Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV
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Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation and the lack of safe drinking water. Francis was asked about the church’s opposition to condoms while returning … Continue reading

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Envita Goes Above and Beyond Antibiotics for Recent Chronic Lyme Disease Patient

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — (Marketwired) — 11/19/15 — Envita Medical Center, a Unipathic medical center in Scottsdale, Arizona, appears to have found the missing link when it comes to effective chronic Lyme disease treatment. A recent patient of the center named Ritch, detailed his experience in a compelling testimonial video, where he revealed all of the … Continue reading

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UK junior doctors vote overwhelmingly to go to strike

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of junior doctors in England have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike to protest proposed government changes to their contracts. The action is expected to cause widespread disruption to the nation’s public health service, with many hospitals likely to cancel routine outpatient clinics and non-urgent operations. Doctors will provide emergency … Continue reading

Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans
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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a well-known auto insurance commercial, a garrulous gecko promises you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers. It turns out something roughly similar is happening with the Obama administration’shealth insurance overhaul: A study out Wednesday finds that this year’s most popular health law plans are raising premiums an average of … Continue reading

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Swaziland makes progress in quest to eliminate malaria

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Swaziland could eliminate malaria by the end of 2016 or in early 2017, likely making it the first mainland country in sub-Saharan Africa to get rid of the deadly disease, according to an international health expert. Namibia, Botswana and South Africa are also making “excellent progress” toward eliminating malaria, said Richard Feachem, … Continue reading

Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks
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Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods. Under the rules, the government soon will have new oversight of the farms that grow Americans’ … Continue reading

Ailing Tamar Braxton exits ‘Dancing with the Stars’
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Ailing Tamar Braxton exits ‘Dancing with the Stars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamar Braxton has taken herself out of the competition on “Dancing with the Stars” because of illness. Series producer BBC Worldwide Productions said Wednesday that Braxton asked to withdraw from the ABC TV dance contest for medical reasons, which it did not specify. On her Instagram account, Braxton wrote that she’s … Continue reading