A man displays his Juul electronic cigarette while shopping at a convenience store in Hoboken, N.J.

Minnesota teens with asthma more likely to vape

Researchers wanted to find out how vaping affected teens and young adults with asthma.

Illness cases at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis grow to 69

August 20
Lake Nokomis Beach was closed due to high bacteria levels on Aug. 13.
Only six of the 12 public beaches in Minneapolis remain open.

Life expectancy drops in Wisconsin due to alcohol, drugs

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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York.
Life expectancy in Wisconsin has dropped for two years in a row fueled by increased deaths from alcohol abuse and opioids, a report released Monday from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum found.
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State ordered to repay more improper Medicaid payments

Federal officials say Department of Human Services paid treatment providers illegally.
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North Carolina schools add e-cigs to 'no smoking' signs

North Carolina public schools have added a picture of an electronic cigarette to their "no smoking" signs.
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Delaware official defends lifeguards' handling of sick shark

Lifeguards at a Delaware beach drew criticism for placing a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) dying shark into a trash can, but a beach official says guards acted in the interest of public safety.
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DC enacts emergency regulations to stop migrant kids shelter

Washington, D.C., has enacted emergency regulations to stop the federal government's plan to house unaccompanied migrant children there.
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August 20

The Latest: Swimmer in 'good health' after shark bites

The Latest on a shark biting a woman twice in Hawaii (all times local):
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August 20

Plutonium found in Colorado soil; 2nd test shows lower level

Elevated levels of plutonium were found in the soil near a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver, while a second test showed far lower levels, health officials said Tuesday.
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August 20

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his mistakes.
Music
August 20

No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concerns

Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague.
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August 20

Psych exam ordered for man accused of firing gun at hospital

A federal judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for an Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital earlier this month.
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August 20

Review: In 'Brittany Runs a Marathon,' a breakout for Bell

Getting in shape and putting your life together usually, at the movies, passes in a montage. But for many, the non-Rocky legions of us, such…
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August 20

Bipartisan push for dental therapists in Wisconsin has foes

A bipartisan push for the Wisconsin Legislature to create a dental therapist license as part of an effort to provide basic services in mostly rural areas is meeting with stiff opposition from dentists.
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August 20

Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law

Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure.
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August 20

Bound teen was being taken to rehab by father, police say

The California Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old girl found bound and gagged in a car was being taken by father and sister to a drug rehabilitation center in Mexico.
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August 20

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday.
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August 20

Elanco becomes 2nd largest animal health co after $7.6B deal

Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, which would make it the second-largest animal health company.
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August 20

Florida nurses: Clinic warns only speak English or be fired

Seven Puerto Rican health care workers say supervisors at a Florida government-run clinic warned them to stop speaking Spanish among themselves or they would get fired.
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August 20

California smuggler of erectile dysfunction drug gets prison

A Southern California man who smuggled $11 million worth of erectile dysfunction drugs into the U.S. from China has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for conspiracy and smuggling contraband.
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August 19

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities.
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August 19

Nebraska moves all girls out of facility for troubled youth

Nebraska officials are moving 24 teenage girls out of a state-run facility for female juvenile offenders after learning that many were confined to buildings with fire hazards, holes in the wall and mold and water damage.
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August 19

Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.