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GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:38:12 GMT2016-12-10T07:38:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences....

Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:36:20 GMT2016-12-09T21:36:20Z

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state....

4 more Zika cases, likely homegrown, found in Texas

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:16:39 GMT2016-12-10T00:16:39Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Four more cases of Zika that were likely transmitted by mosquito bites in Texas have been found in the same neighborhood where the state's first such case was discovered, state health officials said Friday....

Spain: Suspects in ill child charity scam spent $633,000

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:03:20 GMT2016-12-10T19:03:20Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A Spanish couple arrested for allegedly exploiting the rare illness of their daughter in a charity scam spent almost 600,000 euros ($633,000) of donations on a ritzy lifestyle, according to Spanish police....

New CDC data understate accidental shooting deaths of kids

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:20:43 GMT2016-12-09T20:20:43Z

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Government statistics released this week claiming that 77 minors in the U.S. were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year significantly understate the scope of an enduring public health problem....

A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:02:32 GMT2016-12-09T00:02:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever....

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:41:35 GMT2016-12-08T23:41:35Z

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....

Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:50:51 GMT2016-12-08T19:50:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth....

France gives boost to electric vehicles amid pollution peaks

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:25:43 GMT2016-12-10T16:25:43Z

PARIS (AP) -- The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as Paris and other cities in the country are emerging from a particularly severe episode of air pollution....

Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:40:54 GMT2016-12-08T03:40:54Z

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....