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Lois Wolk, Debbie Ziegler, Bill Monning
Debbie Ziegler, center, the mother of Brittany Maynard, speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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Right-to-die advocates call California loss a brief setback

California dealt the national right-to-die movement a huge blow when legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs stalled, but advocates aren't conceding defeat.

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University Hospital, Camden Division
University Hospital, Camden Division, ambulances and emergency trucks rush to the emergency room at Cooper University Hospital Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Camden, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Virtua explores options to fight Cooper’s Camden EMS deal

NEWARK (AP) — Camden's longtime paramedic services provider is exploring options to fight legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie that will allow Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in the city.

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Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade, says report

The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.

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Eggs
Eggs (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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General Mills plans major move toward cage-free eggs

Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain.

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At least 5 kids got wrong immunizations at New Jersey clinic

At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said.

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Regulating Breast Milk
Rachel Palencik poses for a photograph with her frozen breast milk Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

It could trade for 400 times more than t 7/8he price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.

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California right-to-die bill struggling ahead of key vote

A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote Tuesday.

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Cancer
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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‘Stunning’ number of extreme drug doses by doc, expert says

Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.

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Hayden Murphy
In this photo taken Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Hayden Murphy, 13, with his medicine at his home in Plainfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

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A sign for Aetna Inc., sits atop a building at the company headquarters in in Hartford, Conn
A sign for Aetna Inc., sits atop a building at the company headquarters in in Hartford, Conn (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.

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