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Republican says he'll push health deal, Trump keeps distance

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:35:22 GMT2017-10-18T20:35:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered....

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:18:57 GMT2017-10-18T20:18:57Z

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, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right....

Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:11:30 GMT2017-10-18T20:11:30Z

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon....

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....

The Latest: States ask court to force health care subsidies

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:04:11 GMT2017-10-18T20:04:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local):...

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:39:29 GMT2017-10-18T19:39:29Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him....

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....