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1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers....

Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea....

GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans....




Former president's breathing tube indicates severe pneumonia
Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated for pneumonia in intensive care at a Houston hospital where doctors are evaluating him before removing a breathing tube....

Study: Texas abortions declined as clinics got farther away
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The number of abortions performed throughout Texas dropped after a 2013 law forced the closure of clinics in all but the largest cities, and the decline was steeper the farther a woman lived from one of the remaining clinics, a study found....

Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school....

Report: NYPD mental health training needs better utilization
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department has trained more than 5,000 police officers on how to handle mental health crisis calls but doesn't have a way to dispatch those officers when the calls come in, according to a report published Thursday....

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace....

Czechs a step away from smoking ban in bars, restaurants
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic is one step away from losing its status of one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe....

California withdraws immigrant health care request
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California officials on Wednesday withdrew their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump's administration....


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