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13 hours ago

Health insurer’s limit on insulin pumps worries patients

Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn't happy with her insulin pump and finally switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health insurer is pushing her to go back….

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1 day ago

Obama threatens to veto GOP-backed bill on Zika virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is threatening to veto a $1.1 billion bill to combat the Zika virus the House passed early Thursday….

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1 day ago

Despite House OK, Zika aid bill faces long odds to passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1.1 billion compromise measure to combat the Zika virus made it through the House on Thursday, but faces a filibuster from Senate Democrats and opposition from the White House over spending cuts and GOP provisions on health care and the environment….

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2 days ago

Overdose deaths overwhelm medical examiner, coroner offices

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Soaring numbers of overdose deaths are adding to woes already plaguing medical examiner and coroner offices, resulting in a shortage of spots to store bodies and long delays in autopsies and toxicology testing….

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2 days ago

UN: World drug abuse, deaths pretty stable over recent years

VIENNA (AP) — An estimated quarter of a billion people between the ages of 15 and 64 years, abused at least one drug in 2014 but that figure and the number of drug-related deaths have remained relatively steady over recent years, according to a U.N. report published Thursday….

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2 days ago

Candidates avoid Medicare, Social Security finance woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential candidates….

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2 days ago

China schools ordered to remove toxic running tracks

BEIJING (AP) — Schools across China have been ordered to remove running tracks made from toxic materials that have been blamed for sickening students, in the latest in a long line of product scandals blamed on corruption and weak oversight….

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2 days ago

House, Senate GOP seals agreement on $1.1B Zika measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republicans have reached agreement among themselves on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus, but the measure drew immediate opposition from Democrats who signaled they would scuttle it over its spending cuts and "poison pills."…

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2 days ago

Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead

NEW YORK (AP) — The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients….

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2 days ago

Temporary blindness linked to smartphone use in the dark

LONDON (AP) — Doctors have an unusual warning for anyone prone to checking their smartphones in the dark: make sure you use both eyes….