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Health & Wellness Features

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

NEW YORK (AP) -- A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago....
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Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth....
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Ohio House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected....
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Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A human rights watchdog says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access to condoms by men who have sex with men....
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Don't bet big on health law changes when mulling coverage

Why worry about buying health insurance when President-elect Donald Trump plans to dump the requirement that most Americans get coverage?...
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Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday....
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Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state....
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In Greece's tobacco culture, passive smoke a serious problem


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Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later

TOKYO (AP) -- Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients....
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Scientists develop robotic hand for people with quadriplegia

BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup....
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