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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, Imam Salmann Tamimi addresses the congregation at The Reykjavík Mosque during Friday midday prayers. He warned his multinational congregation about the proposed ban on circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons and called it "an attack on all religion and especially Judaism." (AP Photos/Egill Bjarnason)
Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisionsIcelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so
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Sufferers of Rare Disease Get Lesson in US Drug EconomicsSufferers of Wilson disease, a rare condition that causes copper to build up in the body, were excited by the announcement of a generic version of the 50-year-old drug they use to treat the condition. Then they heard the price tag: $18,375 for a 100-pill bottle. "I had personally...
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This courtroom sketch shows former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, left, seated next to his lawyer Ben Brafman in federal court, Friday Feb. 23, 2018 in New York. "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has appeared in court for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics. He heard the government argue Friday that he's on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appears in court for 1st time since judge locked him up for his online antics
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13 More Kids Reported Dead From Flu"It does like the peak is behind us now," CBS News quotes Dr. Dan Jernigan as saying. But the director of the CDC's Influenza Division says that doesn't mean we're out of the woods yet, warning there's still "a fair amount of influenza to go." Jernigan says this flu season,...
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This Sep. 9, 2005, photo provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows the then newly constructed 11-story Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory located at the CDC's Roybal campus in Atlanta. Thirteen years after building the state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. CDC is asking Congress for the money. Its officials say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down, and cannot be upgraded without shutting down the facility for years. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germsCDC officials want a new state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs
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FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, lab technologist Sharda Modi tests a patient's swab for a flu infection at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. U.S. health officials on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, said fewer visits to the doctor last week _ 1 out of 16 _ were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu also dropped, to 39 from 43. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in USHealth officials see encouraging downturn in a flu season that surged for months
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A man walks into the Center for American Progress, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at their office in Washington. The major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Feb. 22, 2018, by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to achieve a long-sought goal.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' planNew plan from liberal policy group calls for 'Medicare Extra' to guarantee coverage for all, but keeps role for employers and private insurance
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Neuroscientist Emily Rogalski poses for a photo in at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago on Feb. 16, 2018. Rogalski is leading a study of "superagers," people in their 80s and 90s who have retained unusually sharp memory, in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharpWith youthful brains in old bodies, superagers may help scientists uncover secrets of preventing memory loss
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Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer who filed the criminal complaint against the tobacco giants, poses for the photographer in Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Ficq said she will now petition an appeals court to order prosecutors to investigate. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco caseDutch prosecutors said Thursday they will not open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandalGreece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation etting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in Trenton, N.J. It's the first bill that Murphy has signed into law since succeeding Christie, who vetoed the spending throughout his two terms.  (AP Photo/Michael Catalini)
Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's healthNew Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation setting aside about $7.5 million in funding for family-planning and women's health.
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In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, District Attorney John Chisholm discusses criminal charges he filed against three county jail staffers in Milwaukee, for the dehydration death of an inmate in 2016. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, charged Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. with seven misdemeanor counts of intentionally falsifying health records. The company is the latest defendant to face charges in the death of Thomas. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail deathProsecutors say the company that cares for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail face criminal because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration after water to his cell was shut off
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