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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2018 file photo, Dr. William Burke goes over a PET brain scan at Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix. The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of dementia. The announcement Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, is a surprise because the company earlier this year stopped two studies of the drug, called aducanumab, after partial results suggested it was not working.  (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Company says it will seek approval of Alzheimer's drugThe drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of dementia
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In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, containers of the herbicide glyphosate are for sale at a farm supply store in Nakhon Phanom Province, northeast Thailand. Thailand's government has agreed to ban the use of the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos, all widely regarded as dangerous to human health, starting Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicalsThailand's government has agreed to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health
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President Donald Trump, center, points to members of his Cabinet while speaking during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington, as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, listen. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next yearMore choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year, but court case looms over the program
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This Oct. 18, 2019, booking photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Kelly Renee Turner. Turner, a Colorado mother who sought donations to cover medical treatments for her daughter and promoted the girl’s bucket list, has been indicted on a murder charge in the 7-year-old’s death. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Mom who touted daughter's 'bucket list' accused in her deathA Colorado mother has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her 7-year-old daughter, whose death had been attributed to terminal diseases after she fulfilled a bucket list of dreams
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Company Institutes Menopause PolicyCompanies are increasingly working to provide support for women's and family issues, from maternity leave to lactation rooms to free menstrual products to childcare—but what about when the end of the childbearing years arrive? Not quite as many companies have yet offered support for menopausal women, but a British...
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Attorney Mark Lanier answers questions outside the U.S. Federal courthouse, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. The nation's three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached an over $200 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisisThe nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the toll of opioids, averting the first federal trial on the crisis
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In Congo, an Ebola survivor with a motorbike helps ease fearIn Congo, an Ebola survivor with a motorbike helps ease fears _ and never mind the vomit
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, Pierce Prozy examines a Yolo! brand vape oil cartridge marketed as a CBD product at Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Ore. Janell Thompson, a pioneer in marketing CBD as a health product, has pleaded guilty to selling large quantities of synthetic marijuana which was secretly added to vapes, sickening dozens. Prosecutors has also tied Thompson to Yolo!, which sickened at least 33 people in Utah. (AP Photo/Ted Warren, File)
Clusters of illness linked to CBD vapes share 2nd connectionA pioneer in marketing CBD as a health product has pleaded guilty to selling large quantities of synthetic marijuana which was secretly added to vapes, sickening dozens.
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this May 31, 2014, file photo an official 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer ball lies on the grass during an open practice by the United States in Harrison, N.J. A study, from the University of Glasgow and reported Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in New England Journal of Medicine, of former professional soccer players in Scotland found that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccerA study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared to the general population but were more likely to die from dementia
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Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, Monday Oct. 21, 2019. Abortion is set to be decriminalized and same-sex marriage legalized in Northern Ireland as of midnight, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the U.K. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
N Ireland laws on abortion, same-sex marriage, set to changeNorthern Ireland is set to decriminalize abortion and set the stage for legalization of same-sex marriages as of midnight Monday, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the U.K.
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FILE - This 2014 file electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows numerous, spheroid-shaped enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) virions. Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious and rare illness, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children. University of California, San Francisco, researchers tested how the immune system fought back and found clear signs that an enterovirus, a common seasonal virus that specialists have suspected, was indeed the culprit. The the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that AFM spikes coincided with seasons when certain strains of enteroviruses - EV-D68 and EV-A71 - were causing widespread respiratory illnesses.  (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang/CDC via AP, File)
Study points to virus as culprit in kids' paralyzing illnessScientists find strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious poliolike illness in children
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Lawsuit: Drug Firms Acted Like a Cartel. Now, a $260M DealTwo counties in Ohio could have pulled in $8 billion if they'd won their legal battle in court against Big Pharma. Instead, in an 11th-hour deal, they've settled for $260 million against three major distributors and a manufacturer for their role in the opioid epidemic, the Wall Street Journal reports....
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