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In state with tobacco ties, Kentucky House OKs smoking ban

In a state where tobacco interests once had a firm grip on the levers of politics, the Kentucky House of Representatives on Friday passed a ban on smoking in public places.

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Flu
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CDC: Nasty flu season has peaked, is retreating

A new report shows this winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating.

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Measles Outbreak
A flyer about measles is displayed on a bulletin board at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Berlin measles traced to refugees, but 2 cases linked to US

BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities in Berlin say a spike in measles infections has been traced to unvaccinated refugees but at least two measles cases appear to have come from the United States.

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Popularity of cosmetic surgery on the rise
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More men opting for cosmetic procedures

It used to be seen as something for wealthy women, but more and more men are opting for cosmetic procedures. In fact, male cosmetic procedures constitute between 5 and 10 percent of all plastic surgeries performed.

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Birth control
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Court nixes faith-based birth control mandate challenge

A federal appeals court has reversed lower-court victories by two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a private Christian college that challenged birth control coverage mandates as part of federal health care reforms.

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Disneyland
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Disney gave input on measles health messages

As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

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Johnson & Johnson projects aim to spot who’ll get a disease

TRENTON (AP) — Imagine being able to identify people likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop it before it starts.

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Ebola
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Obama says US has ‘risen to the challenge’ of fighting Ebola

President Barack Obama heralded "new phase in the fight" against Ebola on Wednesday and said progress against the outbreak in West Africa will allow the U.S. to withdraw nearly all American troops sent to Liberia last fall.

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Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.

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Sunday deadline driving health law sign-ups for 2015

Ahead of a Sunday deadline, consumers are stepping up to enroll for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, administration officials said Wednesday.

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