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Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care. Democrats...

Chron, today, 08:49
 
Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill, ruling the GOP would need to win an all-but-impossible 60 votes to retain anti-abortion provisions in the measure, Democrats

Chron, yesterday, 23:12
 
No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

CHICAGO (AP) — Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated wit

Chron, yesterday, 11:46
 
Critically ill baby Charlie Gard's parents back in court

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard's parents back in court

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has said the parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard can present new evidence at upcoming hearings to determine his fate. Judge Nicholas Francis, who has overseen the latest round of hearings in the case at London's High

Chron, yesterday, 07:34
 
Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health. Native Hawaiians — descendants of Hawaii's original Polynesian settlers — are in worse health than many other

Chron, yesterday, 02:03
 
Judge weighs privacy in Utah prescription-drug database case

Judge weighs privacy in Utah prescription-drug database case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge was weighing Thursday whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a lawsuit that pits the right to privacy against the need to combat the country's op

Chron, Thursday, 21:08
 
The Latest: Analysts say new bill would leave 22M uninsured

The Latest: Analysts say new bill would leave 22M uninsured

In remarks prepared for a meeting with Senators at the White House, President Donald Trump told Republicans: "We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace, and shouldn't leave town" until the bill is complete. (July 19) Media: Associated...

Chron, Thursday, 13:05
 
John McCain's brain cancer: the medical lowdown on glioblastoma

John McCain's brain cancer: the medical lowdown on glioblastoma

Bipartisan support is pouring in for Senator John McCain following a brain cancer diagnosis. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) shares the latest. Media: Buzz60 Glioblastoma, the common and lethal form of brain cancer with which Sen. John McCain ha

Chron, Thursday, 13:05
 
UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. Prince William and his wife, Kate, toured the German Ca

Chron, Thursday, 09:27
 
For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

LONDON (AP) — For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

Chron, Thursday, 07:59
 
For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

WAKISO, Uganda (AP) — Some menstruating schoolgirls were locked in dormitories while their peers were in class. To avoid the humiliation, others stayed home. As more girls skipped class because they couldn't afford sanitary pads, authorities at a governm

Chron, Thursday, 06:42
 
Bereaved N. Zealand family protests Japan's psychiatric care

Bereaved N. Zealand family protests Japan's psychiatric care

TOKYO (AP) — A New Zealand family says it wants to be a catalyst for change in mental health care in Japan, following the death of a family member who went into cardiac arrest after being restrained in a hospital for 10 days. Kelly Robert Savage, who was

Chron, Thursday, 05:26
 
Lifestyle changes may help stave off Alzheimer's

Lifestyle changes may help stave off Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to

Chron, Thursday, 04:53
 
McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options. The senator had undergone surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his le

Chron, Thursday, 04:53
 
GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

In remarks prepared for a meeting with Senators at the White House, President Donald Trump told Republicans: "We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace, and shouldn't leave town" until the bill is complete. (July 19) Media: Associated...

Chron, Thursday, 04:53
 
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