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Wyoming sees first confirmed human case of rabies

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the state's first recorded case of human rabies. Learn More


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Water filter distribution starts for residents in Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials have begun distributing filters to some Flint residents receiving water from the city's water system. More »


EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy. More »


Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds

A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found. More »


Again? Health care debate expands for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it's about to get bigger. More »


England, Wales ban smoking in cars with children inside

LONDON (AP) — Smokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke. More »


Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires' disease at prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees at San Quentin State Prison since late August, according to a report Thursday. More »


Rare Q fever outbreak reported in American medical tourists

NEW YORK (AP) — Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday. More »


In New Hampshire, substance abuse at center of 2016 campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sitting among hospital leaders, law enforcement and recovering addicts in New Hampshire's largest city Wednesday, Jeb Bush heard a sobering statistic: In the past 30 days, 102 people overdosed on drugs in Manchester alone. Ten died. More »


UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately. More »


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