Health

February 08, 2018 - 12:52 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian university has published the results of a study on how safe it is to eat snow. Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow which...
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February 08, 2018 - 10:02 am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health authorities in the West African nation of Guinea are reporting the country's first death from Lassa fever in nearly a quarter-century. The emergence of the hemorrhagic virus has created anxiety in Guinea, where the world's worst Ebola epidemic began in late 2013 and...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s only about 3 percent less than last year, remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to repeal or undercut the program. The Affordable Care Act offers subsidized private health insurance to people who don’t have coverage on the job. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
February 07, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books. An Associated Press count found that nationwide enrollment was...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s only about 3 percent less than last year, remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to repeal or undercut the program. The Affordable Care Act offers subsidized private health insurance to people who don’t have coverage on the job. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
February 07, 2018 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books. An Associated Press count found that nationwide enrollment was...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s only about 3 percent less than last year, remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to repeal or undercut the program. The Affordable Care Act offers subsidized private health insurance to people who don’t have coverage on the job. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
February 07, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, about 3 percent less than last year, according to a new tally by The Associated Press. Enrollment remained remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump's...
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February 07, 2018 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, about 3 percent less than last year. That's according to a new tally by The Associated Press. Enrollment remained remarkably stable despite President Donald...
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February 07, 2018 - 9:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Using a group of explorers, scientists are testing the endurance of humans and equipment in temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) at a laboratory in southern Poland. The "Taming the Freeze" experiment began Tuesday and is expected to go on for 100...
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A man sanitizes his hands at the entrance to the media cafeteria in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 5:04 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution. Nine hundred troops stream into the area to help. Worried organizers sequester 1,200 people in their rooms. Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Brian Madeux, starts to receive the first human gene editing therapy for Hunter syndrome, as his girlfriend Marcie Humphrey, left, applauds at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif. At right is nurse practitioner Jacqueline Madden. Gene editing aims to permanently change someone's DNA to try to cure a disease. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 06, 2018 - 7:33 pm
A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or safety issues have emerged from the first man's treatment nearly three months ago, doctors revealed Tuesday. Gene editing is a more precise way to do gene therapy, and aims to permanently...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2016, file photo, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said Feb. 6, 2018, "there will be no gaps in service" in the nation's $260 million family planning program, even as it acknowledged missing a deadline last fall for providing critical grant information to local agencies. DeGette, is one of several Democrats who wrote HHS Secretary Alex Azar last week to ask about the funding delay. “We need to see more specifics,” said DeGette. “A commitment to extending the funding in a timely manner that doesn’t disrupt service is good. Better would be concrete details and immediate follow-through.”(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday "there will be no gaps in service" in the nation's $260 million family planning program, even as it acknowledged missing a deadline last fall for providing critical grant information to local agencies. The Health and Human Services Department...
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