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4 days ago

Man doing well after UK’s first double hand transplant

LONDON (AP) — The lead surgeon in the UK's first double hand transplant says he believes the patient will regain good movement and feeling in his hands….

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5 days ago

Colorado town’s water may be tainted with marijuana chemical

HUGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical….

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5 days ago

Nevada ending discrimination of prison inmates with HIV

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says illegally discriminate against prison inmates with HIV by housing them separately and denying access to work assignments that can speed their release….

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5 days ago

Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak

HONOLULU (AP) — Frustrated Hawaii health officials say they have faced a number of challenges trying to identify the source of a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected at least 74 people on the island of Oahu….

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5 days ago

New York repeals sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year….

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5 days ago

CORRECTS: Florida health officials have not ruled out sexual transmission in Miami-area wo…

MIAMI (AP) — CORRECTS: Florida health officials have not ruled out sexual transmission in Miami-area woman's Zika infection. (Corrects APNewsAlert to reflect that a health department spokeswoman says her earlier statement was incorrect. She says she should have written that "sexual transmission related to travel has not been ruled out.")…

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5 days ago

New York sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins repealed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save purchasers $10 million a year….

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5 days ago

The Latest: 1 beach reopens after Los Angeles sewage spill

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a sewage spill in Los Angeles (all times local):…

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5 days ago

Attorney general seeks immediate help for Hanford workers

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington's attorney general on Thursday asked a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors….

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5 days ago

Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Federal regulators are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they get….