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Can't buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures - sex....

VA dentist accused of using improperly cleaned tools resigns
TOMAH, Wis. (AP) -- A dentist has resigned from his position at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital amid accusations he treated hundreds of patients with improperly cleaned equipment....

NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalization

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization....




US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday....

Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes....

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll....

Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of a key House committee is pledging that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it....

Supreme Court takes up hospital pension dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers....

'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression
NEW YORK (AP) -- The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show....

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