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Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?...
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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage....
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People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital....
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The Latest: Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):...
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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults - and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision....
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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around....
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Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working - if only barely - in most parts of the country....
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EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

LONDON (AP) -- The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof....
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San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction....
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GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you agree with the decision to reveal the identities of the jury deadlocked on the Cosby sexual assault trial? <More Info>

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No
No
74%
Yes
26%
Total Votes: 8,870

Yesterday's Poll

Would you be in favor of Pennsylvania ending seniority based teacher furloughs?

Yes
82%
No
18%
Total Votes: 20,745