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Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:21:34 GMT

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 the move, announced to them by contractors last week, will make it even more difficult to enroll the uninsured and help people already covered re-enroll or shop for a new policy.




Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:52:18 GMT

One game one drive to win the FOOTBALL game, who do you want as your signal caller? Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives at the Senate for final votes of the week on the day after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Sen. Graham, McCain's closest friend in the Senate, said that they had spoken by telephone Wednesday night and that the diagnosis had been a shock to McCain.




Coffee with Viagra-like substance is recalled

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:14:28 GMT

A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited. Bestherbs Coffee LLC issued the voluntary recall for its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found it contains desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to sildenafil in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.




Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:44:34 GMT

This Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, file photo shows a sign on a Chipotle restaurant. A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus.




This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:56:31 GMT

Engineers at ETH Zurich used 3-D printing to make a soft, artificial heart made of the implantable material, according to research published last week in the journal Artificial Organs. Though the "proof-of-concept" structure cannot beat for more than about 30 minutes at a stretch, the artificial heart nevertheless possesses left and right ventricles, pumps a liquid resembling blood and weighs about the same as a natural human heart.




For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:10:48 GMT

The United Nations says that for the first time in the AIDS epidemic, more than half of all people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they were in 2005, according to the U.N. AIDS agency, although those figures are based on estimates and not actual counts from countries.




Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:36:51 GMT

There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.




Top US Senator McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:09:10 GMT

Washington, Jul 20 Top Republican Senator John McCain, who is the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, Mayo Clinic hospital has said. The tumour was diagnosed after McCain, who was the Republican presidential candidate in 2008 elections, underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from his left eye.




Sen. John McCain had aggressive brain tumor surgically removed

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:09:09 GMT

Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator's care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.




NORC poll: Negotiate on - Obamacare,' don't just kill it

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:20:54 GMT

Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare" absent a replacement, according to a new poll. Although a deep partisan divide endures over the 2010 Affordable Care Act, people may be less far apart on what policymakers should try next, says the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey.




House panel moves ahead on budget with hopes for tax reform

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:02:16 GMT

In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Rare Form of Mad Cow Disease Found in Alabama

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:06:06 GMT

A statement from state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan says atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy was confirmed in an 11-year-old beef cow. The U.S. Agriculture Department says this only the fifth case of the atypical form of the disease being confirmed in the United States.




Shareholders weigh British American, Reynolds tobacco merger

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:17:07 GMT

Shareholders of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. were scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to approve a merger that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. London-headquartered BAT will buy the 57.8 per cent of Reynolds it does not already own.




Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:17:06 GMT

Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment. The findings, reported Wednesday, mark a first peek at a huge study under way to help determine if Medicare should start paying for specialized PET scans that find a hallmark of Alzheimer's - a sticky plaque called amyloid.




Health plan failure brings dread for Obamacare beneficiaries

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:17:05 GMT

In this July 26, 2016, photo taken by Zoe Chandra, Alison Chandra and her son, Ethan, 3, both of Middlesex, N.J., pose for a photo in Middlesex. Ethan suffers from heterotaxy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes organs to form incorrectly or in the wrong place.




Thirty years later, heart transplant recipient living life

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:55:40 GMT

Thirty years ago, Diane Harden's life was saved when she got a heart transplant she so desperately needed. Harden suffered from cardiomyopathy.




Olivia Newton-John is doing great battling breast cancer

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:51:03 GMT

The 68-year-old singer's daughter Chloe Lattanzi took to social media to reveal her mother is doing well and was spending the day "at a healing centre with lots of wild kittens". She wrote: "My mamma just sent me this [video].