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Harper hand X-rays negative, Phils star still gets day off

Sep. 7, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper is being held out of the lineup a night after taking a pitch off his right hand. X-rays were negative and manager Gabe Kapler was confident there were no fractures in the hand after Harper was hit by a fastball from Mets starter Steven Matz. Kapler...

Pennsylvania officials seek to abate lead poisoning dangers

Aug. 29, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials are hoping to lower the risk of lead poisoning through mandated blood testing for children and other measures. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing legislation to require testing that meets federal guidelines, and is rolling out other strategies to address the...

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Aug. 24, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for cancer over...

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

Aug. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. At issue are genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. When they're mutated, the body can't repair damaged DNA as...

Wisconsin Republicans pushing broader birth control access

Aug. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin found themselves in the unusual position Wednesday of breaking with anti-abortion groups and advocating for a bill that broadens birth control access, an area where Democrats typically lead. Republicans could undermine a key Democratic campaign issue...

Police: Woman says she lied in video about spreading HIV

Aug. 7, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman told police she lied about being HIV-positive in a viral Facebook Live rant in which she claimed to have intentionally infected others. Americus Police Maj. Herman Lamar told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Brandi Yakeima Lasiter met with detectives and showed...

Texas firm accused of Medicare fraud files for bankruptcy

Jul. 31, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A blood-testing company filed for bankruptcy and says it's cutting jobs because Medicare payments have been withheld over allegations of fraud. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports True Health Diagnostics LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week and notified officials of...

CARB-X partnership pushes development of new antibiotics

Jul. 28, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For decades, bacteria have been figuring out ways to outsmart the antibiotics that once easily killed them. Partly due to overuse, the bugs' ability to resist antibiotics is rising, as are the cost and time to treat patients. Meanwhile, fewer drugmakers are developing new antibiotics,...

Federal lawsuit: $25M fraud at Tennessee senator's clinic

Jul. 22, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee senator and other officials at a now-shuttered pain clinic company are facing a federal lawsuit that claims they defrauded Medicare and Medicaid of more than $25 million. The complaint filed Monday in Nashville by federal and state authorities alleges that Comprehensive...