Monday, May 1, 2017

Health

In this July 21, 2016 file photo, residents of the Kisenso district of Kinshasa, receive yellow fever vaccines. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder getting it. A manufacturing problem has created a shortage ...
In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 file photo, Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress ...
Supporters of single-payer health care march to the Capitol Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation’s most populous state ...
In this Jan. 13, 2013, file photo, a sign for the Livestrong Foundation is seen at the charity's headquarters in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

BY JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity saw a fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong’s performance-enhancing drug ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. points to a reporters during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BY ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP ...
This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration campus, in Silver Spring, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, ...
This undated photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at a CDC laboratory. (Shawn Lockhart/CDC via AP)

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan ...

BY JOHN SEEWER TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing it of dragging its feet on protecting Lake ...
In this drawing provided by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, an illustration of a fluid-filled incubation system that mimics a mother’s womb, in hopes of one day improving survival of extremely premature babies. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia via AP)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so ...
In this file photo taken Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, visitors to a park gestures at each other near chimneys spewing smoke in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

BY MATTHEW BROWN BEIJING (AP) — China’s conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there’s a catch: As the country ...
X