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The Associated Press
AP Top Health News at 3:28 p.m. EDT

Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic....

McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan?...

Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law

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Dawn Erin went nearly 20 years without health insurance before the Affordable Care Act, bouncing between free clinics for frequent and painful bladder infections....

What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures....

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies....

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail
CHICAGO (AP) -- How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago....

Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump....

NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's latest missile test may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will....

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations....

Albania returning Brazil poultry shipment with salmonella
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Food authorities in Albania say they are returning a poultry shipment to Brazil after tests found high levels of salmonella....