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Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:30:53 GMT2017-06-23T04:30:53Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years....

'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:03:25 GMT2017-06-23T04:03:25Z

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star....

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

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:01:48 GMT2017-06-23T03:01:48Z

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: Medical groups find fault with Senate plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:04:14 GMT2017-06-23T02:04:14Z

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

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:51:12 GMT2017-06-23T01:51:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured....

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....

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:57:54 GMT2017-06-22T23:57:54Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement....

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....