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Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:42:43 GMT2017-06-22T13:42:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?...

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:03:23 GMT2017-06-22T22:03:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions....

The Latest: Catholic health care group opposes Senate bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:20:48 GMT2017-06-22T22:20:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):...

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:48:07 GMT2017-06-22T21:48:07Z

U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers....

People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:36:35 GMT2017-06-22T10:36:35Z

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital....

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:20:59 GMT2017-06-22T07:20:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults - and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision....

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:11:32 GMT2017-06-21T22:11:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around....

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:35:32 GMT2017-06-21T20:35:32Z

Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working - if only barely - in most parts of the country....

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:05:52 GMT2017-06-21T18:05:52Z

LONDON (AP) -- The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof....

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:21:04 GMT2017-06-22T01:21:04Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction....