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Teen suicides in California city to be subject of US study
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Published in 16-2-2016
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The team, which includes representatives from both the CDC and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has spent the last three months working with the county Public Health Department to gather data on suicides, suicide attempts and suicidal behavior among Santa Clara County youth. Six teenagers from Palo Alto, the home of Stanford University, killed themselves in both ...>>
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Doctors: Upsurge in paralysis condition accompanies Zika
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Published in 16-2-2016
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Balza is a patient at the public University Hospital in Cucuta, at the epicenter of the Colombian outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Alarm over the Zika epidemic spreading across the Americas has been chiefly over birth defects, but frontline physicians believe a surge in Guillain-Barre cases may also be related. The syndrome typically strikes after a bacterial or viral infection, such a ...>>
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Palestinians renovate church at Jesus' birthplace
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Published in 16-2-2016
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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) After two years of painstaking work, experts have completed the initial phase of a delicate restoration project at the Church of the Nativity, giving a much-needed face-lift to one of Christianity's holiest sites. Despite its spiritual significance, the church was neglected for centuries and is listed as endangered by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency. [. ...>>
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USDA rules would increase food stamp access to healthy foods
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Published in 16-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Retailers that accept food stamps would have to start stocking a wider variety of healthy foods or face the loss of consumers under proposed rules expected to be announced by the Agriculture Department on Tuesday. In 2014, Congress required the Agriculture Department to develop regulations to make sure that stores that accept food stamp dollars, now called the Supplemental Nutrit ...>>
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Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing
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Published in 9-2-2016
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Hospital executives say such a mandate would raise health care costs for patients, and that state lawmakers shouldn't constrain hospitals by dictating unnecessary and inflexible rules. Hospitals and nursing homes estimate the mandate would add about $3 billion a year in costs statewide, said Dennis Whalen, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, which represents hospitals, ...>>
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After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town
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Published in 9-2-2016
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(AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency's action comes more than 15 years after it started emergency cleanup work in Libby following media reports that revealed rampant, asbestos-caused illnesses in the small ...>>
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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
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Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this." While most people experience either mild or no symptoms, Zika is suspected of causing a devastating birth defect babies born with abnormally small heads and pregna ...>>
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Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states
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Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal report does not a ...>>
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Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man
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Published in 9-2-2016
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The object slammed into the ground at an engineering college over the weekend, shattering a water cooler and sending splinters and shards flying. Local officials and scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics on Tuesday examined the 5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) impact crater at the college near Vellore city, but said they had yet to determine whether the object was from outer space or pos ...>>
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Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing
Technology
Published in 9-2-2016
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Hospital executives say such a mandate would raise health care costs for patients, and that state lawmakers shouldn't constrain hospitals by dictating unnecessary and inflexible rules. Hospitals and nursing homes estimate the mandate would add about $3 billion a year in costs statewide, said Dennis Whalen, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, which represents hospitals, ...>>
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After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town
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Published in 9-2-2016
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(AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency's action comes more than 15 years after it started emergency cleanup work in Libby following media reports that revealed rampant, asbestos-caused illnesses in the small ...>>
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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
Technology
Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this." While most people experience either mild or no symptoms, Zika is suspected of causing a devastating birth defect babies born with abnormally small heads and pregna ...>>
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Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states
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Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal report does not a ...>>
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Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man
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Published in 9-2-2016
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The object slammed into the ground at an engineering college over the weekend, shattering a water cooler and sending splinters and shards flying. Local officials and scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics on Tuesday examined the 5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) impact crater at the college near Vellore city, but said they had yet to determine whether the object was from outer space or pos ...>>
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Trucks will move oil stored after California pipeline break
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Published in 2-2-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Exxon Mobil Corp. won approval Monday for its plan to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage tanks after a California pipeline break in May. The Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department endorsed the proposal, which lets the company run up to 30 truck trips a day for as long as six months to move the marooned crude to pumping st ...>>
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