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Germany: 30 apparently suffer amphetamine poisoning
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities say emergency workers called to a conference center in northern Germany found some 30 people staggering and suffering from cramps, apparently as a result of amphetamine poisoning....

Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans....

Plan targets health care bias against transgender people
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mirroring a shift in society, the Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system....

Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country's health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak....

9/11 recovery workers: Congress must renew health programs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers gathered at the World Trade Center site on Thursday to demand that Congress extend programs offering money and free health care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks....

1st of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kabula Nkarango Masanja returned home to Tanzania with a new American prosthetic arm replacing the limb that was chopped off with a machete by followers of African witchcraft....

Watchdog: 900,000 vets may have pending health care requests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care....

A bold move to save a man's hand: Tucking it into his tummy
Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand....

House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue....

Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall
CHICAGO (AP) -- Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened....