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New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds....



China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
BEIJING (AP) -- The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children....



Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now....



Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday....



Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The descriptions are haunting....



Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day....



Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street....



Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs....



For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation....



Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed
LONDON (AP) -- A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case....