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ACLU fights against warrantless searches of drug database

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:37:18 GMT2017-03-27T21:37:18Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Utah state officials are arguing that a judge's recommendation to allow the Drug Enforcement Administration to do warrantless searches of a prescription drug database violates people's privacy rights, the ACLU said Monday....



Florida officials: Aggressive efforts to stop Zika continue

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:02:05 GMT2017-03-27T20:02:05Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida officials say they're continuing aggressive efforts to stop the spread of the Zika virus....



Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:30:13 GMT2017-03-26T14:30:13Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation....



Utah's governor signs abortion-halting legislation

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:35:59 GMT2017-03-26T00:35:59Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors' groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea....



Utah's governor signs abortion-reversal legislation

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:41:16 GMT2017-03-25T23:41:16Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors' groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea....



Correction: Mayo Expansion story

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:23:04 GMT2017-03-25T18:23:04Z

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- In a story March 24 about public funding of a medical center expansion in Rochester, The Associated Press erroneously reported the recipient of $585 million in public funds. The money is going to public infrastructure for the Destination Medical Center project, not to Mayo Clinic....



Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:46:15 GMT2017-03-25T16:46:15Z

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year....



Court to hear case of student brain damaged after China trip

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:58:44 GMT2017-03-25T15:58:44Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving a private boarding school student who contracted a tick-borne disease during a school trip to China and was left brain-damaged....



Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:34:06 GMT2017-03-25T14:34:06Z

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections....



Now what? Options for next year as health law drama fades

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:05:18 GMT2017-03-25T14:05:18Z

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year....



Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:26:01 GMT2017-03-25T11:26:01Z

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- The demise of the GOP health care replacement plan was welcome news for many governors, including Republicans in states that expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act....



Outlook good as formerly conjoined twins leave NY hospital

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:49:12 GMT2017-03-25T01:49:12Z

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Formerly conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic have left a New York hospital two months after surgery to separate them....



Mississippi lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:42 GMT2017-03-24T21:59:42Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A colorful Mississippi state lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade drew a standing ovation from colleagues Friday after announcing from the House floor that he has dementia, vowing to live out his days with "the gusto of a hound dog."...



House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:42:52 GMT2017-03-24T19:42:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders....



Inspector general to review pullback of HealthCare.gov ads

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:20:37 GMT2017-03-24T19:20:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year's sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday....



Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:15:27 GMT2017-03-24T19:15:27Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community- or home-based services....



How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:56:57 GMT2017-03-24T15:56:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care....



Last-minutes changes to the GOP health care bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:23:38 GMT2017-03-24T01:23:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican leaders have proposed last-minute changes to the health care bill, which they've offered in hopes of winning over wavering lawmakers. The House will vote on them when it considers the overall legislation, a debate scheduled for Friday....



Kentucky's abortion law faces attacks in court

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:32:11 GMT2017-03-23T22:32:11Z

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's new law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion, and then try to show fetal images to the pregnant women, came under withering attack Thursday in federal court....



UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:32:43 GMT2017-03-23T16:32:43Z

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease....



Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:46:33 GMT2017-03-23T14:46:33Z

CAIRO (AP) -- An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program....



A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:07:30 GMT2017-03-23T08:07:30Z

As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons....



Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:58:46 GMT2017-03-23T07:58:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment....



Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:17:53 GMT2017-03-23T05:17:53Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers....



Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:41:57 GMT2017-03-22T22:41:57Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country....



Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:52:26 GMT2017-03-22T21:52:26Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the agricultural minister said Wednesday, as several countries halted imports from the South American country in the wake of a meat inspection scandal....



After surgery, Georgia senator could miss crucial votes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:37:04 GMT2017-03-22T19:37:04Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Sen. Johnny Isakson is recuperating from his second back surgery this year at his Georgia home, complicating Republican leaders' plans as they count the votes for the GOP health care overhaul and a Supreme Court nominee....



FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:01:00 GMT2017-03-22T19:01:00Z

Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....



Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:49:14 GMT2017-03-22T17:49:14Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans....



Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:37:10 GMT2017-03-22T15:37:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?...



Hope flows into Indian village in the form of clean water

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:20:52 GMT2017-03-22T11:20:52Z

NAI BASTI VILLAGE, India (AP) -- Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village....



Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:44:25 GMT2017-03-22T00:44:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act....



Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:34:08 GMT2017-03-22T00:34:08Z

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life....



OxyContin maker asks judge to toss case brought by city

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:25:09 GMT2017-03-21T23:25:09Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The maker of the pain medication OxyContin has asked a federal judge in Seattle to throw out a Washington city's lawsuit that seeks to hold the drugmaker responsible for allowing its pills to flood the black market and into Everett....



FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:05:13 GMT2017-03-21T22:05:13Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease, a chronic neurological disorder that causes tremors and movement difficulties....



Gorsuch, students defend his questions about women at work

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:38:30 GMT2017-03-21T19:38:30Z

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom discussion about family planning and the workplace....



AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:02:51 GMT2017-03-21T19:02:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down prospects for major parts of President Donald Trump's budget, rejecting proposed cuts to foreign aid and medical research....



Patients' reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:07:01 GMT2017-03-21T18:07:01Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose, but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier...



San Francisco woman sickened by herbalist's toxic tea dies

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:50:18 GMT2017-03-21T17:50:18Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco woman who fell critically ill after drinking tea from a Chinatown herbalist has died, while a man who also was sickened has recovered....



Appeals court rules skim milk can be called 'skim milk'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:07:23 GMT2017-03-21T15:07:23Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A small, all-natural dairy isn't being deceptive when it calls its skim milk "skim milk," a federal appeals court has ruled - a victory for a Florida creamery that fought the state's demand to label the product "imitation" because vitamins aren't added to it....



AP Explains: How GOP health care plan would turn into law

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:51:09 GMT2017-03-21T07:51:09Z

Republicans leaders want to push their bill repealing and replacing much of the 2010 health care law through Congress by April. But the GOP must navigate a complicated path to get the proposal to President Donald Trump's desk....



Chicago-based group brings smiles to deaf Syrian children

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:16:25 GMT2017-03-21T06:16:25Z

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) -- Six-year-old Aya al-Souqi, a Syrian refugee, held the camera phone up to her gaze and listened to hear her mother....



Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:31:59 GMT2017-03-20T20:31:59Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus....



Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:02:19 GMT2017-03-20T19:02:19Z

CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) -- Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that serves this rural community in southeast Georgia....



Panel urged by legal pot backers to hold off on changing law

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:42:43 GMT2017-03-20T17:42:43Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Backers of legalized recreational marijuana are urging Massachusetts legislators to hold off on any major changes to the voter-approved law....



2 kids burned by drink at buffet are released from hospital

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:03:48 GMT2017-03-20T17:03:48Z

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say two children severely sickened after drinking what they believed to be apple juice at a Chinese buffet have been released from a Pennsylvania hospital....



Home health aides: Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:38:22 GMT2017-03-20T15:38:22Z

WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) -- Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettuccine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower....



No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:27:37 GMT2017-03-19T12:27:37Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers....



Airline pilot, wife died from apparent fentanyl OD's in Ohio

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:27:13 GMT2017-03-18T21:27:13Z

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Family members say a woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems....



Small Brazil city on edge after man dies from yellow fever

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:33:45 GMT2017-03-18T20:33:45Z

CASIMIRO DE ABREU, Brazil (AP) -- This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and said they were investigating several other possible cases....



Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:16:47 GMT2017-03-18T16:16:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They're hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive....



Indigenous Bolivians have some of the healthiest hearts

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:52:41 GMT2017-03-17T23:52:41Z

LONDON (AP) -- Deep in the Bolivian Amazon lives a group of indigenous people who spend their days hunting and farming. Researchers say this may be partly why they have some of the healthiest hearts on the planet....



How do insurers decide what medicines to pay for?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:00:32 GMT2017-03-17T22:00:32Z

How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them?...



Mayo Clinic faces questions after CEO comments on insurance

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:59:19 GMT2017-03-17T21:59:19Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mayo Clinic is facing questions from the state of Minnesota after its CEO told employees that if patient conditions are equal, its hospitals should prioritize privately insured patients over those under government-subsidized programs such as Medicaid....



The Latest: Trump optimistic on new health law

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:35:35 GMT2017-03-17T18:35:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Latest on the Republican health care plan (all times local):...



Health secretary prods GOP to 'collaborate' on health bill

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:30:15 GMT2017-03-17T13:30:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health secretary Tom Price is prodding divided Republicans to "get together and collaborate" on a health care overhaul GOP leaders can push through the House....



Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:14:58 GMT2017-03-17T13:14:58Z

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost....



The Latest: GOP governors say health care bill doesn't work

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:38:02 GMT2017-03-16T22:38:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican legislation to overhaul the health care law (all times EDT):...



UN imposes controls on chemicals used to make fentanyl

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:08:36 GMT2017-03-16T20:08:36Z

VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N.'s Commission on Narcotic Drugs has imposed controls on the production, sale and export of some substances used for the illicit manufacture of fentanyl, a deadly opioid that kills thousands of people a year in the United States....



Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:49:05 GMT2017-03-16T19:49:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers....



UK grants 1st license to make babies using DNA from 3 people

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:38:58 GMT2017-03-16T15:38:58Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children - the first time such approval has been granted....



Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:14:43 GMT2017-03-16T08:14:43Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities raised an alert for a northeastern state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages....



Doctors say unproven stem cell treatment blinded 3 women

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:03:29 GMT2017-03-16T01:03:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three women were left nearly or totally blind by a vision treatment at a stem cell clinic, in what doctors call a dramatic illustration of how risky such clinics can be....



GOP health overhaul puts pressure on state governments

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:07:59 GMT2017-03-15T22:07:59Z

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- The Republican health care plan means less money for states and gives them a tough choice: Find a pot of cash to make up the difference or let coverage lapse for millions of lower-income Americans....



Alabama looks to become symbolic 'right to life' state

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:08:36 GMT2017-03-15T21:08:36Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- There's no sign of U.S. abortion law changing anytime soon, but Alabama wants to be ready if it ever does....



The Latest: Pain doctor apologizes for health care fraud

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:57:22 GMT2017-03-15T16:57:22Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a pain management doctor who federal prosecutors say prescribed opioids to drug abusers (all times local):...



Ryan's gambit: Second health care bill to woo the reluctant

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:05:35 GMT2017-03-15T08:05:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are working on a companion to their bill replacing 'Obamacare.' It's a legislative second act that would ease cross-state sale of health insurance and limit jury awards for pain and suffering in malpractice lawsuits....



Pain doctor expected to plead guilty to health care fraud

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:27:52 GMT2017-03-15T04:27:52Z

BOSTON (AP) -- At Dr. Fathalla Mashali's pain management clinics, the waiting rooms were often so packed with patients that people sat on the floor, leaned against walls and spilled into the hallways....



Australian author found guilty of unconscionable conduct

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:26:38 GMT2017-03-15T04:26:38Z

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A judge says Australian author and blogger Belle Gibson, who lied about beating a normally deadly brain tumor through healthy eating, had exploited public generosity by falsely claiming most of her income went to charities....



AP FACT CHECK: Both sides loose with facts in health debate

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:31:45 GMT2017-03-14T21:31:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Congressional Budget Office report on a Republican health care bill set off an intense reaction in Washington, and some on both sides of the debate are playing loose with the facts....



Kenya's public doctors to end 100-day strike that saw deaths

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:22:32 GMT2017-03-14T20:22:32Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Thousands of doctors at Kenya's public hospitals have agreed to end a 100-day strike that saw people dying from lack of care, an official with the doctors' union said Tuesday....



AP Interview: US hails UN plan to monitor fentanyl market

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:10:12 GMT2017-03-14T19:10:12Z

VIENNA (AP) -- The chief U.S. State Department counter-narcotics official on Tuesday hailed a pending United Nations move to control substances used to make a deadly synthetic drug, but acknowledged it will not put an immediate dent in illegal trafficking of the chemicals....



Now hear this: Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:09:46 GMT2017-03-14T16:09:46Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called "hidden hearing loss."...



California clears final hurdle for cancer label on Roundup

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:40:47 GMT2017-03-14T15:40:47Z

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A judge has ruled that California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite insistence from the agrochemical company that it poses no risk to people....



Lawmaker mocks abortion law with call for masturbation fines

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:22:22 GMT2017-03-14T15:22:22Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas lawmaker is making a point about legislation that restricts women's access to health care and abortions by proposing to fine men $100 when they masturbate....



What the budget analysts say about GOP health care bill

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:00:24 GMT2017-03-14T08:00:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican bill to replace major portions of Barack Obama's health care law would leave 24 million additional people uninsured over the next decade, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office. A look at what the CBO said Monday about the House GOP plan that's backed by President Donald Trump:...



Get by without Planned Parenthood? One Texas effort stumbles

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:30:30 GMT2017-03-14T05:30:30Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are reassuring women that other clinics will step up to provide low-cost breast exams, birth control and cancer screenings....



FDA OKs new Novartis drug for type of advanced breast cancer

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:28:45 GMT2017-03-13T23:28:45Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer....



CDC: Don't donate sperm in 3 Florida counties due to Zika

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:28:04 GMT2017-03-13T23:28:04Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Men from three Florida counties shouldn't donate sperm because of a small risk of spreading Zika, U.S. health officials said Monday....



Minnesota aims to stem health rate hikes, stabilize market

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:17:03 GMT2017-03-13T23:17:03Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota House on Monday approved plowing hundreds of millions dollars into a new program meant to tamp down health insurance costs and ensure plans are offered after years of instability and skyrocketing premiums....