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Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday....

Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later

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TOKYO (AP) -- Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients....




Scientists develop robotic hand for people with quadriplegia
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup....

Many smartphone health apps don't flag danger, says review
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger....

Appeals court agrees to delay GOP lawsuit over health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has agreed to delay consideration of a lawsuit from Republican lawmakers over the Obama health care law. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace the law....

Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push
NEW YORK (AP) -- Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency....

Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill heads to governor's desk
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor's desk....

UN says dairy a potential ally in Asia nutrition challenges
BANGKOK (AP) -- An apple a day kept the doctor away - but now in Asia, a cup of milk might do the trick....