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McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate....

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years....




'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star....

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- "Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday....

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."...

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?...

The Latest: Medical groups find fault with Senate plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):...

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers
U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers....

Sri Lankan doctors strike to demand university's closure
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- State hospitals in Sri Lanka were paralyzed Friday as doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation....