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JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 97 people, mostly indigenous children. An army chief in the provincial capital of Jayapura, Boni Christian Pardede, said Monday that...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America's lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match that covered those enrollees...
MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to...
MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office. Advocates say many people fear their information could...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. The U.S.-based Carter Center, which leads the eradication campaign, says just 30 cases were reported...
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A letter containing what investigators are calling a "biohazard" has been sent to a Pennsylvania police barracks and has sickened three employees. State police and federal authorities say two state troopers and a civilian staff member became ill Thursday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. But the proposal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is addressing the anti-abortion March for Life from the White House Rose Garden. Organizers say the video address Friday makes him the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding...