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Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum....

UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics....

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price
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The maker of EpiPens offered patients more help to pay for its costly emergency allergy shots but didn't budge Thursday on the $608 price....





Walgreens clinics run by SSM to include birth control
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said....

Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday....

UN official: For Afghan women 'glass is half full'
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime....

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor....

Violence has taken years off of life expectancy in Syria
LONDON (AP) -- The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people's life expectancy, according to a new analysis published in the journal Lancet on Wednesday....

Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany
VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) -- The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent....

Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like "a normal guy" for the first time in 15 years....


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