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Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

2017-09-21T07:58:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity....



AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

2017-09-21T19:38:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's plenty of fog in the health care debate over whether the latest Republican health bill risks protections for people with pre-existing conditions....



The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

2017-09-20T05:13:07Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged....



Lawsuit challenges law that only doctors perform abortions

2017-09-20T16:56:06Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that challenges a Maine restriction common across most of the U.S. that abortions be performed solely by physicians....



FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

2017-09-20T23:09:36Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity....



Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

2017-09-21T02:08:36Z

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday....



Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

2017-09-20T22:08:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump says she experienced postpartum depression after the births of each of her three children....



Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

2017-09-20T19:20:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans....



Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

2017-09-20T15:31:02Z

Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host....



Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

2017-09-20T08:20:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear....