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Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:32:06 GMT2016-10-27T20:32:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option - getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....

Have a kid with migraines? Sugar pills work as well as drugs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:07:03 GMT2016-10-27T19:07:03Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids' migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens....

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:30:47 GMT2016-10-27T18:30:47Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary....

Health law consumers face least choice in program's history

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:09:51 GMT2016-10-27T22:09:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found....

People in Florida's latest Zika 'hot zone' want more buzz

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:54:06 GMT2016-10-27T18:54:06Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Mosquitoes bite everyone, not just Haitians. It's a point health educator Marie-Jose Ledan is sure to make when she approaches Little Haiti's churches, laundromats and mom-and-pop businesses about protecting people from the Zika virus....

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on health care

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:49:52 GMT2016-10-27T07:49:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has been involved in the nation's health care debate for more than 20 years and, as her campaign likes to say, she has the scars to prove it....

Judge lets Flint residents' lawsuit against state move ahead

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:02:35 GMT2016-10-27T22:02:35Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan judge ruled in favor of Flint residents who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state and state officials over the city's lead-contaminated water, rejecting a motion to dismiss the case entirely....

Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:14:13 GMT2016-10-27T04:14:13Z

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Wanda Serrano arrived at Puerto Rico's largest public hospital before dawn to take her 17-year-old son to an appointment. Six hours later, they were still in the packed waiting room hoping to see a doctor....

The kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:02:01 GMT2016-10-26T19:02:01Z

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor....

Artificial hand helps amputees feel just how hard to squeeze

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:40:14 GMT2016-10-27T00:40:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A next-generation artificial hand is letting two amputees tell the difference between a soft or firm touch - like holding a child without squeezing too tightly. It's another step toward developing prosthetics that can feel....