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Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life....

Leaders highlight early education for drug misuse prevention
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- More than 100 children in New Hampshire's largest city have witnessed an adult overdose in their home since 2016. Now, a police program that officials hope will be replicated elsewhere is working to prevent kids from meeting the same fate....

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak....





AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel?...

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity....

The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican effort to end the Obama-era health overhaul and replace it with a new law (all times local):...

Ex-official: Legionnaires' seemed tied to Flint water switch
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's former director of disease control testified Friday that she believed a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area was related to a switch in the city's water supply....

Gatorade pays California $300K, settles anti-water complaint
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff....

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe....

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has vote
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Thursday she isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass, as she faced tough questions from Iowa constituents about the political drive for the measure....

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