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Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report is calling for a makeover of the labels used to warn consumers that a food might accidentally contain peanuts or other allergy-prone ingredients….

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5 days ago

Invasive strep outbreak claims lives of 4 Alaskans

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four Alaskans have died this year in an outbreak of invasive strep bacteria that has mostly affected the homeless and Alaska Natives in the state's two largest cities, the state's epidemiologist said Tuesday….

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5 days ago

Q&A: A look at Texas’ first homegrown case of Zika

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are going door-to-door in the Texas neighborhood of a woman who is believed to be the first person to contract the Zika virus by getting bitten by a mosquito in that state….

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5 days ago

GOP could repeal, before replacing, Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law before coming up with a replacement, GOP leaders said Tuesday….

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5 days ago

Health nominee Price may find that changing HHS isn’t easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As an orthopedic surgeon, Tom Price is used to calling the shots in the operating room. If confirmed to run the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the doctor-turned-congressman from Georgia may find it a lot harder to exercise authority….

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5 days ago

Drug-resistant salmonella linked to Wisconsin calves

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin, according to federal and state health officials….

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5 days ago

Drug epidemic stalls HIV decline in whites who shoot up

NEW YORK (AP) — The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation's drug abuse epidemic….

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HHS nominee Price opposes Obamacare, backs Medicare vouchers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a congressman, Georgia Republican Tom Price has been thwarted in his hopes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and transform Medicare into a voucher-like program for future participants….

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5 days ago

Romanian doctors charged over acquisition of burns equipment

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption authorities have charged the head of a burns' unit with abusing his position, saying the hospital bought equipment at inflated prices which it didn't use….

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5 days ago

Highly-contagious bird flu found in Japan, culling start

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese health authorities have confirmed a highly contagious avian flu strain in poultry in two prefectures in northern Japan, with culling of hundreds of thousands of birds starting Tuesday at the affected farms….