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How autism in girls may help reveal the disorder's secrets
CHICAGO (AP) -- Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges, but the way autism strikes girls - or doesn't - may help reveal some of the developmental disorder's frustrating secrets....

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election....

One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict....

As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own....

AP FACT CHECK: Health insurance costs up, but not doubling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:...

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients....

India launches phone app to monitor New Delhi's pollution
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air....

Raising a vegan baby: Parents say abuse cases give a bad rap
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name....

Insurer Cigna eases rules for opioid addiction medication
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction....

Watchdog: EPA delayed for 7 months in Flint water crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 - seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA's inspector general said Thursday....