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AP news guide: The Flint water crisis, a year on

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:59:09 GMT2016-09-24T18:59:09Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A year after the tap water in Flint was exposed as a source of dangerous levels of lead, residents of the impoverished city are still grappling with the man-made public health crisis, which has led to criminal charges and drawn attention in the presidential election....



A timeline of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:57:41 GMT2016-09-24T14:57:41Z

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- It's been a year since doctors warned that high levels of lead were found in the blood of Flint's children, news that Michigan officials initially rejected. Here is a look at some of the key events surrounding the city's lead-tainted water crisis:...



Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:35:05 GMT2016-09-24T14:35:05Z

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go....



FDA approves lower-cost alternative to biotech drug Humira

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:22:33 GMT2016-09-23T22:22:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators on Friday approved the first alternative version of the second-best selling drug in the world, Humira, the blockbuster injection used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases....



6 Portland health providers give $21.5M for homeless housing

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:19:33 GMT2016-09-23T20:19:33Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Five major hospitals in Portland, Oregon, and a nonprofit health care plan said Friday they will donate a combined $21.5 million toward the construction of nearly 400 housing units for the city's burgeoning homeless and low-income population - a move hailed by national housing advocates as the largest private investment of its kind in the nation....



Oral drug delivery company says opioid lawsuit has no merit

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:11:48 GMT2016-09-23T20:11:48Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the companies alleged to have conspired to keep generic versions of a popular opioid treatment off the market said that an antitrust lawsuit filed Thursday has no merit....



Comcast founders give $50M to Children's Hospital research

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:21:30 GMT2016-09-23T16:21:30Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia says the founding family of Comcast has given $25 million toward a new $50 million initiative designed to put the hospital at the forefront of pediatric genetics research and development....



Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:05:06 GMT2016-09-23T14:05:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people....



Germany passes new sex worker protection, no-means-no laws

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:59:50 GMT2016-09-23T12:59:50Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, and a stricter "no means no" law both passed their final hurdles Friday with approval from the upper house of Parliament....



German sex worker protection law passes final hurdle

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:58:57 GMT2016-09-23T09:58:57Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, has passed its final hurdle....



Leprosy found in California elementary school student

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:08:25 GMT2016-09-23T09:08:25Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A case of leprosy, extremely rare in the United States, has been diagnosed in a Southern California elementary school student, sending health officials scrambling to reassure parents and the public that the disease is hard to transmit and easy to treat....



The Latest: Lawmakers want perjury inquiry over VA hospital

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:35:34 GMT2016-09-23T01:35:34Z

DENVER (AP) -- The Latest on members of Congress asking prosecutors for a perjury investigation involving cost overruns at a Denver-area veterans hospital (all times local):...



Lawmakers formally request perjury probe over VA hospital

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:36:19 GMT2016-09-23T00:36:19Z

DENVER (AP) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally asked the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a Denver-area hospital....



Wisconsin teen dies after ending care for incurable disease

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:40:50 GMT2016-09-22T20:40:50Z

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin teenager who drew attention for deciding to end her life instead of continuing a battle with an incurable disease has died....



Spain: US mining exec, 2 others fined for water pollution

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:46:38 GMT2016-09-22T13:46:38Z

MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court has convicted and fined an American mining company executive and two other people for environmental offences committed by a Spanish copper mining firm....



Italy campaign to combat infertility stumbles with racist ad

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:13:19 GMT2016-09-22T12:13:19Z

ROME (AP) -- Italy's efforts to combat infertility and reverse one of Europe's lowest birthrates stumbled badly Thursday following an ad campaign denounced as sexist, racist and ignorant of the economic reasons why Italians aren't having babies....



Mylan CEO infuriates lawmakers at hearing on EpiPen costs

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:29:29 GMT2016-09-22T07:29:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mylan CEO Heather Bresch infuriated lawmakers as she tried - and mostly failed - to explain steep cost increases of her company's life-saving EpiPens....



Colorado medical pot law poised to add PTSD as qualifier

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:10:53 GMT2016-09-22T01:10:53Z

DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana pioneer Colorado is poised to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program, joining 18 other states that consider PTSD a condition treatable by pot....



The Latest: EpiPen price hike linked to Medicare drug issue

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:52:51 GMT2016-09-21T21:52:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on rising EpiPen prices (all times local):...



Tribal leaders meet with feds in push against opioid abuse

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:03:25 GMT2016-09-21T09:03:25Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- American Indian tribal leaders from northern New Mexico - an area of the country devastated by heroin and opioid addiction - met with the U.S. Justice Department over ways to combat opioid abuse amid high overdose deaths among Native Americans....



Rising concern over drug-resistant germs prompts UN response

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:26:07 GMT2016-09-20T21:26:07Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- World leaders are pushing to end the overuse of antibiotics and to encourage the development of new medicines, driven by concern that drug-resistant germs could lead to millions of deaths and undermine the global economy....



West Virginia AG subpoenas Mylan over EpiPen price hike

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:43:32 GMT2016-09-20T16:43:32Z

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has subpoenaed drug company Mylan N.V. in an investigation over drastic price hikes for its EpiPen....



Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It's complicated

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:56:18 GMT2016-09-20T14:56:18Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky....



GSK names Emma Walmsley as new chief executive

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:16:17 GMT2016-09-20T08:16:17Z

LONDON (AP) -- Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says Emma Walmsley will be the company's new chief executive, replacing Andrew Witty when he retires next March....



Oregon orders woman spoon-fed despite advanced directive

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:46:22 GMT2016-09-20T01:46:22Z

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon officials are requiring a nursing facility to spoon-feed a woman despite her making clear that measures should not be taken to prolong her life....



FDA Oks 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:22:19 GMT2016-09-19T21:22:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication....



MDs strengthen advice against codeine for kids' coughs, pain

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:34:18 GMT2016-09-19T10:34:18Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems....



Study estimates 100,000 premature deaths from Indonesia haze

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:11:17 GMT2016-09-19T04:11:17Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual crisis....



Insider Q&A: Why so little relief on pricey biologic drugs

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:01:54 GMT2016-09-18T18:01:54Z

Drugs made from living cells, instead of by mixing chemicals, have brought major advances since the late 1990s to the treatment of various cancers, immune system disorders, growth hormone deficiency and eye diseases....



Belgium sees first case of minor being granted euthanasia

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:35:52 GMT2016-09-17T17:35:52Z

PARIS (AP) -- A terminally ill minor has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country did away with age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago, according to the senator who wrote the law....



Doctor declares Trump running mate Pence to be healthy

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:29:11 GMT2016-09-17T17:29:11Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Pence has released a letter from his doctor vouching for his "excellent" health. The letter summarizes the medical history of the Republican vice presidential nominee and says he can maintain his high level of work and exercise routines "without limitations."...



Terminally-ill minor in Belgium helped to die for first time

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:01:54 GMT2016-09-17T14:01:54Z

PARIS (AP) -- A terminally-ill minor has become the first juvenile who has been helped to die in Belgium since it removed age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago....



In Zika-stricken Miami, aerial pesticide spray adds to fears

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:46:37 GMT2016-09-16T21:46:37Z

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- In the only U.S. city confirmed to have mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, some residents say they'd rather be bitten than be exposed to droplets of chemicals sprayed from planes to kill the bugs....



Residents near ex-Navy bases sue makers of firefighting foam

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:14:38 GMT2016-09-16T21:14:38Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Residents near two former suburban Navy bases are suing producers of firefighting foam once used there, claiming they contaminated the drinking water....



Ravaged by conflict, Yemen's coast faces rising malnutrition

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:40:28 GMT2016-09-16T18:40:28Z

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Sitting by her son's hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy's skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick cloud - a desperation she shares with many other mothers in Hodeidah....



New rules to help public learn results of medical research

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:27:09 GMT2016-09-16T15:27:09Z

The Obama administration is publishing new rules that promise to help doctors and patients learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not....



Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:36:42 GMT2016-09-16T12:36:42Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer....



Thailand to crack down on Zika breeding spots

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:28:33 GMT2016-09-16T11:28:33Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Authorities in Thailand seeking to curb the growing number of Zika cases say they will criminally charge homeowners who fail to remove mosquito breeding grounds on their property....



Trump supports birth control without a prescription

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:01:49 GMT2016-09-15T20:01:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says he believes women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription....



Aides: Congress makes progress on Zika, spending

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:04:09 GMT2016-09-15T19:04:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A long impasse that has delayed money to combat Zika for months neared an end Thursday as congressional aides said Republicans would relent and let Planned Parenthood affiliated clinics share in new funding to fight the virus. The potential deal would ease the way for Congress to quit work until after the Nov. 8 election....



$4.2M payout after death at clinic of man with sore throat

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:56:16 GMT2016-09-15T01:56:16Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The widow and children of a man who went to a rural Hawaii health center with a sore throat in 2013 and ended up dead will receive a $4.2 million settlement from the federal government, the widow's lawyer said Wednesday....



The Latest: Death of man with sore throat prompts changes

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:40:13 GMT2016-09-15T01:40:13Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Latest on a settlement involving a man who went to a health center with a sore throat and ended up dead (all times local):...



Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-yr survival same

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:12:48 GMT2016-09-14T21:12:48Z

LONDON (AP) -- Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options....



The pluses and minuses of drugmakers' discount cards

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:06:16 GMT2016-09-14T20:06:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing public furor for the price of its emergency allergy shot EpiPen, Mylan Pharmaceuticals quickly pointed to a familiar industry solution: copay discount cards....



Researchers creating antibiotic gel to tackle ear infections

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:31:44 GMT2016-09-14T18:31:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal....



11 Connecticut cops sickened during heroin and fentanyl bust

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:00:46 GMT2016-09-14T18:00:46Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Eleven members of a police SWAT team became ill during a Connecticut drug bust after bursting into a Hartford apartment and finding themselves in a cloud of suspected drug particles, authorities say....



UK nurse who contracted Ebola cleared of misconduct charge

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:01:51 GMT2016-09-14T16:01:51Z

LONDON (AP) -- A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been cleared of misconduct charges that stemmed from questions about her elevated temperature when she returned to Britain from West Africa....



Employers turn to workers to help slow health cost growth

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:50:36 GMT2016-09-14T15:50:36Z

A growing number of U.S. workers are covered by health insurance that sticks them with a bigger share of the medical bill but also softens that blow by providing a special account to help with the expense....



University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:51:17 GMT2016-09-14T05:51:17Z

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A University of Michigan lab is helping joggers improve their form one step at a time....



Philippines suspends scallops linked to Hawaii outbreak

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:51:39 GMT2016-09-13T21:51:39Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine government has suspended distribution of seafood believed to be the cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii....



Vegas school reopens after 1/4 cup of mercury is cleaned up

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:11:47 GMT2016-09-13T16:11:47Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas middle school is back in session nearly a week after a mercury discovery forced more than 1,000 students into a quarantine that lasted overnight....



Singapore investigating Zika strain as infections rise

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:27:23 GMT2016-09-13T10:27:23Z

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore says it is investigating the strain and severity of its locally transmitted Zika virus, amid a rising number of cases....



Obama tells insurers new enterprises have growing pains

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:18:15 GMT2016-09-12T21:18:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he knows that progress in reducing the uninsured rate hasn't been without challenges....



Clinton's pneumonia fuels debate about candidate health data

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:10:09 GMT2016-09-12T21:10:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anybody - no matter their age or how healthy they are - can develop pneumonia. And it's possible the campaign trail's grueling schedule, with its germy hand-shaking and selfie-taking, increased Hillary Clinton's risk....



Horizon Pharma to pay $800M for rare disease drug developer

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:17:53 GMT2016-09-12T17:17:53Z

Horizon Pharma will spend about $800 million to buy Raptor Pharmaceutical and expand its portfolio of rare disease treatments, a growing area of focus for drugmakers....



New York state extends deadline for Sept. 11 health claims

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:51:17 GMT2016-09-12T14:51:17Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state has reopened the window for workers and volunteers seeking lost wages and medical benefits from their involvement in the rescue, recovery and cleanup at the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks....



Gunmen kill anti-polio physician in northwestern Pakistan

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:47:00 GMT2016-09-12T11:47:00Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a physician who was instrumental in an anti-polio drive in the northwestern city of Peshawar....



Pair of Philadelphia universities agree to final merger deal

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:16:05 GMT2016-09-12T10:16:05Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two Philadelphia universities - one specializing in health care and the other in design - have agreed to merge....



Doctors: Pneumonia is serious but Clinton should bounce back

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:24:44 GMT2016-09-12T03:24:44Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's diagnosis of pneumonia is a serious concern, but something from which she soon should recover, several doctors and medical experts said Sunday....