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Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:01:46 GMT2017-04-27T18:01:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and Republican leaders worked Thursday to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP lawmakers for the House health care bill, but remained shy of the support they'd need to fully rouse the measure back to life....

Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:44:35 GMT2017-04-27T18:44:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs....

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:59:55 GMT2017-04-26T18:59:55Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages....

Spain offers to host EU medicines agency after Brexit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:06:28 GMT2017-04-27T15:06:28Z

MADRID (AP) -- Competition is heating up among European Union countries hoping to reap some of the benefits of Britain's exit from the EU, with Spain joining the list of nations bidding to host the bloc's medicines oversight body....

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:31:41 GMT2017-04-26T15:31:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work....

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:53:53 GMT2017-04-26T18:53:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public....

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:33:25 GMT2017-04-27T01:33:25Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by replacing insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone....

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:04:03 GMT2017-04-25T11:04:03Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers....

In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:50:10 GMT2017-04-27T15:50:10Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a tweetstorm of criticism of Democrats involved in tense negotiations on a spending bill to keep the government open, accusing them of trying to close national parks and jeopardize the safety of U.S. troops over demands to provide Americans with health care....

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:44:49 GMT2017-04-25T18:44:49Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer....