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12-month birth control bill advances out of Senate panel

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Senate committee has advanced legislation requiring private insurers to cover up to 12 months of birth control at a time.

Panel passes Buehler bill expanding birth control access

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A House panel has given bipartisan support to legislation allowing women to get birth control without a doctor's prescription.

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Live anthrax inadvertently sent by military

Four Defense Department workers have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days.

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Students return to class after meeting vaccine requirements

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Four of the five students excluded last week from Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School for not being vaccinated against whooping cough are back in class.

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Oregon hospitals launch online data Website

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems announced Tuesday that it launched Oregon Hospital Guide, a new Website that displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. and  the first phase of a larger hospital transparency effort.

Algae health alert lifted at Wickiup Reservoir

Army Corps of Engineers stops monitoring blue-green algae

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer send out warnings about potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Oregon lakes it manages.

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Lee's Sandwiches recalls 213,000 pounds of meat

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Fast-food restaurant Lee's Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly.

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Tinder, other hookup apps blamed for rise in STDs

Rhode Island's Department of Health says that sexually transmitted diseases are way up in the state, in part because of the increase of hookup apps like Tinder.

Between 2013 and 2014, cases of syphilis grew by 79%. HIV infections were up 33% and gonor...

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