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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...

Birth control amendment falls

Buehler bid to expand birth control access fails

A bid by state Rep. Knute Buehler to allow access to birth control without a doctor's prescription failed to make it out of committee Friday, but the Bend Republican said he will continue working to address the issue.

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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.

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Buehler proposes allowing birth control without prescription

The Oregon House Health Care Committee is scheduled to vote Friday on HB 2028, a measure to adjust the services pharmacists can provide. Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, introduced an amendment to let pharmacists provide oral birth control pills without a previous doctor’s visit.

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OSU survey: Half of seniors taking aspirin

A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who have not yet had a heart attack or stroke.

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