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Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over "Obamacare." For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling choice....



Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. After his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor....



US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults....



Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right....



Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon....



Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....



Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans sought changes that could threaten Democratic backing....



Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage....



Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable....



The Latest: 2 senators formally propose health deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the bipartisan health deal in the Senate (all times local):...