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Research: Ovarian cancer prevention extends life

Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive more than five years after their diagnosis. But new research indicates that preemptive surgery to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes might benefit more women than previously thought.

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Diet Pepsi brings aspartame back

The aspartame is back in Diet Pepsi.

Just 10 months after Pepsi announced it would stop using the artificial sweetener in Diet Pepsi due to consumer safety concerns, the company said it will bring aspartame back.

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Officials working with water park after amoeba kills woman

A water park in North Carolina, where a deadly amoeba was found in the water after the death of an Ohio woman, will not be fully reopening for several weeks, Mecklenburg County Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia said Monday.

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Wendy Davis: 'Overjoyed' by SCOTUS ruling

Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis said Monday she was "absolutely overjoyed" by the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a Texas abortion access law.

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What does Brexit mean for UK health care?

After voting Thursday to leave the European Union, citizens of the United Kingdom now face the consequences, including the potential impact on their health care services.

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Meet the man redefining 'disabled' in Colombia

As a young man with cerebral palsy, Jeison Aristiz√°bal has fought his entire life to overcome the obstacles in his way.

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Flint water crisis: How bad was it?

The residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to face an unprecedented crisis over lead in water. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes clear how much damage was done.

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WHO weighs emergency measures for yellow fever vaccine

In Angola, the worst outbreak of yellow fever in three decades may result in a vaccine shortage. If this happens, fractional dosing -- giving one-fifth the standard amount of vaccine -- could be used to control an outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic disease.

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Study: College education linked to brain tumor risk

A Swedish study suggests that people who attend college may be more likely to develop certain types of brain tumors.

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Worldwide drug use steady, but heroin on rise in U.S.

Worldwide, drug use has remained steady over the past four years, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. However, researchers found that heroin use in the United States is up 145 percent since 2007.

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