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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:03:41 GMT2017-07-24T08:03:41Z

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines - more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure....



GOP health bill still a mystery before planned vote

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:14:51 GMT2017-07-24T07:14:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it....



More reason for rejecting GOP health bill than reviving it

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:38:22 GMT2017-07-24T06:38:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation....



Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:34:51 GMT2017-07-23T21:34:51Z

Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat....



Parents prepare to return to court in Charlie Gard case

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:37:54 GMT2017-07-24T08:37:54Z

LONDON (AP) -- The parents of a critically ill infant are returning to court for the latest stage in their effort to seek permission to take the child to the United States for medical treatment....



Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:26:54 GMT2017-07-22T12:26:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail - maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care....



Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:15:47 GMT2017-07-23T13:15:47Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate....



No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:40:46 GMT2017-07-21T15:40:46Z

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

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:10:55 GMT2017-07-21T13:10:55Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health....



Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA's budget gap

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:45:30 GMT2017-07-22T18:45:30Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight major veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of patients....