Subscribe: AP Top Health News At 3:38 p.m. EST
Preview: AP Top Health News At 3:38 p.m. EST

AP Top Health News at 2:06 a.m. EDT

AP Top Health News at 2:06 a.m. EDT

Copyright: © 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:05:40 GMT2017-10-18T06:05:40Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right....

A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:59:22 GMT2017-10-18T02:59:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. The president, at first, spoke approvingly of the deal, but as conservatives rebelled, the White House insisted Trump actually opposed the plan as a bailout of insurance companies....

Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:58:22 GMT2017-10-16T20:58:22Z

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:41:13 GMT2017-10-16T07:41:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage....

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:18:55 GMT2017-10-16T13:18:55Z

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) -- As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned....

A nursing home's high school teaches lessons on life

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:34:01 GMT2017-10-15T15:34:01Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- In a classroom, an old man glides in pushing a walker, and none of the young faces turn. In the cafeteria, a white-haired woman eats across from a teenager, to no one's surprise. And walking to the school bus, students pass wheelchairs and oxygen tanks as nonchalantly as if they were backpacks and notebooks....

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:53:42 GMT2017-10-14T00:53:42Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego....

Correction: Pain Gap story

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:55:59 GMT2017-10-16T19:55:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story Oct. 12 about the worldwide gap in pain relief medication, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a Stanford University psychiatry professor. His name is Keith Humphreys, not Humpreys....

Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:33:25 GMT2017-10-17T12:33:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years....

Doctor's research could buy time for snake bite victims

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:31:30 GMT2017-10-15T22:31:30Z

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites....