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FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo, shows ampules of yellow fever vaccine in a field hospital in Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil. On Friday, March 16, 2018, health officials said 10 travelers - none of them American - recently caught yellow fever while visiting Brazil. Four died, and it's a reminder that anyone traveling there should get vaccinated before they go. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Yellow fever shots urged for Brazil travelers amid outbreakHealth officials are urging travelers to Brazil to get yellow fever shots after 10 recent visitors got the mosquito-borne disease
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May stands outside The Mill pub, as she views the area where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill, in Salisbury, England, Thursday, March 15, 2018.  May on Wednesday expelled 23 Russian diplomats, severed high-level contacts and vowed both open and covert action following the incident. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)
Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UKAs British authorities investigate the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, there is much mystery about how exactly the brazen attack was carried out
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Woman Uses Fitness App, and Insurer Takes NoticeA woman in Denmark using a fitness app to post her workout data caught the attention of the wrong people—the insurance company paying her for the last several years after an injury. As Business Insider reports, the woman had been receiving $33,000 a year since 2008 after a...
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In this Feb. 8, 2018, photo, Blayne Wittig, executive director of Options for Women of California, left, a center in Concord, Calif., Debbie Whittaker, nurse manager, center, and Christine Vatuone, president and CEO of Informed Choices, talk at Informed Choices, a crisis pregnancy center in Grilroy, Calif. A California law regulating anti-abortion pregnancy centers has led to a Supreme Court clash at the intersection of abortion and free speech. The centers say a law requiring them to tell pregnant clients the state has family planning and abortion care available at little or no cost violates the centers’ free speech rights. Informed Choices is what Vatuone describes as a “life-affirming” pregnancy center. Even as it advertises “free pregnancy services” and promises in signs on its door and inside to discuss all options with pregnant women, Informed Choices exists to steer women away from abortion. (AP Photo/Mark Sherman)
Abortion, free speech collide in Supreme Court disputeA California law regulating anti-abortion pregnancy centers has led to a Supreme Court clash at the intersection of abortion and free speech
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San Francisco fertility clinic sued over embryo tank failureA San Francisco fertility clinic is facing at least two lawsuits over the possible destruction of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in a storage tank that malfunctioned
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Ambulance crash kills patient, injures driver and attendantAuthorities say an out-of-control ambulance has run off a road and crashed in Ohio, killing a patient and injuring the driver and an emergency medical service attendant
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House to try again on bill easing use of unapproved drugsThe House will try again next week to pass a Republican bill to help fatally ill people try unproven treatments
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, test cigarettes sit in a smoking machine in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
FDA begins push to cut addictive nicotine in cigarettesFederal health officials take first step to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes
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FDA Makes 1st Move to Reduce Nicotine in CigarettesAre nonaddictive cigarettes the future of smoking? The FDA on Thursday made its first move to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to "minimally addictive or nonaddictive" levels, NPR reports. According to the Washington Post , the FDA was given the power to regulate tobacco in 2009 and first announced plans to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2006 file photo, pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton smiles following an interview at the University Club in Chicago. Brazelton, one of the world's most well-known pediatricians and child development experts whose influential work helped explain what makes kids tick, has died. He was 99.  Brazelton died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at his Barnstable, Mass. home, said longtime friend and colleague Dr. Joshua Sparrow.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Renowned pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton dies at age 99Renowned pediatrician and author Dr. T. Berry Brazelton has died at age 99
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Owner Decides 17-Year-Old Cat Is Worth a $19K SurgeryWhen Stanley needed a potentially lifesaving kidney transplant, Betsy Boyd didn't blink at coughing up the $19,000 needed to pay for it. What has the generosity of this Baltimore mother of two making headlines, per the Baltimore Sun : That amount is more than 40% of her annual salary, and...
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Microplastics Found in More Than 90% of Bottled WaterBottled water isn't just surrounded by plastic, it's permeated with it, according to a new study. Researchers at the State University of New York tested 259 bottles of water bought in nine countries, including the US, and found that 93% of them were contaminated with tiny plastic particles, the Guardian...
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