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Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?...



Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance....



Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans....



Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early - using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood....



US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline
NEW YORK (AP) -- After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows....



White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday....



Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums for a popular type of individual health care plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, the Congressional Budget Office says....



Colorful portraits show faces of New Hampshire drug crisis
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- At the New Hampshire State Library's latest art exhibit, the bright smiles and bold colors of the canvases belied the broken hearts of those who attended its opening reception....



Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide....



South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state's top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin....