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Health & Wellness Features

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues - and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly....
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Playing with sports concussion doubles recovery time: Study

CHICAGO (AP) -- Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found....
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Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment....
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Egypt's parliament is to vote on tougher penalties for FGM

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's parliament is to vote on tougher penalties for female genital mutilation, after the Cabinet approved a bill to redefine it as a felony....
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Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Pennsylvania drug company announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus....
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Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment....
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After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise....
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Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

BEIJING (AP) -- A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner....
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FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus....
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Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you think Chief McClay has a credibility issue with the members of the Pittsburgh police staff? <More Info>

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55%
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45%
Total Votes: 10,247

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think it's discriminatory that atheists are not allowed to perform opening invocations while the Pennsylvania House is in session?

No
72%
Yes
28%
Total Votes: 10,527