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The moribund Republican health care bill has received a jolt of life because the conservative House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a revised version of the measure
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life Wednesday 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....

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment, they reported Wednesday
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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....

Scientists created an artificial womb enough like mom's to help tiny lambs grow for a month _ boosting hopes that it might one day help extremely premature babies
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....





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
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....

California lawmakers have pushed forward with a proposal to remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurers and guaranteeing coverage for every resident
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....

Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector....

For teenagers in treatment for addiction, returning to school means resisting offers to get high with old friends
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....

The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense stand-off over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline....

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer
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 is new menace in US hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey....

 

 

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