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Graph shows annual number of HIV diagnoses.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm. (AP Graphic)
Graph shows annual number of HIV diagnoses.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm. (AP Graphic)
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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

NEW YORK (AP) -- The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

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Lacey Spears, indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.  (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney, File)
Lacey Spears, indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney, File)
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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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(Digital Vision., ThinkStock)
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Cancer rates are down in New Jersey

Each year, 50,000 New Jersey residents will be diagnosed with cancer and 16,000 will die. While the rates of cancer are on a downward trend in the Garden State, there is still a great deal of work to be done.

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NJ’s rank not good for long-term elder care

New Jersey falls in the middle of the pack in its quality of long-term services and support for the elderly and developmentally disabled adults, according to a recently released state-by-state scorecard from AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, and The SCAN Foundation.

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Students taste a cannabis-infused dipping sauce prepared during a cooking class at the New England Grass Roots Institute in Quincy, Mass. July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Students taste a cannabis-infused dipping sauce prepared during a cooking class at the New England Grass Roots Institute in Quincy, Mass. July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Move over, pot brownies.

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In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, a pharmacist works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, a pharmacist works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Studies see new risks for niacin cholesterol drugs

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use.

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This handout image provide by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows, from left, a current food nutrition label, a proposed label and an alternate label.  (AP Photo/FDA)
This handout image provide by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows, from left, a current food nutrition label, a proposed label and an alternate label. (AP Photo/FDA)
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Health officials: Food label changes not enough

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.

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This undated photo provided by Nathan and Emily Steffel shows their infant daughter, Sonya, before she died in a Cincinnati hospital from complications of a liver tumor.  (AP Photo/Steffel Family)
This undated photo provided by Nathan and Emily Steffel shows their infant daughter, Sonya, before she died in a Cincinnati hospital from complications of a liver tumor. (AP Photo/Steffel Family)
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Dad’s heartbreaking Internet plea spurs strangers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.

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New Orleans Saints Saintsation Kriste Lewis, one of only two NFL cheerleaders in her 40s, suffers from a debilitating kidney disease. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
New Orleans Saints Saintsation Kriste Lewis, one of only two NFL cheerleaders in her 40s, suffers from a debilitating kidney disease. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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Kidney disease victim makes NFL cheerleading squad

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- She hadn't done splits and high kicks in years, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal - to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

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NJ continues to fund autism research

The Christie administration has announced $2.5 million in grants to fund programs that further autism research, treatment and services.

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