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2 days ago

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before….

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2 days ago

Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining….

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3 days ago

EU lifts suicide warning on Pfizer’s smoking-cessation pill

Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill….

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3 days ago

Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles….

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3 days ago

Florida Planned Parenthood clinic evacuated; 7 treated

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Hazardous materials teams found unidentified chemicals inside cleaning closets at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida on Monday after the clinic sent seven staffers who were complaining of breathing problems to a hospital for evaluation, police and clinic officials said….

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3 days ago

Some self-induced abortions result in criminal cases

Across the nation, abortion-rights activists are closely following Monday's appeals court hearing involving an Indiana woman convicted of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs….

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3 days ago

Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika

MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus….

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3 days ago

France to tighten up drug trial rules after fatal incident

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister has presented a plan to tighten up the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January….

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4 days ago

Bone cement company accused of experimenting on humans

SEATTLE (AP) — Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on the operating table….

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5 days ago

Colombia: 5 cases of Zika-associated microcephaly this year

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities are reporting that five babies have been born in the country this year with microcephaly associated with the rapidly spreading Zika virus….