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What is 'Medicare for All' and how would it work?

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

The far-reaching health care plan has touched off a fierce debate. Here's a breakdown of what exactly it is and which candidates are for, against or lukewarm on it.
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Stress of return stalks Myanmar refugees in Thai border camps

1 hour ago   |   Al Jazeera

Report says mental health crisis surges in refugee camps after cuts to aid and the end of resettlement programmes.
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Dominican Republic officials blast US tourist death reports as ‘fake news'

Dominican Republic officials blast US tourist death reports as ‘fake news'

3 hours ago   |   New York Post

Dominican Republic health officials lashed out Wednesday at the recent reports exposing the deaths of American tourists visiting their country, calling them “fake news” with...
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Insulin Nasal Spray Trial Improves Alzheimer's Symptoms

7 hours ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Doctors at Health Partners in the Twin Cities are growing increasingly optimistic about a new Alzheimer's treatment. It's a nasal spray they say is greatly...
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Spending two hours per week in nature brings bountiful benefits: study

7 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

Turns out taking in a lungful - 120 minutes' worth - of fresh air could actually be the main key to health and well-being, a new study says. Just two hours a week appears to be...
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Ohio doctor canoes to work after roads flood

8 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

Flooded roads didn't stop this doctor from getting to work. Dr. Ajay Nair of Canal Fulton, Ohio, instead took a canoe to work when heavy rains caused roads to close on...
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Senate identifies ‘pork' projects for members

8 hours ago   |   Times Union

‘Tis the season in the Senate to approve “pork” spending. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins introduced six resolutions on Wednesday that allocate state funds for...
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FBI testing minibar samples at Dominican Republic resort: report

FBI testing minibar samples at Dominican Republic resort: report

9 hours ago   |   New York Post

The FBI is reportedly analyzing alcohol samples from at least one minibar at the popular Bahia Príncipe resort in the Dominican Republic to see if hotel booze is, in fact, to...
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UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines

10 hours ago   |   ABC News   |   2 articles

The World Health Organization says it will discontinue two publications calling for easier access to opioid painkillers
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Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

11 hours ago   |   KCCI

While the health effects of marijuana on a fetus have not yet been established, they could include developmental problems and low birth weight, according to the U.S. Centers...
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Leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Downed drone sends a ‘clear message'

Leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Downed drone sends a ‘clear message'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says the shooting down of a U.S. drone has sent “a clear message” to America. Gen. Hossein Salami said... Read more ...

Nearly 15 million Americans have used marijuana, then driven, AAA research...

Nearly 15 million Americans have used marijuana, then driven, AAA research estimates

In the past month, nearly 15 million Americans have used marijuana , then gotten behind the wheel within an hour, a new AAA study estimates. Read more ...

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

While the health effects of marijuana on a fetus have not yet been established, they could include developmental problems and low birth weight, according to the U.S. Centers... Read more ...

David Ortiz's lawyer slams affair claims, says former slugger has ‘no enemies'

David Ortiz's lawyer slams affair claims, says former slugger has ‘no enemies'

The lawyer for David Ortiz says the former Red Sox slugger “is innocent in what happened” to him in the Dominican Republic - and denied rumors that an extramarital affair... Read more ...

Driver accused of intentionally running over pregnant woman pushing...

Driver accused of intentionally running over pregnant woman pushing 2-year-old son in stroller

“Our hearts are completely shattered," a family member said. Read more ...

Authorities: Syrian national arrested after making plans to attack...

Authorities: Syrian national arrested after making plans to attack Pittsburgh church

The man was planning an attack in the name of ISIS, authorities said. Read more ...

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot. Read more ...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators before flying 737 Max jets

Sullenberger, a U.S. Airways pilot in 2009 when he safely landed an Airbus jet on New York's Hudson River after bird strikes knocked out the engines, said all 737 Max pilots... Read more ...

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone It Says Was In Its Airspace

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone It Says Was In Its Airspace

U.S. officials confirm that a drone was downed by a surface-to-air missile, but over international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz. (Image credit: Handout/U.S. Naval Air... Read more ...

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said states can set their own carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants - a rule that the agency itself says could... Read more ...