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Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare

2016-12-02T08:32:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare - and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans....



Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

2016-12-01T16:21:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll....



Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it

2016-12-02T08:52:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of a key House committee is pledging that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it....



'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression

2016-12-01T05:07:08Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show....



Ohio pulls license of 1 of state's last few abortion clinics

2016-12-01T16:17:28Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state's few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies....



House OKs bill bolstering medical research, drug approvals

2016-12-01T00:12:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House easily approved a sweeping biomedical bill Wednesday that would help drug and medical device companies win swifter government approval of their products, boost disease research and drug-abuse spending and revamp federal mental health programs....



Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels

2016-11-30T22:08:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and calls for a makeover....



Air pollution becomes Israel-Palestinian wedge issue

2016-12-02T08:07:41Z

YABED, West Bank (AP) -- For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about air pollution from Palestinian factories in the nearby West Bank. Now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting a group of the worst offending charcoal plants in one notorious town, Palestinians complain that hundreds were thrown out of work by their military occupiers....



Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

2016-11-30T18:30:17Z

SOSHANGUVE, South Africa (AP) -- The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection....