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6 hours ago

UN: Yellow fever outbreak in Africa isn’t a global emergency

LONDON (AP) — The ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa is serious but does not warrant being declared an international health emergency, the World Health Organization said Wednesday….

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4 hours ago

FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma and death….

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2 hours ago

Egypt parliament toughens penalties for female circumcision

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for carrying the procedure….

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1 min ago

Hepatitis A from Egyptian berries infects 50 in 4 states

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A hepatitis A outbreak linked to Egyptian strawberries has grown to more than 50 cases in four states….

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16 hours ago

Novartis wins US OK for biosimilar version of Amgen’s Enbrel

U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first lower-cost version of Enbrel, a blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug from Amgen that is among the top-selling drugs in the world….

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16 hours ago

Health commissioner: State acted properly on tainted water

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health commissioner says federal guidelines on maximum levels of the chemical PFOA in drinking water are intended to trigger action to reduce it, not to warn against drinking the water….

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22 hours ago

Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue….

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22 hours ago

Village residents with contaminated water speak at hearing

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who helped uncover drinking water contamination in an upstate New York village has given an emotional account of his father's death from cancer….

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1 day ago

UN health revises advice for 3 infections transmitted by sex

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N health agency says three common infections transmitted by sex are increasingly resisting antibiotics, and is calling on doctors and patients to make sure the right drugs and doses are used….

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2 days ago

McConnell: Obamacare ‘crashing;’ next president must fix it

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress….