Thursday, March 30, 2017

Health

This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, displayed on a laptop computer screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BY TOM MURPHY As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The ...
In this photo provided by Clare Schexnyder, small business owner Clare Schexnyder, 49, poses with her daughter, Sofi, in their kitchen in Decatur, Ga., on Jan. 27, 2017. (Clare Schexnydervia AP)

BY MICHAEL WARREN and SUDHIN THANAWALA ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pauses as he speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after Republican leaders abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) —€” The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The rich and the ...
This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too ...
This undated photo provided by Shauna Etheredge shows her granddaughter, Londyn Raine Robinson Sack, in Terryville, Conn., shortly before Londyn died on Oct. 19, 2014, after ingesting an opioid that her mother obtained. (Shauna Etheredge via AP)

BY GRETCHEN EHLKE MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in support of the Republican health care bill during a TV interview in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic ...
This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, ...
In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Barry Cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston. A verdict has been reached Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the case. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

BY DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JEFF DONN Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing ...
This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

BY PHUONG LE SEATTLE (AP) — The maker of the pain medication OxyContin has asked a federal judge in Seattle to throw out a Washington city’s lawsuit that seeks to ...
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