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13 dead from mysterious ailment in Nigeria

A mysterious affliction has killed at least 13 people in southwestern Nigeria, leaving health officials scrambling to determine its cause. The 18 cases have all occurred in Nigeria's Ondo state since April 13.

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Hospitalizations linked to synthetic weed

New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that more than 160 patients in nine days have been rushed to hospitals.

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Officials: California measles outbreak over

A measles outbreak that affected more than 130 Californians since December is over, the California Department of Public Health declared Friday.

It has been 42 days since the last known case of B3 strain of measles, the equivalent of two successive inc...

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E-cig use triples among teens

Use of e-cigarettes among high school-aged children has tripled in the last year alone, according to a Center for Tobacco Products survey.

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'Snoring sickness' leaves you gasping for air

Glenn Keller remembers the first time he realized something was wrong. Doctors surrounded his bed after a routine surgery on his wrist, asking him questions about dizziness, shortness of breath, and being lightheaded.

Missouri Legislature passes 15-month cut to welfare benefits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers have passed legislation that would cut the amount of time Missourians can receive welfare benefits.

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Georgia governor OKs medical marijuana law

The Coxes can rest more comfortably living in Georgia now that their 5-year-old daughter can get the marijuana extract she needs.

Missouri Senate approves reduced lifetime limit on welfare

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A compromise between Missouri House and Senate Republicans that would lower the lifetime limit for temporary cash assistance for low-income families from 60 months to 45 months is moving forward.

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10 diseases medical marijuana could help

Here are 10 diseases people commonly use medical marijuana to treat.

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Medicare 'doc fix' solved by bipartisan Senate vote

In a broad bipartisan vote, the Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a Medicare reform bill that includes a permanent solution to the "doc fix," a method the government has used to ensure payments to Medicare providers will keep up with inflation...

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