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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar, where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people. The Seychelles News Agency reported Wednesday that the patient arrived on the main island of Mahe on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made no secret he's frustrated with the failure of Congress to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Now Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order that aims to make lower-premium insurance plans available to...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey, officials announced Wednesday. The announcement comes two weeks after the...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Merck has decided to abandon efforts to market a closely watched experimental cholesterol medicine after mediocre test results. Merck's decision Wednesday to not seek regulatory approval after years of testing marks the fourth time this type of once-...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Merck has decided to abandon efforts to market a closely watched experimental cholesterol medicine after mediocre test results. Merck's decision Wednesday to not seek regulatory approval after years of testing marks the fourth time this type of once-...
LINCOLNVILLE, Maine (AP) — The drummer for the band Phish is trying to raise lead poisoning awareness after an alarming experience with his young son. The Bangor Daily News reports Jon Fishman and his wife, Briar, learned in 2014 that their toddler son had elevated levels of...
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has reduced the child custody rights of a woman who was jailed for five days for not following through on an agreement to vaccinate her 9-year-old son. Oakland County Judge Karen McDonald ruled Wednesday that Rebecca Bredow will no longer...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four deaths in Hurricane Maria's aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a disease spread by animals' urine, Puerto Rico's governor said Wednesday amid concerns about islanders' exposure to contaminated water. A total of 10 people have...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is investigating four deaths in Hurricane Maria's aftermath as possible cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease spread through animals' urine. The disease is not uncommon in the tropics, but the outbreak is elevating concerns about...