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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 - 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
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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
The Associated Press1 day ago
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
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Her Disease Is Incredibly Rare. So Is Her Dad's Effort to Cure ItGrace Wilsey is Chelsea Clinton's goddaughter. But that's not the only very rare facet of the 8-year-old's life. Four years ago she became one of the first children to be diagnosed with NGLY1 deficiency, a single genetic mutation that causes a host of problems, from muscle weakness to liver issues...
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Women Who Use Spray Cleaners May as Well Smoke Pack a DayWomen who regularly clean at home or professionally are damaging their lungs in a way comparable to smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for 10 to 20 years due to the inhalation of cleaning sprays, according to a recently published study out of Norway. "We feared that such chemicals,...
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Inside the 6-Day Decline of a Teacher Diagnosed With FluAnother flu-related death, this one with a painful what-if: A Texas elementary school teacher who died last Sunday due to complications of the flu had been prescribed flu medication, but her husband tells the Weatherford Democrat she didn't pick it up after learning she'd incur a $116 copay. The Wall...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. Becerra sued the Trump administration in October challenging the new rules and on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, he said that the changes unjustly target women. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rulesThe U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control
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