Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Health

In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, tax form 8962 is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven’t signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. The IRS is sending personalized ...
In this March 19, 2013 file photo, the globe and anchor stand at the entrance to Camp Lejeune, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)

BY HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able ...
In this June 21,2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, listen to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of completing the first — and by far the easiest — step toward gutting President Barack Obama’s divisive health ...
In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Illinois. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it’s also likely to raise the risk of getting ...
This Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, shows an EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Hendersonville, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

BY TOM MURPHY CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy ...
In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, responding to pressure to ...
In this July 30, 2013, file photo, people walk along a corridor at the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON Johnson & Johnson plans next month to disclose average price increases of its prescription drugs, as the industry tries to calm the storm over soaring prices. ...
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 10,2017, after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, asking a vocal skeptic to chair a commission ...
In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may be moving to repeal “Obamacare,” but millions of people are still signing up. The administration said Tuesday that 11.5 million enrolled nationwide ...
A statue of a mermaid, the symbol of Warsaw, wears a mask during smog alert in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Alarming smog levels in southern Poland have led authorities to close schools in one city and offer free transport in some places to protect children and ...
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