Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat 2017-05-24T02:14:51Z 2017-05-24T02:14:49Z 2017-05-24T02:14:49Z Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House.
Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse 2017-05-24T00:34:36Z 2017-05-24T00:34:36Z 2017-05-24T00:34:36Z Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery.
Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision 2017-05-24T00:34:34Z 2017-05-24T00:34:32Z 2017-05-24T00:34:32Z Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions next year is growing deeper.
The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief 2017-05-24T00:34:31Z 2017-05-24T00:34:31Z 2017-05-24T00:34:31Z The president of this year's World Health Assembly opened this afternoon's proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack.
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill 2017-05-24T00:34:28Z 2017-05-24T00:34:27Z 2017-05-24T00:34:27Z State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases.
The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly 2017-05-24T00:34:25Z 2017-05-24T00:34:25Z 2017-05-24T00:34:25Z Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general of the World Health Organization at its annual gathering of member states in Geneva. Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in Greece 2017-05-24T00:34:17Z 2017-05-24T00:34:15Z 2017-05-24T00:34:15Z Unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from Greece's austerity-battered hospitals. Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency 2017-05-24T00:34:15Z 2017-05-24T00:34:11Z 2017-05-24T00:34:11Z Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists.
Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with health 2017-05-23T22:12:18Z 2017-05-23T22:12:15Z 2017-05-23T22:12:15Z Taiwan's health minister has accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization. Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9 2017-05-23T20:33:36Z 2017-05-23T20:33:33Z 2017-05-23T20:33:33Z California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station.
Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives 2017-05-23T09:53:36Z 2017-05-23T09:53:35Z 2017-05-23T09:53:35Z Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can make a difference when patients suffer from out-of-control reaction to infection.
Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill 2017-05-23T07:26:36Z 2017-05-23T07:24:42Z 2017-05-23T07:26:36Z In closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak 2017-05-23T06:59:06Z 2017-05-23T06:57:32Z 2017-05-23T06:59:06Z California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station.
French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest 2017-05-23T05:36:17Z 2017-05-23T05:36:17Z 2017-05-23T05:36:17Z The French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" has debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and has quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize.
3 vie for top WHO post in UN health agency election 2017-05-22T22:57:25Z 2017-05-22T22:56:27Z 2017-05-22T22:56:27Z A British physician, an Ethiopian former health minister and a Pakistani expert on non-communicable diseases are the three finalists vying for the top job at the World Health Organization in its first-ever election on Tuesday. Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children 2017-05-22T19:27:33Z 2017-05-22T19:26:27Z 2017-05-22T19:26:27Z The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterized as misinformation. 'Natural Foods Cookbook' author Beatrice Trum Hunter dies 2017-05-22T17:46:42Z 2017-05-22T17:46:36Z 2017-05-22T17:46:36Z Beatrice Trum Hunter, who wrote "The Natural Foods Cookbook" in 1961, long before organic foods became a staple at supermarkets, has died at age 98. Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29 2017-05-22T15:16:26Z 2017-05-22T15:16:21Z 2017-05-22T15:16:21Z Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29; includes 2 lab-confirmed deaths.
Pope embraces Huntington's afflicted in bid to end stigma 2017-05-22T13:17:22Z 2017-05-22T13:17:22Z 2017-05-22T13:17:22Z Pope Francis is trying to remove the stigma of people afflicted with Huntington's Disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes such serious involuntary movements and psychiatric problems that sufferers are often shunned and isolated.
AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel 2017-05-22T11:15:05Z 2017-05-22T11:14:58Z 2017-05-22T11:14:58Z Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel.
Canada tests lower age for pot legalization 2017-05-22T10:05:38Z 2017-05-22T10:05:35Z 2017-05-22T10:05:35Z The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the allowed age for use at 18. That's three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization.
Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives 2017-05-22T05:34:50Z 2017-05-22T05:34:47Z 2017-05-22T05:34:47Z Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans have probably never heard of _ and new research shows it's time they learn. School: Student dies as a result of the 'choking game' 2017-05-21T12:44:04Z 2017-05-21T12:44:02Z 2017-05-21T12:44:02Z A New Jersey school superintendent says a student has died as the result of the choking game.
Vaccine may cut HPV infections, an oral cancer risk, in men 2017-05-20T16:14:36Z 2017-05-20T16:14:36Z 2017-05-20T16:14:36Z New study finds the HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers.
Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds 2017-05-20T13:02:50Z 2017-05-20T13:02:50Z 2017-05-20T13:02:50Z A study that taped visits between doctors and cancer patients finds that most doctors did not discuss the cost of care and spent less than two minutes on it when they did.
'Fat and frail' seniors benefit from right exercise combo 2017-05-20T10:24:12Z 2017-05-20T10:23:52Z 2017-05-20T10:23:52Z A new study suggests a combination of exercises is the safest approach for older people trying to lose pounds.
Verdict slip in meningitis outbreak trial creates confusion 2017-05-19T17:12:52Z 2017-05-19T17:12:47Z 2017-05-19T17:12:47Z The verdict in the Massachusetts trial of a compounding pharmacy executive charged in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak seemed clear in court but is now being questioned by some legal experts. 5 people hospitalized after eating gas station nacho cheese 2017-05-19T15:30:57Z 2017-05-19T15:29:27Z 2017-05-19T15:29:27Z California officials say five people were hospitalized after eating nacho cheese from a Sacramento gas station.
Andretti fights cancer and his message is on full display 2017-05-19T11:02:42Z 2017-05-19T11:02:34Z 2017-05-19T11:02:34Z John Andretti is in the fight of his life battling colon cancer. WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak 2017-05-18T23:01:10Z 2017-05-18T23:01:07Z 2017-05-18T23:01:07Z More than 400 contacts being traced in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak, health officials say. Correction: US Births & Deaths story 2017-05-18T19:34:48Z 2017-05-18T19:30:58Z 2017-05-18T19:34:48Z For the first time, US women in their early 30s have eclipsed younger moms to become the group with the highest birth rate.
Medicaid recipients say they need health care to work 2017-05-18T17:01:03Z 2017-05-18T17:01:02Z 2017-05-18T17:01:02Z Medicaid recipients are pushing back against Maine's proposal to create the nation's toughest requirements for the health care program that states run. Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn 2017-05-18T16:40:58Z 2017-05-18T16:40:56Z 2017-05-18T16:40:56Z Federal health agencies are warning that some tests of lead levels in the blood produce inaccurate results, so children under six years and pregnant and nursing women may need to be retested.
Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama? 2017-05-18T15:20:02Z 2017-05-18T15:20:02Z 2017-05-18T15:20:02Z Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance _ but why, and who's to blame?. 22 percent of Flint excavations have led to copper pipes 2017-05-18T11:49:53Z 2017-05-18T11:49:53Z 2017-05-18T11:49:53Z City records show that about 22 percent of excavations tied to Flint's lead-tainted water crisis have led to copper pipes that do not pose a threat of leaching lead. Nicholas Sand, creator of famous Orange Sunshine LSD, dies 2017-05-17T23:16:42Z 2017-05-17T23:16:39Z 2017-05-17T23:16:39Z Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD in the 1930s, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman in the 1960s. But Nicholas Sand was the chemist who created the most famous version.
Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic 2017-05-17T22:37:54Z 2017-05-17T22:37:48Z 2017-05-17T22:37:48Z A new study show medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic.
Progress reducing US uninsured rate comes to a halt 2017-05-17T21:48:09Z 2017-05-17T21:48:02Z 2017-05-17T21:48:02Z A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says progress in reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled last year. 2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo: WHO 2017-05-17T21:32:32Z 2017-05-17T21:28:03Z 2017-05-17T21:32:32Z 2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo, World Health Organization says. Cairo airport takes steps to stop cholera spread from Yemen 2017-05-17T20:57:58Z 2017-05-17T20:57:47Z 2017-05-17T20:57:47Z Cairo airport introduces emergency measures to prevent spread of cholera outbreak in Yemen by incoming flights. Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research 2017-05-17T20:57:52Z 2017-05-17T20:57:44Z 2017-05-17T20:57:44Z Leonard Marshall and Matt Hasselbeck have pledged their brains to CTE research. AP Explains: How lawmakers get their health care 2017-05-17T13:31:49Z 2017-05-17T13:27:13Z 2017-05-17T13:31:49Z Members of Congress looking to rewrite former President Barack Obama's health care law have a unique perspective, since many of them are signed up for the health care it created.
Missouri targets doctor dearth, expands first-in-nation law 2017-05-17T04:14:36Z 2017-05-17T04:14:25Z 2017-05-17T04:14:25Z Numerous doctors from around the U.S. could become eligible to treat patients in Missouri's underserved areas as a result of newly approved legislation.
An alert researcher, teamwork helped stem huge cyberattack 2017-05-17T02:43:48Z 2017-05-17T02:43:39Z 2017-05-17T02:43:39Z An alert researcher, a cheap domain name, cross-ocean cooperation helped stem effects of cyberattack. Nicholas Sand, creator of famous Orange Sunshine LSD, dies 2017-05-16T23:34:19Z 2017-05-16T23:34:00Z 2017-05-16T23:34:00Z Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD in the 1930s, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman in the 1960s. But Nicholas Sand was the chemist who created the most famous version.
The Latest: 29,000 Chinese institutions hit by cyberattack 2017-05-16T23:15:04Z 2017-05-16T23:14:54Z 2017-05-16T23:14:54Z Chinese media are reporting that the global "ransomware" virus attacked many university networks in China. Frozen burritos recalled for possible listeria contamination 2017-05-16T12:13:32Z 2017-05-16T12:13:25Z 2017-05-16T12:13:25Z More than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination. Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths 2017-05-16T09:25:28Z 2017-05-16T09:23:38Z 2017-05-16T09:25:28Z Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, World Health Organization says.
Gov't report: Progress reducing US uninsured stalled in 2016 2017-05-16T08:05:01Z 2017-05-16T08:04:51Z 2017-05-16T08:04:51Z A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says progress reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled last year. Arizona police: Woman switched flour for formula 2017-05-15T08:03:07Z 2017-05-15T08:03:03Z 2017-05-15T08:03:03Z A Tucson woman is accused of substituting flour for infant formula in containers returned to several local stores for refunds and police have warned the public to check formula containers' seals for tampering. Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision 2017-05-14T17:14:01Z 2017-05-14T17:13:58Z 2017-05-14T17:13:58Z Former first lady Michelle Obama is criticizing a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunches healthier. Correction: Global Cyberattack story 2017-05-14T15:42:14Z 2017-05-14T15:42:12Z 2017-05-14T15:42:12Z Britain's National Cyber Security Center says teams are working "round the clock" to restore hospital computer systems after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries forced British hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients.
More price hikes likely for government insurance markets 2017-05-14T13:34:24Z 2017-05-14T13:34:20Z 2017-05-14T13:34:20Z Early moves by insurers suggest that another round of price hikes and limited choices will greet insurance shoppers around the country when they start searching for next year's coverage on the public markets established by the Affordable Care Act.
Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US 2017-05-14T11:14:45Z 2017-05-14T11:14:40Z 2017-05-14T11:14:40Z Health officials say the heroin epidemic drove a tripling in reported hepatitis C infections.
Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack 2017-05-14T06:55:10Z 2017-05-14T06:54:08Z 2017-05-14T06:54:08Z A large cyberattack had crippled computer systems at hospitals across England, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. The Latest: FedEx confirms it hit by malware attack 2017-05-14T02:43:47Z 2017-05-14T02:43:46Z 2017-05-14T02:43:46Z Britain's National Health Service says hospitals across the country have been hit by a "ransomware" cyberattack but there is no evidence that patient data has been accessed.
GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak' 2017-05-13T20:52:49Z 2017-05-13T20:52:43Z 2017-05-13T20:52:43Z House Republican lawmaker who has called for repeal of health care law cautions that GOP bill is 'a tweak of Obamacare'. World cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, demands ransoms 2017-05-13T11:02:57Z 2017-05-13T11:02:53Z 2017-05-13T11:02:53Z Several British hospitals say they are having major computer problems as the result of an apparent cyberattack. Aetna drops last 2 state markets under Affordable Care Act 2017-05-13T08:13:08Z 2017-05-13T08:13:00Z 2017-05-13T08:13:00Z While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the more immediate future of the law is growing hazy now that the nation's third-largest health insurer says it will completely leave state-based insurance exchanges. Elderly man kills self; said he killed wife with Alzheimer's 2017-05-12T22:12:38Z 2017-05-12T22:12:25Z 2017-05-12T22:12:25Z Authorities in Florida say a 75-year-old man fatally shot himself while deputies were visiting his house to conduct a welfare check on his wife, who the husband said in a note he had killed. 2 new initiatives for US veterans' care coming to Colorado 2017-05-12T20:13:19Z 2017-05-12T20:13:15Z 2017-05-12T20:13:15Z Two civilian initiatives are coming to Colorado to help veterans and their families with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and other problems. Environment group planning new Dutch clean air legal action 2017-05-12T19:02:01Z 2017-05-12T19:01:56Z 2017-05-12T19:01:56Z A Dutch environmental organization is taking the government to court in an attempt to force it to take measures to combat air pollution.
Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal 2017-05-12T18:14:57Z 2017-05-12T18:14:57Z 2017-05-12T18:14:57Z Top White House advisers have postponed a meeting to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark international climate deal struck in Paris. Portland, Oregon, to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools 2017-05-12T16:32:57Z 2017-05-12T16:32:52Z 2017-05-12T16:32:52Z Voters in Portland, Oregon, are poised to vote on the largest school bond in state history after a scandal last year over high levels of lead in the drinking water at almost every school. Pupils wouldn't need doctor's note for sunscreen under bill 2017-05-12T15:33:33Z 2017-05-12T15:33:26Z 2017-05-12T15:33:26Z Rhode Island lawmakers are debating a proposal that would allow students to bring sunscreen into schools without a doctor's note. Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases 2017-05-12T14:52:21Z 2017-05-12T14:52:18Z 2017-05-12T14:52:18Z Brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus after a fall in cases. Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board 2017-05-12T14:02:10Z 2017-05-12T14:01:51Z 2017-05-12T14:01:51Z The Trump administration will not reappoint half an important board of outside experts who advise the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science.
Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections 2017-05-12T11:20:47Z 2017-05-12T11:20:45Z 2017-05-12T11:20:45Z Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law. Governor: It's unfair that Narcan is free but EpiPens aren't 2017-05-11T22:16:17Z 2017-05-11T22:16:10Z 2017-05-11T22:16:10Z Maine's Republican governor says people on opiates who get free shots of Narcan have an advantage over people with allergies who have to pay for their own medication.
Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot 2017-05-11T21:37:04Z 2017-05-11T21:36:44Z 2017-05-11T21:36:44Z The Republican Party will be rewarded for doing "what's right" in voting to overhaul a "failing and collapsing" health care system, a top aide to President Donald Trump says. Los Angeles company recalls deer-antler tea after 2 get sick 2017-05-11T18:07:03Z 2017-05-11T18:06:58Z 2017-05-11T18:06:58Z The California Department of Public Health says a Los Angeles company is recalling tea made from deer antler after two people who drank it got sick.
Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites 2017-05-11T14:34:09Z 2017-05-11T14:30:41Z 2017-05-11T14:34:09Z A portion of an underground tunnel containing rail cars that are filled with radioactive waste collapsed at a sprawling storage facility in a remote area of Washington state.
Study: Side effects emerge after approval for many US drugs 2017-05-11T10:37:34Z 2017-05-11T10:36:41Z 2017-05-11T10:36:41Z Almost one-third of new U.S. prescription drugs later get safety warnings about unexpected and sometimes serious side effects. Bacteria appears to be behind mysterious outbreak in Liberia 2017-05-10T16:38:11Z 2017-05-10T16:36:27Z 2017-05-10T16:38:11Z Health officials say a bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia. Senate confirms Gottlieb as FDA commissioner 2017-05-10T07:06:00Z 2017-05-10T07:05:57Z 2017-05-10T07:05:57Z The Senate is preparing to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb as the head of the Food and Drug Administration, where he has pledged to first tackle the opioid crisis. Taiwan pushes for inclusion in global health summit 2017-05-09T21:45:45Z 2017-05-09T21:45:39Z 2017-05-09T21:45:39Z Taiwan is pushing for a last-minute invitation to a World Health Organization summit amid rising pressure from Beijing to isolate the island. AP FACT CHECK: Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions? 2017-05-09T17:46:24Z 2017-05-09T17:46:12Z 2017-05-09T17:46:12Z AP FACT CHECK: Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions?.
The Latest: Senate at bat in dealing with health care law 2017-05-09T16:29:40Z 2017-05-09T16:26:05Z 2017-05-09T16:29:40Z The contentious debate over overhauling the health care system shifts to the Senate and a moderate Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch.
Trump: Australian health care system better than US 2017-05-09T15:16:13Z 2017-05-09T15:16:02Z 2017-05-09T15:16:02Z President Donald Trump praises Australia as having "better health care than we do.".
GOP health plan spurs sick to #IAmAPreexistingCondition 2017-05-09T05:44:39Z 2017-05-09T05:44:35Z 2017-05-09T05:44:35Z Concerns about coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions under the Republican health care bill are prompting some people to tell their personal stories on Twitter.
Video Clip: Thousands of Long Island residents still without power - Disaster tourists seek firsthand look at NY's storm-ravaged neighborhoods, annoying some