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Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

  WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised [...]

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Shedding light on Clinton’s health overhaul flop

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and ultimately unsuccessful — health care overhaul, [...]

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat [...]

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Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

  NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator [...]

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Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

  NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A representative for the 21-year-old says in a statement that Cyrus is canceling her Wednesday performance at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The singer also tweets that the hospital will not release her. [...]

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Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

LONDON (AP) — Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient’s own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more [...]

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Mental health admissions soar after Deeds tragedy

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Admissions at mental health facilities have spiked following the high profile suicide of a state senator’s son. Mental health and state officials told the Governor’s Task Force on Improving MentalHealth Services and Crisis Response Thursday that they did not know how long the surge would last. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1kQAeal ) reports Western State Hospital in [...]

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4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

  CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. Like so many Gulf Coast residents who [...]

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