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    Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) An Oregon district attorney announced criminal charges arising from an illegal marijuana growing operation, which sheriff's deputies stumbled across while searching for something else.Such sites have flourished in Deschutes...

    By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press|

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    The Latest: Idaho senator who yelled at students not sorry

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) The Latest on an Idaho lawmaker getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local):2:10 p.m.An Idaho lawmaker who yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students said Tuesday his response was appropriate and has...

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  • News

    Flu season shows signs of leveling off

    NEW YORK (AP) This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That's...

    By Mike Stobbe And Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writers|

  • Health

    Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

    CHICAGO (AP) A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.Previous research suggested that insulin levels or certain genes could...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

  • Health

    Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

    CHICAGO (AP) A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.Previous research suggested that insulin levels or certain genes could...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

  • Health

    Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

    CHICAGO (AP) A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.Previous research suggested that insulin levels or certain genes could...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

  • Business

    Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

    The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.Millions of children have peanut...

    By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer|

  • Business

    Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

    The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Business

    New rules for nursing homes after Irma deaths move slowly

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) New rules for Florida nursing homes after 14 people died from heat exposure in an unpowered center after Hurricane Irma are moving slowly.The Tampa Bay Times reports that after the deaths, Gov. Rick Scott announced...

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  • Business

    Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

    NEW YORK (AP) The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu...

    By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer|

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