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Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital in a sign of deep-seated problems in the country's health system....

Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance....

Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown
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ISTANBUL (AP) -- In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security....





US says Guantanamo base worker got Zika after Jamaica trip
MIAMI (AP) -- A civilian contract worker has become the first person with a confirmed case of Zika on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after being diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus following a trip to Jamaica, the Navy said Friday....

Man doing well after UK's first double hand transplant
LONDON (AP) -- The lead surgeon in the UK's first double hand transplant says he believes the patient will regain good movement and feeling in his hands....

New tests show no pot chemicals in Colorado town's water
DENVER (AP) -- Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false....

Alaska parental notification abortion law struck down
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional....

The Latest: Authorities say no pot chemical in city's water
HUGO, Colo. (AP) -- The Latest on tests showing no marijuana chemical found in Colorado town's city water supply (all times local):...

Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak
HONOLULU (AP) -- Frustrated Hawaii health officials say they have faced a number of challenges trying to identify the source of a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected at least 74 people on the island of Oahu....

Nevada ending discrimination against prison inmates with HIV
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says illegally discriminate against prison inmates with HIV by housing them separately and denying access to work assignments that can speed their release....