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  • Fluoride debate hits Colorado’s largest water utility

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government…

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in…

  • Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around…

  • Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine. The FDA says it’s not…

  • AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for…

  • Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot

    NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released Thursday found 60 percent of adolescent girls received at least one…

  • New study might help cure neuroblastoma in kids

    WASHINGTON — Groundbreaking research at a local laboratory could one day bring a cure to kids with a specific type of cancer. A research team with the Children’s National Medical Health System has successfully cured neuroblastoma tumors in mice, setting…

  • Canada approves abortion pill known as RU-486

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian authorities have approved the abortion pill known as RU-486 for use across the country. Canada’s health ministry said this week that the drug, also referred to as mifepristone, will be available…

  • Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The new document “seizes on the rapid shifts in science as we’ve…

  • Health law’s nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corporations. Now a government audit finds co-ops are awash in red…

  • Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in…

  • Gatwick Airport Introduces Meals to Make Fliers Happier

    (LONDON) — Arriving at the airport isn’t usually an experience travelers equate with a positive mood. But fliers traveling from London’s Gatwick Airport will find mood-boosting food available, designed specifically to make fliers happier before…

  • Peanut Allergy Prevention: Introduce Infants Early and Often

    Peanut allergies strike fear into the hearts of many parents, my patients included. It’s an understandable concern, as peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the United States, affecting up to…

  • ‘Crowd Birthing’ Latest Delivery Room Trend

    (NEW YORK) — Could the Kardashian influence have finally infiltrated even the hospital delivery room of an expectant mother? Fans of the show will remember Kourtney Kardashian’s documented-for-TV delivery of her daughter, Penelope. There were…

  • Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners’ health

    LONDON (AP) — The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday.…