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US panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again....



US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B....



Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost....



Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows
CHICAGO (AP) -- A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles....



Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia....



Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story
In a story Feb. 19, The Associated Press, relying on information in an American Psychiatric Association news release, erroneously reported that the American Osteopathic Association was among medical groups that issued a statement after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting calling for action, including labeling gun violence a national public health epidemic. The APA says it mistakenly included the osteopathic group, which says it did not participate in the joint statement....



Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain....



Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums....



UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The U.N. children's agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth....



Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the issue....