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FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:25:08 GMT2017-09-20T19:25:08Z

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

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

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:13:07 GMT2017-09-20T05:13:07Z

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

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:56:06 GMT2017-09-20T16:56:06Z

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....

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:07:56 GMT2017-09-20T21:07:56Z

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....

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

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:20:34 GMT2017-09-20T19:20:34Z

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....

Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:42:29 GMT2017-09-20T21:42:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump discussed her experience with postpartum depression in an interview recorded for "The Dr. Oz Show."...

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

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:31:02 GMT2017-09-20T15:31:02Z

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

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:20:38 GMT2017-09-20T08:20:38Z

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....

EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:48:38 GMT2017-09-20T07:48:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An AP review finds a trail of payments from the chemical industry, lobbyists and others to the man nominated to oversee chemical safety at the EPA....

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:30:21 GMT2017-09-19T22:30:21Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year....