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Water filter distribution starts for residents in Flint

1 hour 56 min ago
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials have begun distributing filters to some Flint residents receiving water from the city's water system. 2015-10-04T14:10:31-04:00 2015-10-03T16:59:17-04:00

AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge

1 hour 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis. 2015-10-04T14:10:31-04:00 2015-10-03T21:08:45-04:00

Wyoming sees first confirmed human case of rabies

1 hour 56 min ago
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the state's first recorded case of human rabies. 2015-10-04T14:10:31-04:00 2015-10-03T05:05:15-04:00

Again? Health care debate expands for 2016

1 hour 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it's about to get bigger. 2015-10-04T14:10:31-04:00 2015-10-02T12:06:39-04:00

EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides

1 hour 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy. 2015-10-04T14:10:31-04:00 2015-10-01T16:40:47-04:00

Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires' disease at prison

1 hour 56 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees at San Quentin State Prison since late August, according to a report Thursday. 2015-10-04T14:10:31-04:00 2015-10-01T16:56:15-04:00

England, Wales ban smoking in cars with children inside

1 hour 56 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Smokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke. 2015-10-04T14:10:31-04:00 2015-10-01T06:19:20-04:00

Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds

1 hour 56 min ago
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found. 2015-09-30T15:39:00-04:00 2015-09-30T19:39:44-04:00

Rare Q fever outbreak reported in American medical tourists

1 hour 56 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday. 2015-09-30T14:39:00-04:00 2015-09-30T18:39:57-04:00

In New Hampshire, substance abuse at center of 2016 campaign

1 hour 56 min ago
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sitting among hospital leaders, law enforcement and recovering addicts in New Hampshire's largest city Wednesday, Jeb Bush heard a sobering statistic: In the past 30 days, 102 people overdosed on drugs in Manchester alone. Ten died. 2015-09-30T12:49:00-04:00 2015-09-30T16:49:17-04:00

Michigan pledges $1M for filters, steps to help city's water

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 1:10pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A cash-strapped Michigan city that broke away from Detroit's water system to save money last year is now getting at least $1 million from the state for home water filters amid complaints that its new system, which taps a local river, is linked to increased lead levels in children's blood. 2015-10-03T17:10:37-04:00 2015-10-02T21:56:29-04:00

UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 3:10am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately. 2015-09-30T03:32:00-04:00 2015-09-30T07:32:30-04:00

New NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 1, sickens 12

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:10am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new Legionnaires' disease cluster discovered in the Bronx has killed one person and sickened 12 others just a month after the largest outbreak of the disease in New York City history, health officials said Wednesday. 2015-09-30T13:05:00-04:00 2015-09-30T17:05:58-04:00

Public health emergency declared due to lead in Flint water

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:29pm
DETROIT (AP) — Officials in Michigan declared a public health emergency Thursday over the city of Flint's water, after months of resident complaints about its smell and taste, in response to tests that showed children with elevated levels of lead. 2015-10-02T20:29:31-04:00 2015-10-02T01:23:23-04:00

Here they come again: Broader health care debate for 2016

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of the political drama known as "Obamacare," you might think voters would be tired of big ideas for revamping health care. If so, the presidential candidates seem to have missed the memo. 2015-10-02T09:10:35-04:00 2015-10-02T03:57:26-04:00

House Republicans advance bill to undo health law

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans advanced legislation Tuesday to dismantle President Barack Obama's health law that could actually reach the president's desk. 2015-09-29T09:15:00-04:00 2015-09-29T13:15:42-04:00

Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:10pm
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk. 2015-09-28T03:15:00-04:00 2015-09-28T07:15:07-04:00

AP Sources: EPA tightening limits on smog-causing ozone

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. 2015-10-01T14:10:29-04:00 2015-10-01T13:32:52-04:00

Administration backs high court review of contraception case

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is acknowledging that the Supreme Court should step into the latest battle over the president's health law. 2015-10-01T14:10:29-04:00 2015-10-01T10:20:31-04:00

Study: Breast cancer detection not better with computer aid

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:10am
CHICAGO (AP) — Computer-assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing costs, a large study suggests. 2015-09-28T09:01:00-04:00 2015-09-28T13:01:03-04:00


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