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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said Thursday. Nigeria's removal...
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the spreading Zika virus in a Miami neighborhood. (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Florida is reporting more cases of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes, but the governor says the infection zone is shrinking. According to a statement...
NEW YORK (AP) — Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind. The research also found gay teens were far more likely to have attempted...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general is urging Puerto Rico to step up its public education campaign against Zika and warns that that 25 percent of the island will be infected by the mosquito-borne virus by year's end. Dr. Vivek Murthy said during a visit to the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any time in history. But progress is incomplete, and the future far from certain. Millions remain uninsured. Quality is still uneven. Costs are high and trending up again. Medicare's...
MIAMI (AP) — Kids returning to school in a Miami neighborhood linked to Zika infections will be allowed to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts that don't match their school uniforms, but still can't bring mosquito repellent to campus. The Miami Herald reports ( http://hrld.us/...
MIAMI (AP) — Kids returning to school in a Miami neighborhood linked to Zika infections will be allowed to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts that don't match their school uniforms, but still can't bring mosquito repellant to campus. The Miami Herald reports ( http://hrld.us/...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration isn't going to reclassify marijuana and remove it from the list of the most dangerous drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a lengthy notice in the Federal Registry that it consulted with the Health and Human Services...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's greatest leaders in history have had mental health problems and it may have helped in times of crisis, psychiatrists and psychologists said. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, along with Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and...