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AP Top Health News at 3:26 a.m. EST

5 years after Sandy Hook, mental health care worries linger
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting....

Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless
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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....

Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery....





Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Lawyers for California and the U.S. Department of Justice clashed in court Tuesday over whether new rules from President Donald Trump's administration would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control....

12 governors urge Congress to fund children's health program
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible....

'Booze Traveler' host Jack Maxwell, 54, says he has cancer
BOSTON (AP) -- Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he's undergoing treatment for cancer....

India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of the largest rivers that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption....

A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids
ELLIJAY, Georgia (AP) -- The First Baptist Church auditorium was filling with an expectant crowd, friends and family who had been through so much. Kim Silvers' three young daughters were there, all dressed up and eager for the graduation, hoping to mark the end of years of heartache visited on them all by their mother's addiction....

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears
PARIS (AP) -- Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination....

Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for "Obamacare" sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience....