Saturday, February 25, 2017

Health

In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Francisco and Lauren Nieves-Taranto, center, with their children, from left, Sebastien, 13, Javier, 6, Gabriel, 10, Nicolas 4-months, and Valentina, 8, at their home in Windermere, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

BY TOM MURPHY The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you. The idea is that when your money is on the line ...
In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 ...
In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, then-House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” is “not going to happen.” The Ohio Republican, who was forced ...
In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs is announced as the winner of a semifinal match after Beggs pinned Grand Prairie's Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

BY SCHUYLER DIXON EULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of ...
This digitally colorized microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in yellow. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via AP)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone’s skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are ...
In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus, is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine — one that acts against the bugs’ saliva. Rather than separate ...
In a Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar reacts after watching the Dose of Reality video depicting a parent who can't wake her child who overdosed on an opioid. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

BY KYLE POTTER ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly ...
In a Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 photo, from the left; Tyler Witten, John Holbrook and Jason Stone stand on the steps of the Sanibel House in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

BY ADAM BEAM and CARLA K. JOHNSON CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even ...
This Sept. 11 2009 photo shows a packet of AndroGel testosterone in Hygiene, Colorado. (AP Photo/The Daily Times Call, Richard M. Hackett, File)

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims ...
In this photo taken Feb 9, 2017, Mike Schwarz, sole proprietor of Mike Schwarz Photography, poses for a photo in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage “Obamacare” offers protection from life’s unpredictable changes and ...
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