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WHO assembly set to choose next chief among 3 candidates
GENEVA (AP) -- Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists....

AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement
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LONDON (AP) -- As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow....

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said....

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse
CHICAGO (AP) -- Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?...

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday....

Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies....

The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local):...

Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities in Greece say unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from the country's austerity-battered hospitals....

Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with health
GENEVA (AP) -- Taiwan's health minister on Monday accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization for the first time since 2008....