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AP FACT CHECK: Health insurance costs up, but not doubling
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Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes
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....

Watchdog: EPA delayed for 7 months in Flint water crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 - seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA's inspector general said Thursday....

Raising a vegan baby: There's a right way and a wrong way
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name....

Preteens need only 2 HPV shots _ not 3, CDC says
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's now easier for preteens to get the cervical cancer vaccine....

Feds look into claim of unofficial VA wait lists in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Government investigators said they are looking into allegations that Department of Veterans Affairs employees in Colorado kept unofficial lists of veterans waiting for health care that could conceal how long it takes to get an appointment, possibly broadening a nationwide scandal....

Desperate Pakistan family awaits US visa for 6-year-old girl
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A desperate Pakistani family anxiously awaiting a U.S. visa for their ailing little girl is running out of time: Maria is just six years old but a rare genetic disease has left her frail body wracked with pain and stunted her growth....

Obama: Health care law worked, but improvements needed
MIAMI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security of health insurance" because of the Affordable Care Act....

Zika test urged for pregnant women throughout Florida county
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government on Wednesday recommended Zika testing for all pregnant women who recently spent time anywhere in Florida's Miami-Dade County....

Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration sent some of the United States' top infectious disease specialists to Cuba on Wednesday to open a new phase in medical cooperation after more than a half-century of isolation....