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AP Top Health News at 10:47 p.m. EDT

US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults....

GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered....

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right....





Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon....

Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage....

The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local):...

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him....

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) -- As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned....

A nursing home's high school teaches lessons on life
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a classroom, an old man glides in pushing a walker, and none of the young faces turn. In the cafeteria, a white-haired woman eats across from a teenager, to no one's surprise. And walking to the school bus, students pass wheelchairs and oxygen tanks as nonchalantly as if they were backpacks and notebooks....