Man loses 70 pounds after his poker buddies bet him $1M that he couldn’t

A professional poker player shed seventy pounds after his buddies bet him $1 million that he could not drop down to just 10 percent body fat in six months. Walter Fisher, 36, said that he blamed his recent weight gain on the fact that he mostly worked in a casino, telling ABC News, "They have all
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GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it’s an uphill climb

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.
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For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

Some menstruating schoolgirls were locked in dormitories while their peers were in class. To avoid the humiliation, others stayed home. As more girls skipped class because they couldn't afford sanitary pads, authorities at a government-backed school outside Uganda's capital, Kampala, were forced t
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Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis: What to know about glioblastoma

On Wednesday the office of Sen. John McCain released a statement saying he was diagnosed with a brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme. According to the statement, the discovery was made after he had surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye, and doctors at the Mayo Clinic Hospital i
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Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, ‘I’ll be back soon’

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis. "I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support — unfortunatel
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Doctors consider next treatment for McCain’s brain tumor

Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options even as the senator, in a tweet, promised his colleagues in Congress he'd "be back soon." McCain underwent surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above
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Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. Community groups say
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For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they were
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Bereaved N. Zealand family protests Japan’s psychiatric care

A New Zealand family says it wants to be a catalyst for change in mental health care in Japan, following the death of a family member who went into cardiac arrest after being restrained in a hospital for 10 days. Kelly Robert Savage, who was working as an English teacher in Japan, was admitted to
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About fentanyl, the opioid suspected in 10-year-old’s death

The tragic death of a 10-year-old boy in Miami -- who prosecutors said had a potent opioid in his system that they do not believe he was exposed to at home, the Associated Press reported -- has highlighted the dangers of even accidental exposure to the drugs. Powerful synthetic opioids have become
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