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AP Top Health News at 3:32 a.m. EDT

Lab-made "mini organs" helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis
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UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best, horseback riding....

AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Officials: Do not eat fish caught in Shenango River
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State officials are warning people not to eat fish caught in a stretch of a western Pennsylvania river after tests found extremely high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical....





Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....

Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate health committee will hold two hearings early next month on how the nation's individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized, as party leaders grasp for a fresh path following the collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace much of former President Barack Obama's health care law....

APNewsBreak: Utah to obey order for DEA drug database search
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant, despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy....

Romania: Protest slams decree on jobs for disabled people
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- People with disabilities have protested outside Romania's labor ministry against a measure they say could leave them jobless....

Critics: Remove statue of doctor who experimented on slaves
NEW YORK (AP) -- Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth....

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't make things worse....

Chile families fight for acceptance of transgender children
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Monica Flores was returning from a holiday abroad when Chilean police stopped her for questions at the airport. They were bothered that their records didn't match: She had left the country with a son and returned with a daughter....