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Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:37:42 GMT2017-03-28T22:37:42Z

LONDON (AP) -- A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm....



ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:14:10 GMT2017-03-28T22:14:10Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio community is endangering drug addicts by criminally charging people revived by an overdose antidote, which could discourage calls for help, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday....



Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:05:09 GMT2017-03-28T20:05:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans and the White House sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans insisted on Tuesday they were not ready to give up on their years-long quest....



Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:33:39 GMT2017-03-28T20:33:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers....



States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:46:46 GMT2017-03-28T20:46:46Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future....



FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:06:40 GMT2017-03-28T21:06:40Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema....



Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:21:57 GMT2017-03-28T20:21:57Z

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, days after the collapse of GOP leaders' repeal effort in Washington....



APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:06:10 GMT2017-03-28T21:06:10Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said Tuesday....



Trumps says he expects a health care deal soon

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:06:12 GMT2017-03-29T00:06:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he expects to make a deal on health care, even though his first attempt failed just a few days ago....



Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:10:30 GMT2017-03-28T15:10:30Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the virus were found in the city's sewage system....