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  • President defending health law good for some Dems
    President defending health law good for some Dems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.

  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicato of national food poisoning trends.

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    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.

  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns
    Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling
    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

  • Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain
    Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

    The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

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