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Foster mom convicted in child's high chair death is released

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:22:13 GMT2017-04-25T23:22:13Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A former Maine health official accused of binding her 5-year-old foster child in a high chair with duct tape and convicted of manslaughter in the child's death has been released from prison....



'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:53:17 GMT2017-04-25T21:53:17Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey....



Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:50:09 GMT2017-04-25T20:50:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work....



FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:44:49 GMT2017-04-25T18:44:49Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer....



Prosecutors: Doctor's practice stole millions from Medicare

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:42:28 GMT2017-04-25T18:42:28Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors argued Tuesday that a prominent Florida eye doctor tied to alleged political corruption ran a practice that was actually a well-organized scam that stole millions from Medicare....



Insurer Centene commits to shaky ACA exchanges for 2018

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:20:57 GMT2017-04-25T18:20:57Z

One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act's troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the law's future....



Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:09:55 GMT2017-04-25T16:09:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities....



Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:04:03 GMT2017-04-25T11:04:03Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers....



Transplant novel 'Mend the Living' wins Wellcome book prize

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:16:41 GMT2017-04-24T18:16:41Z

LONDON (AP) -- A novel that explores the human side of organ transplantation through the story of a single heart won the medically themed Wellcome Trust Book Prize on Monday....



Justices weigh defendants' right to own mental health expert

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:00:49 GMT2017-04-24T18:00:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court seemed closely divided Monday about whether an Alabama death row inmate should get a new sentencing hearing because he did not have a mental health expert on his side when he was tried and sentenced to death more than 30 years ago....



APNewsBreak: 4 inmates overdose in 2 days at Ohio prison

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:58:46 GMT2017-04-24T16:58:46Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Four inmates overdosed in two days at the same Ohio prison earlier this year, requiring the use of CPR and doses of an anti-overdose drug as guards scrambled to revive the men, according to state prison records....



3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:39:55 GMT2017-04-24T10:39:55Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death....



Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy C.R. Bard for $24B

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:51:15 GMT2017-04-23T22:51:15Z

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) -- Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Co. says it has reached an agreement to buy competitor C.R. Bard Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth $24 billion....



Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:45:26 GMT2017-04-23T00:45:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall....



APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:51:47 GMT2017-04-22T18:51:47Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients....



Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:15:19 GMT2017-04-22T15:15:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General....



After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:38:17 GMT2017-04-22T10:38:17Z

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present....



Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners' benefits

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:47:25 GMT2017-04-22T06:47:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April....



FDA approves 2nd near-copy of Remicade for immune disorders

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:52:57 GMT2017-04-21T21:52:57Z

Federal regulators on Friday approved another alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders....



Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:00:44 GMT2017-04-21T21:00:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a skeptical reception at the Capitol....



Italy upholds vaccine requirements for preschoolers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:46:43 GMT2017-04-21T19:46:43Z

ROME (AP) -- Italy's top administrative body has rejected a challenge to mandatory vaccines for children attending preschool....



Judge: Parents of boy hurt by forceps delivery get $42M

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:55:32 GMT2017-04-21T18:55:32Z

A federal judge has awarded $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries allegedly caused by a doctor who used forceps during his birth....



Germ in raw milk, poultry now

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:12:29 GMT2017-04-20T23:12:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list....



FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:33:13 GMT2017-04-20T19:33:13Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to risks of slowed breathing and death....



Italian court finds link between cell phone use and tumor

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:24:32 GMT2017-04-20T18:24:32Z

MILAN (AP) -- A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone....



Jury sides with Petco in death of boy from rat-bite fever

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:21:34 GMT2017-04-20T18:21:34Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego jury has sided with Petco in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after contracting an illness from bacteria from a rat purchased from the retailer....



Niger declares hepatitis E epidemic in Diffa region

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:13:33 GMT2017-04-20T17:13:33Z

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Niger's Ministry of Health has declared an epidemic of hepatitis E in the Diffa region, where 25 people have died among the 86 cases recorded since the beginning of April....



Q&A: Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:42:45 GMT2017-04-20T14:42:45Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today?...



Feds to provide $485M in grants to combat opioid epidemic

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:43:07 GMT2017-04-19T22:43:07Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- The federal government will provide states nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at confronting the opioid epidemic, which Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price described Wednesday as a "crisis."...



Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:16:28 GMT2017-04-19T19:16:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise....



Dental clinic where children got infections can reopen

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:55:19 GMT2017-04-19T14:55:19Z

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California dental clinic where nearly 70 kids contracted serious infections has received permission from health officials to reopen....



Some vets can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:46:59 GMT2017-04-18T21:46:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs....



Feds practice Ebola evacuations despite past Trump criticism

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:24:51 GMT2017-04-18T20:24:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama's decision to bring patients with Ebola to the United States for treatment in 2014. Now that Trump is president, his administration is preparing for similar, and possibly larger-scale, evacuations....



Theranos agrees to pay $4.65 million in Arizona refunds

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:54:41 GMT2017-04-18T19:54:41Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- Embattled blood testing company Theranos, Inc. has agreed to pay $4.65 million to cover full refunds for every Arizona customer who used the company's testing services, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tuesday....



Johnson & Johnson says pricing competition squeezed 1Q sales

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:19:35 GMT2017-04-18T15:19:35Z

Increased pressure to cut medicine prices and an industry-wide slowdown in consumer health product sales is hurting health care giant Johnson & Johnson....



Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:15:13 GMT2017-04-17T19:15:13Z

DENVER (AP) -- Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday....



Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:30:39 GMT2017-04-17T05:30:39Z

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen....



Dana Woldow, crusader for healthy school lunches, dies at 65

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:52:10 GMT2017-04-16T21:52:10Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dana Woldow, who drew national attention when she began a fight to rid California schools of junk food, has died. She was 65....



Insider Q&A: Public health system CEO sweats out ACA debate

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:01:33 GMT2017-04-16T12:01:33Z

Cook County Health & Hospitals System, which handles more than 1 million patient visits in the Chicago area every year, has seen a significant financial boost from the Affordable Care Act....



In Alaska, anxiety grows as debate over health care rages

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 13:37:34 GMT2017-04-15T13:37:34Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, because it's a place unlike anywhere else in the United States, with its brutal cold, wide-open spaces and dangerous outdoor jobs....



Hyland's teething tablets recalled over levels of toxic herb

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:52:32 GMT2017-04-14T20:52:32Z

The maker of Hyland's teething tablets has issued a recall for any remaining packages at the urging of U.S. regulators, who say the medicine has inconsistent levels of a herb that can be poisonous....



Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis pill rejected by regulators

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:34:56 GMT2017-04-14T16:34:56Z

Eli Lilly said U.S. regulators have rejected its much-anticipated pill for the immune disorder rheumatoid arthritis, the drugmaker's second drug development setback since November....



Widow of Italian right-to-die protagonist turns herself in

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:06:46 GMT2017-04-14T16:06:46Z

ROME (AP) -- The widow of an Italian man who became a protagonist in Italy's euthanasia debate turned herself into police on Friday after bringing another terminally ill man to Switzerland to die....



Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:38:39 GMT2017-04-14T07:38:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Obamacare" is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for....



Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:37:31 GMT2017-04-14T01:37:31Z

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado lawmakers on Thursday backed off plans to become the first U.S. state to regulate marijuana clubs, saying approval of Amsterdam-style pot clubs could invite a federal crackdown....



Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:42:56 GMT2017-04-13T20:42:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers....



Somalia's cholera outbreak at more than 25,000 cases: WHO

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:43:59 GMT2017-04-13T12:43:59Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The World Health Organization says a cholera outbreak in Somalia has grown to more than 25,000 cases this year alone and is expected to double by the end of June....



Group seeks processed meat ban at 2 California districts

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:13:13 GMT2017-04-12T22:13:13Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An advocacy group sued the Los Angeles school district for serving hot dogs and other processed meats to students, arguing that they increase the risk of cancer, it was announced Wednesday....



Trans fats ban linked with fewer NY heart attacks & strokes

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:09:09 GMT2017-04-12T18:09:09Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests....



Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:47:08 GMT2017-04-12T16:47:08Z

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy shot and killed along with his teacher in a San Bernardino special-education classroom was born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, a school official said....