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Misuse of psychotropic medication in foster care discussed

Sacramento >> During an emotional and informative Senate Human Services oversight hearing on the over-prescription of psychotropic drugs among California’s foster care youth, Senator Mike McGuire declared that the state must to do a bette...

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    Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.A law...

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    Vegas hospital sends miscarried babies to laundry by mistake

    LAS VEGAS (AP) Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two dead babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners.The remains were in a load of laundry that Spring Valley Hospital sent...

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    US heroin overdoses shifting to young, white, Midwestern

    NEW YORK (AP) The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.That's a shift from 15 years ago when the death rate was highest among older blacks...

    By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer|

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    Pot growers convicted on fed count in state where it's legal

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Three people were found guilty Tuesday of growing marijuana, but they also were exonerated of more serious charges in a widely-watched federal drug case in a state where medical and recreational marijuana is legal.The three...

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    Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    NEW YORK (AP) Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children."I think we're all kind of...

    By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer|

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    Family of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that included a court...

    By Paul Elias, Associated Press|

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    4th Wesleyan student arraigned after Molly drug overdoses

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) A Wesleyan University student suspected of selling the club drug Molly on campus has been arraigned on charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital.Andrew Olson, of Atascadero,...

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    131 confirmed measles cases in California

    LOS ANGELES -- Health officials say there have been 131 confirmed cases of measles since December with most of them linked to an outbreak that originated at Disneyland.

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    Sonoma officials oppose fluoride in drinking water

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Sonoma's city council is opposing a proposal to add fluoride to the city's drinking water, after hearing concerns from residents.The Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1EJgQYN) councilmembers voted...

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    Jury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.The Broward County jury on Monday found 50-year-old Jesse Teplicki of...

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