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By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of… Read more

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photo MGN-Online WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Under… Read more

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(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Individuals who have enrolled in new health care plans through the Massachusetts Health Connector have a few more days to make their first payments to guarantee coverage starting Feb. 1. The payment deadline, originally scheduled… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government health regulators have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of bacteria that can cause deadly cases of meningitis. The Food and Drug Administration said it cleared Novartis’ Bexsero vaccine against a… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — More than 82,000 people have picked and paid for insurance plans through the state’s Health Connector website since the start of the latest open enrollment period in mid-November. Another 195,000 have been enrolled in… Read more

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By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have muscled legislation through the House tightening federal restrictions on abortions, as thousands of abortion foes staged their annual protest march just down the street. The… Read more

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photo MGN-Online By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A favorite staple of American diets — chicken breasts, legs and wings — could become safer to eat. Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department… Read more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations mission fighting Ebola in West Africa says despite recent progress close to 1,000 new cases have been recorded in the last three weeks and “the fight is far from won.” Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed… Read more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A contract dispute between health insurance provider Blue Shield of California and the Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals is threatening to force nearly 280,000 consumers in Northern and Central California to find… Read more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s Ebola chief says there are still at least 50 hotspots in the hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and the deadly disease will be defeated. Dr. David… Read more

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Photo MGN and Medical Marijuana Cure By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A year after legalizing recreational pot sales, Colorado has more questions than answers about the health effects of legal marijuana. A panel of doctors… Read more

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By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent a… Read more

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By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is rampant in most of the country and could peak soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported flu was widespread in 43 states and… Read more

A new flu model can predict where it will be at its peak Most flu models currently look backward in time Hospitals and companies could make staffing choices based on this model (CNN) — Imagine being able to predict when the flu might… Read more