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Why Healthy Teens Are Taking A Daily Anti-AIDS Pill

In a pilot program in South Africa, teens who are not infected with HIV are going on a preventive regimen of anti-AIDS drugs.
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Rehab Hospitals May Harm A Third Of Patients, Report Finds

Patients sent to rehabilitation facilities to recover from medical crises or surgery too often suffer additional harm from the care they get there, according to research by U.S. health officials.
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Montana's 'Pain Refugees' Leave State To Get Prescribed Opioids

With rising awareness of opioid abuse, some pain patients say doctors are less likely to prescribe them. One Montana sufferer goes to great lengths to get his prescription — he flies to California.
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An Archaeological Mystery In Ghana: Why Didn't Past Droughts Spell Famine?

A terrible drought hit Ghana in the 1400s, far worse than today's conditions. Yet people had enough to eat, while today they go hungry. What changed? In a word, colonialism, a new study suggests.
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Taking The Battle Against Lyme Disease Ticks To The Backyard

Scientists have tested all sorts of strategies to keep Lyme disease ticks from biting us. One is to make it less likely you'll cross paths with the critters in your yard. Sawdust mulch, anyone?

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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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