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6 days ago

House, Senate GOP seals agreement on $1.1B Zika measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republicans have reached agreement among themselves on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus, but the measure drew immediate opposition from Democrats who signaled they would scuttle it over its spending cuts and "poison pills."…

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Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead

NEW YORK (AP) — The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients….

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Temporary blindness linked to smartphone use in the dark

LONDON (AP) — Doctors have an unusual warning for anyone prone to checking their smartphones in the dark: make sure you use both eyes….

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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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6 days ago

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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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….