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Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

- Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.

Legionnaire's disease bacteria found at 2 NYC buildings

Associated Press

Investigators hunting for the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak in the Bronx have discovered samples of the bacteria in air conditioning equipment at a hospital and a complex that contains a movie theater.

Judge mulls challenge to Arizona Medicaid plan hospital fee

- Associated Press

A lawyer representing 36 Republican lawmakers told a judge Thursday that keeping a hospital assessment in effect to help fund the state's Medicaid expansion would gut a voter-approved law requiring a two-thirds vote for tax increases.

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

- Associated Press

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.

2nd Idaho woman infected with West Nile virus

Associated Press

Two women in Idaho have been infected with the mosquito-borne illness West Nile virus, marking the first confirmed human cases within days of each other in Idaho this year.

Death row inmate asks for new trial in child's death

Associated Press

Death row inmate Jeffrey Havard is arguing in a motion for a new trial that evidence of Shaken Baby Syndrome used to convict him of capital murder is now distrusted by the scientific and medical communities.

New state budget comes with higher costs for MinnesotaCare

- Associated Press

Minnesota lawmakers kept MinnesotaCare intact but not without a cost that will trickle down to some of the more than 100,000 low-income residents on the program in the form of higher monthly premiums starting in August.

Abbott Labs makes 2 heart valve replacement deals

Associated Press

Medical device maker Abbott Laboratories said Thursday it has agreed to buy replacement heart valve maker Tendyne Holdings for $225 million, and has invested in a second company in the field.

Hawaii County sees most suicides in state

Associated Press

Suicide has surpassed traffic fatalities as the number one cause of death in Hawaii and Hawaii County is seeing the most instances in the state.

This July 27, 2015 aerial photo shows the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Associated Press analysis of water quality found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues. The Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, which was largely cleaned up in recent years, was thought be safe for rowers and canoers. Yet AP tests found its waters to be among the most polluted for Olympic sites. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

- Associated Press

Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.