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After surgery, Georgia senator could miss crucial votes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:37:04 GMT2017-03-22T19:37:04Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Sen. Johnny Isakson is recuperating from his second back surgery this year at his Georgia home, complicating Republican leaders' plans as they count the votes for the GOP health care overhaul and a Supreme Court nominee....



Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:49:14 GMT2017-03-22T17:49:14Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans....



Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:41:57 GMT2017-03-22T22:41:57Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country....



Hope flows into Indian village in the form of clean water

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:20:52 GMT2017-03-22T11:20:52Z

NAI BASTI VILLAGE, India (AP) -- Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village....



FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:01:00 GMT2017-03-22T19:01:00Z

Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....



Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:34:08 GMT2017-03-22T00:34:08Z

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life....



Steady fall in suicides offers glimmer of hope in Japan

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:17:29 GMT2017-03-23T01:17:29Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world's highest suicide rates....



Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:03:33 GMT2017-03-23T03:03:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress with the hardliners while House leaders struggled with moderates on eve of a showdown vote....



Patients' reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:15:59 GMT2017-03-21T18:15:59Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier....



AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:45:51 GMT2017-03-22T07:45:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Making the case for a Republican repeal and replacement of his predecessor's health care law, President Donald Trump reached for a dire-sounding argument that's unsupported by the data....