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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday, May 17, 2018. The Department of Health and Human Services will be announcing its proposal Friday, the official said on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to confirm the plans before the announcement. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 17, 2018 - 11:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, a worker tapes signage telling people to get vaccinated to protect themselves against Hepatitis A, onto sinks installed at the Neil Good Day Center on 17th Street downtown in San Diego. A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies. The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper says the 20-page report released Thursday, May 17, 2018, commends officials for effectively contacting at-risk residents and getting them vaccinations. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)
May 17, 2018 - 7:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A grand jury report following the worst outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States in 20 years faulted the response of San Diego city and county officials on Thursday and recommended improving communications to prepare for future health emergencies. The outbreak killed 20 and...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. Thursday's action by the Food and Drug Administration clears the monthly shot for sale. Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) is the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three...
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Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Jerome Adams, right, joins Gov. Phil Bryant, second from right, state Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier and Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher, left, as they listen to a question during a panel discussion on opioid abuse, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Adams also participated in a one-on-one discussion on the surgeon general's priorities and programs. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 17, 2018 - 5:17 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, said Thursday that opioid abuse occurs nationwide, but only a small percentage of Americans think it's an emergency in their own communities. "Most of us feel that the opioid epidemic is a problem," Adams said during a panel...
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This 1983 microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Cryptosporidium parvum parasitic organisms in a stool smear specimen, the cause of a patient's cryptosporidiosis. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the CDC said hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the diarrheal illnesses people get from swimming. The parasite can survive normal chlorine levels. (CDC via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming. And they're reminding people with diarrhea to stay out of pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds. U.S. public health officials report on safe swimming every year. Thursday's...
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May 17, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A baby girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in a hospital for months has been discharged in good condition, a doctor in Poland said Thursday. Ewa Gulczynska, head of the neonatology ward at a mother and child clinic in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2009 file photo, steam and smoke rise from a coal burning power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution. The European Commission on Thursday, May 17, 2018 referred France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Britain the EU's highest Court of Justice saying they failed to respect air quality limits and did not take appropriate action in time. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
May 17, 2018 - 12:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution. The European Commission on Thursday referred Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Romania to the EU's highest Court of Justice, saying they failed to respect air...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, health care workers wear virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. The city is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak was announced last week, said Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
May 17, 2018 - 9:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The global health community gulped Thursday with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million in Congo, bringing the latest outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever out of remote rural areas. "Confirmation of urban #Ebola in #...
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May 17, 2018 - 9:16 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby. The Medical Center in Podgorica, the capital, on Thursday blamed the incident on a nurse who didn't follow procedure. The statement says doctors...
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FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Thursday, May 17, 2018, 2017 saw the lowest number of U.S. births in 30 years, with birth rates declining not only for women in their teens and 20's but _ surprisingly _ also women in their 30's. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 17, 2018 - 12:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting...
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