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Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:13:03 GMT2016-10-25T14:13:03Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition....

University of Washington gets $210M from Gates Foundation

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:14:48 GMT2016-10-25T15:14:48Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, officials said Tuesday....

Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:57:06 GMT2016-10-25T07:57:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election....

Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:59:13 GMT2016-10-25T12:59:13Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death....

One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:58:07 GMT2016-10-24T18:58:07Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict....

As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:40:23 GMT2016-10-24T16:40:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own....

US Embassy issues last-minute visa to ailing Pakistani girl

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:49:52 GMT2016-10-25T11:49:52Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has issued a last minute-visa to an ailing 6-year-old Pakistani girl desperately in need of surgery in the United States....

AP FACT CHECK: Health insurance costs up, but not doubling

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:06:46 GMT2016-10-20T04:06:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:...

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:40:12 GMT2016-10-20T18:40:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients....

India launches phone app to monitor New Delhi's pollution

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:49:42 GMT2016-10-22T12:49:42Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air....