted vaping without suitable warnings

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The Food and Drug Administration is sending warnings to companies that inappropriately pushed their e-cigarette formulas online through paid social media influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other websites. More>>

Abortions are legal in Guam, but doctors won't perform them

(Frank San Nicolas/The Pacific Daily via AP). In this Jan. 22, 2017, photo, the Guam Catholic Pro-Life Committee holds its annual "Chain for Life" protest against abortion at the Guam International Trade Center intersection in Tamuning, Guam. The first... (Frank San Nicolas/The Pacific Daily via AP). In this Jan. 22, 2017, photo, the Guam Catholic Pro-Life Committee holds its annual "Chain for Life" protest against abortion at the Guam International Trade Center intersection in Tamuning, Guam. The first...
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The first female governor of Guam says she's concerned that a lack of abortion access in the U.S. territory means women will be forced to seek illegal or dangerous alternatives. More>>

Joe Biden reverses position on federal dollars for abortions

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions. More>>

Judge tosses 2 convictions in meningitis outbreak case

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A federal judge has overturned the jury convictions of an owner and former employee of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide meningitis outbreak. More>>

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

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In victory for abortion foes, Trump administration ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists. More>>

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  • Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

    Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

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    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who’s still hea...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who’s still hea...
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  • AP: 3 million US students don't have home internet

    AP: 3 million US students don't have home internet

    Thursday, June 13 2019 7:01 AM EDT2019-06-13 11:01:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advanta...
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