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Searches at French baby milk maker after salmonella scare

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French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. More>>

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

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World Health Organization includes all of Sao Paulo state to its list of areas at risk for yellow fever, recommending all foreign visitors be vaccinated as Brazil prepares for Carnival. More>>

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

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Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies. More>>

CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

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CVS Pharmacy promises to end touch ups up its beauty images in its marketing campaigns. More>>

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

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A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'. More>>

Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rights

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Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law. More>>

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

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Walmart giving pharmacy customers packet that turns leftover opioids into useless gel. More>>

What about the memory test Trump aced? It's not for everyone

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Cognitive tests give doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions. More>>

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

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Scientists hunting universal vaccine to protect against regular winter flu _ and the next super-flu, too. More>>

Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

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Authorities: Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 in killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died. More>>

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

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Pakistani health official says special anti-polio drive launched in eastern Punjab province. More>>

Measles kills dozens of children in Indonesia's Papua

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An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province. More>>

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

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Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it. More>>

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

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Flu is blanketing the US, but officials think it may decline soon. More>>

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

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The head of French dairy giant Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products due to a salmonella scare has been enlarged to 83 countries, far more than the previous recall in some 30 nations. More>>

US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

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U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at breast cancer patients who have an inherited mutation in the BRCA gene. More>>

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

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Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. More>>

Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

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Kentucky has become the first state to win approval from the Trump administration requiring many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage. More>>

Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor

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President Donald Trump's White House doctor is declaring him in 'excellent health' after his first medical checkup as president. More>>

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

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A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service. More>>

NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

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New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. More>>

Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled on an issue that most people may think was already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't. More>>

White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health'

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President Donald Trump will be the patient himself, not the commander in chief comforting them, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital this week. More>>

Hospital CEO apologizes for discharge of patient in gown

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The chief executive of a Baltimore hospital has apologized after a woman was discharged, wearing only a gown and socks, at a bus stop at night. More>>

The Latest: Doctor says Trump 'is in excellent health'

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Donald Trump is sitting for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed, undergoing a physical exam amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit. More>>

1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic

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The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. More>>

Illinois to replace vets' plumbing amid Legionnaire's crisis

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state will replace plumbing at a home for military veterans that's been troubled by Legionnaires' disease. More>>

Eurovision winner Sobral has successful heart transplant

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Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant. More>>

Medicaid recipients to get work requirements

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Trump's Medicaid work requirement rewrites health care rules for "able-bodied" poor. More>>

Zambia to vaccinate 1 million against cholera amid outbreak

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Zambia to vaccinate 1 million in its capital against cholera amid deadly outbreak. More>>

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

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IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu. More>>

Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

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The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. More>>

Judge urges action on '100 percent manmade' opioid crisis

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A federal judge has likened the nation's opioid epidemic to the deadly 1918 flu pandemic while noting the drug crisis is "100 percent manmade.". More>>

Hospital investigating discharge of patient in hospital gown

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The University of Maryland Medical Center is investigating how a woman was discharged from its midtown hospital to a bus stop at night, wearing only a hospital gown. More>>

Trump faces presidential fitness test amid raised concerns

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Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. More>>

Officials: Utah hepatitis A outbreak spread from San Diego

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Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego. More>>

California examines prison guards' high suicide rate

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New research is trying to determine why California correction officers have a high suicide rate, and what to do about it. More>>

Trump signs bill to improve opioid screening technology

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President Donald Trump signs legislation aimed at giving Customs and Border Protection agents screening technology devices to stop the flow of illicit drugs. More>>

Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations

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HHS nominee Azar wary of broad government role in negotiating drug prices. More>>

Democrats move to offense on health care; seek 'big ideas'

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Democrats shift to offense on health care, set sights on coverage for all. More>>

Portuguese town encourages children to smoke at Epiphany

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The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: parents encourage their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. More>>

Correction: Alternative Remedies-Oversight story

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Correction: Alternative Remedies-Oversight story. More>>

Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans

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President Donald Trump's administration will try to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group. More>>

Maryland seeks to turn health care mandate into down payment

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Maryland lawmakers seek to turn health care mandate into down payment for health insurance. More>>

Emory University gets $400 million gift, its largest ever

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Georgia's Emory University is receiving a $400 million gift _ the largest in the history of the institution _ to find new cures for disease and improve lives. More>>

Florida hack exposed files of up to 30,000 Medicaid patients

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Florida officials say hackers may have accessed personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients. More>>

Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions

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When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions approved federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were suddenly place at the risk of a crackdown. More>>

Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney

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A Russian man who was shot and killed in drive-by in Pittsburgh street last month donated his organs _ and the Army National Guard veteran who received his kidney has given an emotional thank-you to the man's widow. More>>

Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears Video included

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The buzz kill long dreaded in the marijuana industry came just days after California opened what is expected to be the world's largest legal pot market. More>>

In new rule, Trump tries to deliver a health care promise

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The Trump administration is proposing regulations to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. More>>

Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

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A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world. More>>

Study: Young male migrants fuel rise in violence in Germany

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A study funded by the German government finds that the influx of mostly young, male migrants led to an increase in violent crime. More>>

NFL changes concussion protocol after Savage incident

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The NFL and the players' union have announced a series of changes to the way possible concussions are handled during games. More>>

Correction: Oregon-Monsanto Lawsuit story

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Oregon is suing the agrochemical company Monsanto over PCB pollution that the state says has contaminated dozens of waterways and leached into ground soil. More>>

Some lawsuits can proceed over cigarettes touted as natural

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A U.S. judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints against the maker of American Spirit cigarettes but is allowing others to move forward over a line of tobacco touted as natural. More>>

UK considers 'drunk tanks' to ease strain on health services

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British officials consider 'drunk tanks' to ease strain on health services. More>>

Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma

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Friends and activists are visiting the New York hospital where Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's eldest daughter is in grave condition after a heart attack. More>>

Judge weighs whether NC schools conspired to depress wages

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A federal judge will have to decide whether two elite North Carolina universities had a cozy agreement not to compete by hiring away medical talent from the hospital and education enterprises each have built. More>>

In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

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This was the year scientists proved they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. More>>

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