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Serena Williams Calls for Action After Scary Birth ExperienceSerena Williams nearly died after her daughter was born via emergency C-section last year; a pulmonary embolism "sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived," the tennis star writes for CNN . Living through the experience made Williams realize even though it was terrifying, she's one...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar attends a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiumsLatest Trump administration health care idea: less insurance for lower premiums
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, waits for the State of the State address inside the House chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Foreman said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, he would call Idaho State Police if any student affiliate from Planned Parenthood stopped by his office. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'A Republican Idaho state senator says he won't apologize for yelling "abortion is murder" at a group of university students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse
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FILE - This Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in studyThe first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way
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28-Year-Old Single Dad of 16 Close to Getting All His KidsThe son of a Japanese IT billionaire reportedly wanted a big family and set out to get it via surrogate. Now, Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, is about to gain custody of all 16 kids he is known to have fathered via Thai surrogate mothers. The BBC explains Shigeta grabbed headlines in...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2011, file photo shows the nutrition label on a can of soda in Philadelphia.  A precision nutrition weight loss approach didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.  Adults in the new study lost 13 pounds on average, regardless of diet, genes and insulin levels. What seemed to make a difference was healthful eating. Participants who consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats lost the most weight.  The study was published Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018,  in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study showsA precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles
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Ankit Maheshwari, an anesthesiologist at University Hospitals, speaks about acupuncture in Cleveland, Ohio on November 13, 2017. Long derided as pseudoscience, acupuncture is increasingly being used by doctors and officials seeking a new weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids. Maheshwari, who formerly treated pain patients at a Department of Veteran affairs, says acupuncture is gaining broader acceptance in the military and civilian practice. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupunctureAncient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids
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A Pakistani mother waits with her infant to be seen by a doctor at a children ward of Poly Clinic in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The U.N. children's agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newbornsUNICEF says Pakistan has world's highest neonatal mortality rate; 46 out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan die
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, center with black cap, takes a walk from the Guguletu Sports Complex to the Athlone Stadium with members of the community and the general public in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early morning jogs and walks in which he interacts with the public. (AP Photo)
South Africa's new leader winning fans with morning exerciseSouth Africa's new president winning some fans with morning exercise, selfies
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, Colin Quinn discusses "Long Story Short," his one-man theatrical show moving to Broadway, at a news conference in New York. Saturday Night Live alum Quinn is exercising his wit days after a heart attack interrupted his busy touring schedule. Quinn took to Twitter on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, to let friends and foes alike know he's "starting a list of those who didn't 'check in' yet," five days after his Valentine's Day health emergency. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
'SNL' alum Quinn recovering from heart attack with humor'Saturday Night Live' alum Colin Quinn exercises his wit days after heart attack interrupted his busy touring schedule, tweets he's starting list of those friends and foes who haven't checked in on him yet
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.  (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denouncedThe U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, right, discusses the state budget in Sacramento, Calif. In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill by Ting that would have expanded the list of those who can seek gun violence restraining orders to include, among others, employees of high schools and colleges. The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018, that killed at least 17 people, has revived the debate about red flag laws. Ting said he plans to reintroduce the bill.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threatJust five states have laws that allow relatives or police to seek a judge's order stripping guns from people who are showing violent tendencies or signs of mental distress
The Associated Press2 days ago
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