Thursday, April 27, 2017

Health

In this Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, the National Institutes of Health Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center where patients with Ebola in Bethesda, Maryland. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

BY MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama’s decision to bring patients with Ebola to the United States for treatment in 2014. Now that Trump ...
In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, a CVS drugstore and pharmacy in Philadelphia. Three years after a wait-time scandal, the Veterans Affairs Department is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing timely urgent care. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BY HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS “MinuteClinics” to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program ...
Screen grab image taken from recent undated video issued Tuesday April 18, 2017 by the Heads Together campaign of Lady Gaga speaking to the Duke of Cambridge via FaceTime. (Heads Together campaign via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Prince William has brought Lady Gaga onboard in his efforts to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the stigma associated with ...
Heidi Wyandt, 27, holds a handful of her medication bottles at the Altoona Center for Clinical Research in Altoona, Pa., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, where she is helping test an experimental non-opioid pain medication for chronic back pain related to a work related injury she received in 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Post)

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even ...
This image provided by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration shows Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets. Late Thursday, April 13, 2017, the FDA said that two versions of Hyland’s teething tablets are being recalled nationwide due to inconsistent levels of toxic belladonna, which makes them “a serious health hazard” to young children. (Courtesy of U.S. Food & Drug Administration via AP)

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON The maker of Hyland’s teething tablets has issued a recall for any remaining packages at the urging of U.S. regulators, who say the medicine has inconsistent ...
In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

BY TOM MURPHY A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump’s administration has finished a plan designed ...
This Thursday, June 30, 2011, file photo shows a sign in front of the Eli Lilly and Company corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON Eli Lilly said U.S. regulators have rejected its much-anticipated pill for the immune disorder rheumatoid arthritis, the drugmaker’s second drug development setback since November. The Food ...
In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, H. Kenneth Woods, chef and owner of Sylvia's restaurant, cooks southern fried chicken using a soy bean oil that doesn't contain trans fats in New York's Harlem neighborhood. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study ...
In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TOM MURPHY WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an ...
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, walks to speak with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017, after President Donald Trump signed signed H.J. Res. 43, which allows states to withhold federal funds from facilities that provide abortion services (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — Further chipping away at his predecessor’s legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood ...
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