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AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs....

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't make things worse....




Chile families fight for acceptance of transgender children
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Monica Flores was returning from a holiday abroad when Chilean police stopped her for questions at the airport. They were bothered that their records didn't match: She had left the country with a son and returned with a daughter....

US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control
BEIJING (AP) -- China has been an "incredible partner" in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Monday during a visit to the country considered the source of many of the deadly substances sought by addicts....

Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service
LONDON (AP) -- Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for what he described as the selective use of scientific studies to support changes in the National Health Service....

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system....

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?...

July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month....

Father charged in baby boy's fatal overdose of opioid combo
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son....