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23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:48:23 GMT2017-05-24T23:48:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday....



Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:29:15 GMT2017-05-24T21:29:15Z

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits....



Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:42:22 GMT2017-05-24T21:42:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot....



AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:17:49 GMT2017-05-24T20:17:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trump's budget director insists the administration's spending plans won't cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block....



Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:36:19 GMT2017-05-24T19:36:19Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area last summer, and the virus likely was carried in by travelers from the Caribbean, new research suggests....



Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:35:00 GMT2017-05-24T21:35:00Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at the state's psychiatric hospitals....



Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:23:28 GMT2017-05-24T00:23:28Z

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall....



New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:24:34 GMT2017-05-24T11:24:34Z

GENEVA (AP) -- The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue."...



The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:59:13 GMT2017-05-23T21:59:13Z

GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local):...



2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:23:55 GMT2017-05-24T16:23:55Z

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday....