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Florida Officials Probe Zika Case That May Not Be Related To Travel

The Florida Department of Health says it's possible that a Zika infection in Miami-Dade County is not related to travel in a country where Zika is spreading. An investigation is underway.
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Anti-Abortion Groups Take New Aim With Diverse Strategies

After a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last month reaffirmed a woman's right to an abortion, anti-abortion groups are rethinking their approach. And they don't all agree on the best next steps.
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Maryland Switches Opioid Treatments, And Some Patients Cry Foul

The state switched funding Suboxone strips for treatment of opioid abuse because they were being trafficked in jails. But some patients say the pill that was substituted isn't working for them.
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Covered California's Health Plan Rates To Jump Sharply In 2017

After two years of moderate rate hikes, a double-digit increase in the cost of insurance premiums in California is likely to resonate across the U.S. in the debate about the benefits of Obamacare.
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The Smoggy Seas: Cargo Ships Bring Pollution, Health Risks

Eight of the 10 busiest ports are in East Asia. A new study shows how the growing number of cargo ships are polluting the air and threatening health.
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Microhospitals May Help Deliver Care In Underserved Areas

Hospital systems are building tiny full-service hospitals in urban and suburban markets. They have a full array of emergency services, but only a handful of beds for admitted patients.
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Twin Sisters Try To Get Pregnant With Ovaries They Froze In 2009

Each twin had an ovary removed and frozen in 2009, when they were in their 30s, in hopes of buying more time to get pregnant and have babies. But will the thawed, reimplanted ovaries work?
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Got Dense Breasts? That Can Depend On Who Is Reading The Mammogram

A big study suggests that radiologists vary widely in their assessment of density, a risk factor for breast cancer. And density is just one component of breast cancer risk, the researchers underscore.
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Fighting HIV In Two High-Risk Groups: Sex Workers And Truck Drivers

It's part of a pilot program from Doctors Without Borders in a part of Mozambique where roughly 1 in 10 adults is infected with the virus.
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A Case Of Zika Apparently Spread From A Patient To A Family Caregiver

Federal and Utah health officials are investigating a case that may be the first instance of Zika spreading from one person to another in ways other than via mosquito bites, sex or the placenta.

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