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Chinese villagers seek to banish boy with HIV

Over 200 Chinese villagers in the southwestern province of Sichuan have signed a petition to banish a HIV-positive eight-year-old boy, state media reported.

A photo from a People Daily's online report shows the boy, Kunkun, watching villagers…

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6 charged in contaminated West Virginia water

Almost one year after water for more than 300,000 West Virginia residents was contaminated because of a chemical spill, six former officials for the company responsible for the leak are facing federal charges.

Seven-thousand gallons of a toxic…

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Meningitis outbreak probe continues

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a state investigation continues after federal indictments of 14 people in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide.

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Holiday shopping for kids with special needs

At Toyology in Royal Oak, shopping is literally child's play. But if the child on your list has special needs, there may be additional factors you need to consider when picking the perfect present.

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Debilitating outbreak sweeps the Americas

Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.

The mosquito-borne…

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14 arrested in deadly meningitis outbreak

Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, including two charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder.

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Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.

After a story about Kekula ran on CNN in September, many people…

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Obamacare signups surge for 2015

Consumers have rushed to sign up for Obamacare to have coverage for Jan. 1. Nearly 2.5 million people have selected health insurance in 35 states using healthcare.gov, as of Dec. 12, federal officials said Tuesday.

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Survey: Teen drinking, drug use down

Teens are losing some of their rebellious reputation with this news from the federal government.

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How one hockey player put his pain on ice

Greg Ozubko never thought he'd be tending goal at this point in his life. Not just because he's 50, but because 16 years ago he was having so much pain in his hands and feet he couldn't walk across a parking lot, let alone put his feet in a pair of…

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