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Dozens Dead in EU in'Astounding' Measles OutbreakSome not-great news out of the World Health Organization regarding one of the most contagious viruses around. Per the BBC , a record number of measles patients has been recorded in the European Union, with last year's nearly 24,000 cases being surpassed by this year's 41,000 figure. In 2016,...
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The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plantsThe Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming
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Liam O'Connor walks dogs in the fog atop Mount Davidson in San Francisco, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smokeGray haze is shrouding city skylines and mountains in cities such as Seattle, Denver and Portland, Oregon
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Jim Carroll, far right, acting deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy stands with, from left, New Haven Fire Chief John Alston, New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell and New Haven Director of Emergency Operation Rick Fontana during a press conference following a meeting with state and city officials at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, in New Haven, Conn. Aug. 20, 2018. Carroll visited New Haven on Monday after more than 100 recent overdoses on synthetic marijuana at a city park. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdosesTrump's nominee for drug czar calls Connecticut a national example for addiction treatment
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FILE - In this file photo dated  Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia.  In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swimIll health forces Dutch swimmer Maarten van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-kilometer (124-mile) route of an iconic speedskating race in the northern Netherlands
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The World Health Organization (WTO) said Monday Aug. 20, 2018, the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 with at least 37 people dead from the disease, and called for increased immunization rates to prevent an endemic.  (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deathsThe World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died
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Sentence for Doctor Guilty of Raping Patient Stuns LawyersA former doctor in Houston found guilty of raping a sedated patient receiving treatment for a severe asthma attack doesn't have to serve a day in prison, a jury decided Friday. Shafeeq Sheikh was instead sentenced to 10 years' probation for the 2013 assault at Ben Taub hospital, the Houston...
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A man twirls a young child on a waterfront park as downtown Seattle disappears in a smoky haze behind, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators said. Air quality alerts are in effect for much of Washington state through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The smoke is because of wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to NorthwestForecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region
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New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDAParents of children with serious allergies may soon get some relief when shelling out for a epinephrine auto-injector. The FDA has approved a generic alternative to Mylan Pharmaceuticals' widely used EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., reports CNN . While other name-brand injectors exist, this one, produced by Teva, is the first approved...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 file photo, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, visits a independence referendum polling center in the southern Sudanese city of Juba. Annan left the U.N. far more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, he was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations working together to solve problems to growing nationalism. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)
Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rightsKofi Annan was committed to increasing the U.N.'s efforts to combat poverty, promote equality and fight for human rights - and until his death Saturday he was speaking out strongly for nations working together to solve problems
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Lawsuit: Surgeon Removed Woman's Kidney by MistakeDena Knapp went to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., to have an adrenal gland and associated mass removed. Instead, according to a lawsuit, Dr. Scott Baker removed her healthy right kidney, USA Today reports. The suit claims that Baker was told by the hospital pathology department after...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, paramedics and EMT members respond to one of three simultaneous drug overdose victims on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn. Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
Synthetic pot seen as a public health dangerWhat is synthetic marijuana and why is it so dangerous?
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