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The Associated Press
AP Top Health News at 10:37 a.m. EDT

After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise....

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided
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BEIJING (AP) -- A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner....

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus....





Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease....

Survival of quake victims depends on many factors
NEW YORK (AP) -- How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?...

Judge won't block California's strict child vaccination law
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs....

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine
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
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....