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Abortion pill requests spike in Zika outbreak countries

NEW YORK (AP) — Online requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that ban abortions, an indication that women may be choosing to end pregnancies rather than risk birth defects stemming from a Zika virus outbreak….

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Ouch! Flu spray fails again, flu shots work better

NEW YORK (AP) — Government researchers say the nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine didn't protect kids this past flu season….

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House Republicans offer proposals for health care changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign….

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The Latest: Whitewater Center open after Ohio teen’s death

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of an Ohio woman after a visit to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina: (all times local):…

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3 days ago

New York sets 7-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is limiting opioid drug prescriptions to seven days of painkillers following a patient's initial visit to a doctor….

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Whitewater rafter dies from amoebic infection after NC trip

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Ohio woman who went whitewater rafting in North Carolina has died of an infection after being exposed to an amoeba that is naturally present in warm fresh water….

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3 days ago

Stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say a disgraced stem cell scientist is facing preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with two patients who died after windpipe transplants….

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3 days ago

House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign….

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NYC lawmakers pass a novel requirement for free tampons

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is on track to become the nation's first city to require free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails after lawmakers approved the idea Tuesday amid a national discussion of the costs of having a period….