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U.S. hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high

Hepatitis C-related deaths reached an all-time high in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday, surpassing total combined deaths from 60 other infectious diseases including HIV, pneumococcal disease and tuberculosis.

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California raises smoking age to 21

California has passed legislation raising its smoking age from 18 to 21 for most of its citizens.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills Wednesday, which also place new restrictions on where people can smoke and the sale of electronic cigarettes.

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Jury rejects wrong-ovary case

Jury rejects Bend woman's suit alleging wrong ovary removed

After a week of testimony and about two hours of deliberations, a Deschutes County jury on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit filed by a Bend woman, accusing her surgeon of removing the wrong ovary.

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Flint employee reaches plea agreement in water crisis

Michael Glasgow, a former Flint city employee charged in connection with the city's water crisis, has reached a deal with prosecutors.

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Weight Watchers still waiting for an Oprah boost

Weight Watchers is still waiting for Oprah Winfrey's seal of approval to resurrect it.

The diet company reported its latest earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday. The company lost money, although slightly less than Wall Street expected.

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The faces of the Flint water crisis

When President Barack Obama visits Flint today, he will find a community that has been through strife and tried to find the positives -- but is struggling to see progress.

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Lizards have REM sleep, just like people

In the quest to understand exactly why we sleep, scientists have gone to great lengths to study the way animals snooze.

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Oregon health insurers plan big rate hikes in 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A majority of Oregon's health insurance companies are proposing rate hikes for the individual and small group markets in 2017.

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