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AP Top Health News at 6:41 p.m. EDT

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
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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
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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....





How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices....

India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners, unmarried couples
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India's surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor women from exploitation....

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults
CHICAGO (AP) -- There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence....

States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs....

Boy with double-hand transplant's next goal: Play football
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's been just over a year since 9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants to do is play football....

Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors....

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed....