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GOP leaves for holiday without passing Zika funds

Democrats on Thursday blasted Republicans for departing Washington for the Memorial Day recess -- the traditional start of summer -- without approving funds to respond to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and other pressing needs.

"Public health officials...

Nathan Deal Georgia governor

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The Georgia abortion ruling no one knew about

For nearly seven months, it has been illegal for physicians in Georgia to provide abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- but almost no one knew it.

Now, everyone is on the same page and lawyers for three obstetricians are appealing a ruling upholdin...

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A dreaded superbug found for the first time in a U.S. woman

The United States' first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by a last resort-style kind of antibiotic was detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Fried...

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Protecting the world from deadly superbugs

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Gordon Christensen

Democrat calls for VA chief's resignation

The calls are growing for the resignation of U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

Which bug repellents work

Is natural mosquito repellent the best option for you?

According to the CDC, natural mosquito repellent isn't the best option of trying to keep mosquitoes away. 

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Americans are fatter than ever, CDC survey finds

The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years --...

Baby born without skull

Ben and Alyssa Riedhead

Baby born without back of skull

Even as Ben and Alyssa Riedhead were expecting their first child, they were planning for his funeral.

Don Horton

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Former players rally around coach dying of Parkinson's

For 16 seasons, Don Horton was a dad to his college football teams. Now, his former players are coming to the dying coach's aid.

Water and you this summer

Officials to begin testing for E. coli: what you should know

Jumping in a lake is a great way to cool off in the summer...but what's in the water with you? 

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