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No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads....



Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health....



House unveils plan to fix VA's budget gap as deadline looms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee unveiled a disputed plan Friday to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks....



Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'
CHICAGO (AP) -- The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace....



Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a personal trainer and triathlon coach....



Texas panel suspends license of man accused in opioid deaths
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A state panel has suspended the medical license of a Texas doctor who federal authorities say wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people....



AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans were never too thrilled with "Obamacare" and they definitely disapprove of Republican alternatives in Congress, so what does the public want to do on health care?...



Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage....



Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'
LONDON (AP) -- The British parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have been told by a hospital lawyer that the results of their son's latest brain scans make for "sad reading."...



Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia....