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FILE--In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, land that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and community activists are trying to stop the refuge from opening to the public this summer, claiming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not adequately study the safety of the site. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott, File)
Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plantEnvironmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant
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More Marital Battles, More Health Problems for MenDisagreeing too often with your spouse could be bad for your health—a finding that might be used to sway arguments in favor of women, as it especially applies to men. It comes from a 16-year study of 373 heterosexual married couples in the US, presented at a recent meeting...
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Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting lawPlanned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho over new abortion reporting requirements
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FILE - In this March 25, 2016 photo, Director of Chemistry Ravi Swamy, of Aqua Pro-Tech Laboratories, uses inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy to test drinking water samples at the facility, in Fairfield, N.J. A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do more than a third detected elevated levels of the toxin, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The report, released by the Government Accountability Office, is based on a survey of 549 school districts across the United States. The report estimates that 41 percent of school districts, serving 12 million students, did not test for lead in the water in 2016 and 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
GAO: Less than half of school districts test water for leadFederal report says less than half of school districts test for lead in the drinking water
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File - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, health care professionals join hundreds of people marching through downtown Los Angeles protesting President Donald Trump's plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded. The assessment came in a court filing late Monday, July 16, 2018, in which the states asked U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria to put their lawsuit on hold. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidiesCalifornia and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded
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Liver Cancer Death Rate Went Way Up From 2000 to 2016Mortality for all cancers combined has gone down for US adults—but between 2000 and 2016, death rates from liver cancer went up 43%, according to a new CDC report . The cancer itself isn't getting any deadlier—the increase in mortality rates is due to more people developing the disease,...
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In this July 11, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday. Some Democrats are warning that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could spell doom for the Affordable Care Act. This is even as some conservatives are portraying him as sympathetic to President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation. The heated debate may not matter, though. As long as five past defenders of the ACA remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safeThe heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The Food and Drug Administration is considering easing the process for drugmakers to get approval to sell some prescription medicines over the counter, a move to offer consumers convenience and lower prices. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday, July 17, 2018 that the agency has developed tentative guidelines for drugmakers to do so, while maintaining safety standards.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugsFDA wants to make it easier for some prescription drugs to be sold over the counter
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She Gave Birth to 3rd Child, Dies of Infection Days LaterOn June 24, Lindsay Bugbee Crosby of Simsbury, Conn., gave birth to her third child, a healthy baby boy named Nolan. A happy photo shows the smiling mom celebrating in the hospital with husband Evan and daughters Finlay, 5, and Sigrid, 3. Within a week, however, the 32-year-old was back...
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First Drug Approved to Treat Weaponized SmallpoxThe FDA has approved a drug that could be used in the event that someone turns the deadly smallpox virus into a weapon. Per USA Today , the anti-viral tecovirimat, or TPOXX, from the pharmaceutical maker SIGA Technologies, has been given the go-ahead by the regulator to become "an additional option...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poses at the agency's headquarters in Atlanta. The new head of the nation’s top public health agency says the U.S. opioid will be one of his main priorities, and it turns out there is a personal reason.   (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his sonThe director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine
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Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probationMassachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation
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