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Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis

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NEW YORK (AP) -- He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump....

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea will allow a civic group to contact North Korea over help in fighting malaria, the first government approval on cross-border civilian exchanges since North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January 2016, officials said Friday....

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

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People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018....




Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home
NEW YORK (AP) -- One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home - a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday....

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law....

Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50
ELLENABAD, India (AP) -- To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest....

Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday....

Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits....

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot....