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What does Brexit mean for UK health care?

After voting Thursday to leave the European Union, citizens of the United Kingdom now face the consequences, including the potential impact on their health care services.



WHO weighs emergency measures for yellow fever vaccine

In Angola, the worst outbreak of yellow fever in three decades may result in a vaccine shortage. If this happens, fractional dosing -- giving one-fifth the standard amount of vaccine -- could be used to control an outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic disease.

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Study: College education linked to brain tumor risk

A Swedish study suggests that people who attend college may be more likely to develop certain types of brain tumors.

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Worldwide drug use steady, but heroin on rise in U.S.

Worldwide, drug use has remained steady over the past four years, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. However, researchers found that heroin use in the United States is up 145 percent since 2007.

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Report outlines Oregon hospitals' quality-of-care efforts

The Oregon Health Authority released Thursday its fourth annual Coordinated Care Organization Metrics Report. The report details CCO performance on a variety of quality measures, and shows the incentive payments the 16 health plans will receive based on each plan's results in serving Oregon Health Plan members.

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Hundreds arrested for millions in health care fraud

The Justice Department announced Wednesday it's charging hundreds of individuals across the country with committing Medicare fraud worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

It's the largest takedown in history -- both in terms of the number of people cha...

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Deschutes County offers free HIV testing next week

Next week, Deschutes County Health Services will offer free HIV testing in Bend and Redmond. The free testing is being offered in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, which is Monday, June 27.

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Ohio teen dies from brain-eating amoeba

A brain-eating amoeba took the life a teenager who went on a church trip in Charlotte, North Carolina, health officials said Wednesday.

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