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1 day ago

More sicknesses reported on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paramedics responded Monday to another rash of illness among a group of people in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, where police have attributed similar incidents to use of a synthetic form of marijuana known as Spice….

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1 day ago

Florida sends another $5 million to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott has announced that the Florida Department of Health is allocating another $5 million in funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control….

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2 days ago

Medical board asked to drop anti-abortion boss as president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups representing doctors, consumers and women are asking the state medical board to remove the president of Ohio Right to Life as the board's leader because they say he can't be impartial in abortion-related cases….

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Congresswoman, mayor say more resources needed to stop Zika

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine asked for more federal resources Monday to combat the spread of the Zika virus in South Florida….

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2 days ago

Researcher who led fight to eradicate smallpox dies at 87

The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87….

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Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeant Pharmaceuticals replaced Robert Rosiello as chief financial officer as the embattled company attempts to normalize operations amid a host of ongoing investigations and class action lawsuits….

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2 days ago

Pfizer will pay about $14 billion to acquire the cancer drug company Medivation

NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer will pay about $14 billion to acquire the cancer drug company Medivation….

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4 days ago

LA art exhibition look at dying through words, photos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four years ago photographer Andrew George approached the medical director of a Los Angeles hospital with an unusual request: He wanted to meet and take photographs of people about to die….

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4 days ago

Popular ‘Obamacare’ provision gives young adults coverage

Mina Schultz figured she'd be OK without health insurance during the months between finishing graduate school and joining the Peace Corps….

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4 days ago

Tanning industry blames 10,000 salon closings on ‘Obamacare’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The tanning salon industry is feeling burned by "Obamacare."…