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Global research sees statin benefits in lower risk patients

The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don't have heart disease. Read more »

Published April 2, 2016

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State health officials urged to get ready now for Zika in US

The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. this summer. Read more »

Published April 1, 2016

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Will Apple's FBI tussle take a bite out of the brand?

The revelation that the FBI was able to break into a secured iPhone without Apple's help won't take a bite out of Apple's brand reputation, but consumers will be looking for security improvements... Read more »

Published April 1, 2016

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Anbang drops bid to buy Starwood, clearing way for Marriott

says it's dropping its $15 billion offer to acquire Starwood Hotels, citing various market considerations and ending a bidding war for the parent of St. Regis and Sheraton resorts. Read more »

Published March 31, 2016

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Medicare opens new push on hip, knee replacement

From Akron to Tampa Bay, from New York City to San Francisco, Medicare on Friday launches an ambitious experiment changing how it pays for hip and knee replacements in an effort to raise quality... Read more »

Published March 31, 2016

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Utah legalizes needle exchange programs

Utah has joined over two dozen states that have legalized needle exchange programs in the hopes of curbing the state's rise in illegal drug usage and the spread of diseases contracted through dirty needles. Read more »

Published March 31, 2016

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FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane

Authorities say a Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat. Read more »

Published March 30, 2016

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Man says marijuana, not legal scrapes, led to kids' removal

A Navy veteran seeking to get five of his children back from state custody in Kansas says his use of medical marijuana to treat PTSD — not the family's past scrapes with the law —... Read more »

Published March 30, 2016

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A long wait: Fliers brace for big security lines at airports

An expedited screening program called PreCheck was supposed to be the answer to maddeningly long security lines at the airport. But four years after its launch, the Transportation Security... Read more »

Published March 30, 2016

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Hopkins begins nation's first HIV-positive organ transplants

Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It's a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose... Read more »

Published March 30, 2016

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FDA grants use of experimental blood test for Zika screening

Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental test to screen blood donations for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect local blood supplies from the mosquito-borne virus. Read more »

Published March 30, 2016

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NFL demands retraction of New York Times concussion story

The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league's concussion research flawed and likened the NFL's handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry's response to the... Read more »

Published March 29, 2016

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Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get personal health records

The endangered killer whales that spend time in the waters off Washington state are among the most closely studied wildlife, and it is expected to get even more in depth. Read more »

Published March 29, 2016

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Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem

The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction and has to be moved to the top of the federal government's radar screen along with the threat of terrorism... Read more »

Published March 29, 2016

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Utah governor signs bill requiring abortion anesthesia

The governor has signed a bill that makes Utah the first state to require doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. Read more »

Published March 29, 2016

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US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to "increased threats from terrorist groups" in the... Read more »

Published March 29, 2016

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Retaking Syria's Palmyra reveals more shattered antiquities

The recapture of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group has brought new revelations of the destruction wreaked by the extremists, who decapitated priceless statues and smashed... Read more »

Published March 28, 2016

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Federal officials, advocates push pill-tracking databases

The nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs. Read more »

Published March 28, 2016

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Garry Shandling, comic, 'Larry Sanders Show' creator, dies (+Reactions)

Garry Shandling, who as an actor and comedian masterminded a brand of self-inflicted phony docudrama with "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. Read more »

Published March 24, 2016

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Study: Zika landed in Brazil 2 years before it was detected

The worrisome Zika virus apparently has been in Brazil at least a year longer than experts previously thought, according to new research. Read more »

Published March 24, 2016

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FDA adds boldest warning to most widely-used painkillers

Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely-prescribed painkillers, part of a multi-pronged government campaign to stem an epidemic of abuse and death tied... Read more »

Published March 22, 2016

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Ryan: No spending bills without broader budget plan

Top GOP lawmakers Tuesday promised increased spending for veterans' programs and National Guard construction projects but Speaker Paul Ryan says House Republicans need to bridge a broader divide... Read more »

Published March 22, 2016

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Effort to legalize home-baked goods stuck on cutting board

Grace DeStefano has been fighting for the past seven years for her right to sell a homemade cake. Read more »

Published March 20, 2016

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Tiny Vermont brings food industry to its knees on GMO labels

The announcement by General Mills that it will start labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients shows the industry might be giving up its fight against state efforts to require... Read more »

Published March 19, 2016

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Cuba rebukes Obama's call for change but will nix dollar tax

Cuba's government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama's plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the island, even as it took a long-sought step to lift a penalty on... Read more »

Published March 17, 2016

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