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Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns....



Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers hoping to find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait - again....



Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS
NEW YORK (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services....



FDA approves 1st targeted drug for certain leukemia patients
U.S. regulators Friday approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia....



US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting it....



11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus....



UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries
LONDON (AP) -- A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life....



Documents: Lead paint found in Indiana emergency housing
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) -- Lead paint was discovered outside nearly half of the units intended for families leaving an Indiana public-housing complex because of lead contamination, documents show....



Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas
SEATTLE (AP) -- A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday....



Short of support, House won't vote on health bill this week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House won't vote on Republican legislation scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law until at least next week, a GOP leader said Thursday. The decision deals a setback to the White House, which has pressured congressional Republicans to pass the bill by Saturday - President Donald Trump's 100th day in office....