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Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the measure. But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear....

Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs....

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment
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BOSTON (AP) -- Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages....





Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work....

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public....

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by replacing insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone....

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers....

White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills....

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer....

'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey....