Health

July 07, 2017 - 11:41 am
LONDON (AP) — The mother of a terminally ill baby in London says that recent international support has revived her hopes for her son's future, and that he is not suffering. Connie Yates told "Good Morning Britain" Friday that recent intervention attempts from Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald...
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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference for the ribbon cutting ceremony for exit 30 on Interstate 65 in Bowling Green, Ky., on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 10:35 am
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But he's also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder. "If my side is unable to agree on an...
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July 07, 2017 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Georgia's health commissioner has been named the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald succeeds Dr. Tom Frieden, who resigned in January at the end of the Obama administration. Fitzgerald, 70, has been head of the Georgia Department of...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks about health insurance during a news conference at the River House Restaurant, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Paul has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to passing the Republican answer to the Affordable Care Act, adding another wrinkle in his complex relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 07, 2017 - 3:52 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Republican efforts to get rid of former President Barack Obama's health care law stall in the U.S. Senate, Kentucky's two senators are traveling the state to talk about it. They just aren't talking to each other. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has emerged as one of the biggest...
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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference for the ribbon cutting ceremony for exit 30 on Interstate 65 in Bowling Green, Ky., on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 3:40 am
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But he's also acknowledging a Plan B, too. The Kentucky Republican said Thursday that if Republicans can't agree...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015 file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. On Thursday, July 6, 2017, Endo International PLC, the maker of painkiller Opana ER, said it will pull the extended-release opioid drug off the market, a month after being urged to do so by U.S. regulators because of abuse. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 06, 2017 - 6:36 pm
The maker of opioid painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because it's being abused. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills, approved for use in patients with severe, constant pain, after consulting with...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows hydrocodone-acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin, arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. A government report released Thursday, July 6, 2017, finds opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years overall, but rising in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
July 06, 2017 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released Thursday finds. The amount of opioids prescribed fell 18 percent between 2010 and 2015. But researchers...
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Jeff Zamrzla, a retired and disabled Marine from Salina, Kan., asks U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., a question during a town hall meeting, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in the tiny town of Palco, Kan. Zamrzla favors creating government-run health coverage for all such as Medicare for the elderly. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
July 06, 2017 - 5:08 pm
PALCO, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran faced tough questions Thursday at a town hall meeting in his home county packed with critics of Republican efforts to overhaul health care, showing that even a tiny town deep in Trump territory in a Republican state isn't isolated from the political...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech to Oregon legislators in the Capitol House chambers in Salem, Ore. Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive services at no cost to the patient under a $10 million reproductive health bill approved by the state Legislature. House Bill 3391 was approved by the Oregon Senate, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in a 17-13 vote along party lines and now heads to Gov. Brown. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 05, 2017 - 10:01 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a measure approved Wednesday by lawmakers. Oregon already has some of the most liberal...
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FILE - This Monday, March 18, 2002 file photo of a female deer tick seen under a microscope at the entomology lab of the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. Also called deer ticks, they were once found mainly in New England and pockets of the Midwest, but have been seen in a widening geographic range. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)
July 05, 2017 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tick populations are exploding? Tick-borne diseases are on the rise? Some recent headlines suggest Americans are facing a particularly bad year for tick bites and illnesses, but the evidence is patchy and the science complicated. What may be true in one part of the country — or even...
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