Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Health

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a blacklegged tick - also known as a deer tick.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early ...
This July 21, 2011, file photo, shows a building on the Express Scripts campus in Berkeley, Mo.

BY JIM SALTER ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of ...
This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths ...
In this July 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — People buying individual health care policies would face sharply higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump ...
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, left, stands next to Rep. Eric Bedingfield, whose son died last year of a drug overdose, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at his offices in Columbia, S.C.

BY MEG KINNARD COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with ...
In this Aug. 10, 2017, photo, Sara Hayden poses for a photo with some of her medications at home in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a “third rail” program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to ...
This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 photo shows the offices of the Montana Health Co-op in Helena, Montana.

BY BOBBY CAINA CALVAN HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s health care co-op, one of America’s few remaining alternatives to traditional health insurance, will resume accepting new enrollees Sunday after it ...
In this April 18, 2017, photo, Walter Wenger visits his severely disabled son, Steven, in a hospital in Kingston, N.Y, where he was moved after maggots were twice found in the area around his breathing tube while living in a state group home.

BY DAVID KLEPPER ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state’s care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press ...
In this Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., holds his first news conference since the Republican health care bill collapsed last week due to opposition within the GOP ranks, on Capitol Hill, in Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It’s time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it. ...
In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017 file photo, Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

BY MARIA CHENG LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced ...
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