Health

January 26, 2018 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, says she is stepping down as president. Under Richards' leadership, the organization gained in membership and donor support but found itself in constant conflict with social conservatives for its role as the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, a banner explaining how the yellow fever is transmitted hangs at the entrance of a park in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The World Health Organization says 11 human cases have been confirmed through last week and hundreds more found in monkeys. Sao Paulo closed its zoo and botanical gardens Tuesday, Jan. 23, as a yellow fever outbreak that has led to 70 deaths is picking up steam. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
January 26, 2018 - 8:52 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is vaccinating more than 20 million people against yellow fever to control a budding outbreak. The World Health Organization says that the campaign that began Thursday is the largest ever using reduced doses that provide short-term coverage but cover more people with the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, a University of Washington student discards a cigarette into a container at a designated smoking locations on the campus in Seattle. Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada have pledged to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. Deans of public health schools at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and a dozen other schools said Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, that the group is too closely tied to an industry that sells harmful products. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the Philip Morris tobacco company,...
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January 25, 2018 - 2:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines. Italy's measles epidemic, which killed four people last year, has already caught the attention of...
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January 25, 2018 - 12:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada are pledging not to accept research money from a new anti-smoking group backed by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the Philip Morris Tobacco company...
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Las Vegas mass shooting victim Jovanna Calzadillas, right, reads from a prepared statement with husband Frank Calzadillas, left, during a news conference prior to her release from the Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Phoenix. The Mesa, Ariz., resident, and young mother of two children, was shot in the head during the nation's deadliest mass shooting on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 24, 2018 - 10:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three months after she was shot in the head in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and put on life support, an Arizona woman is smiling and talking, demonstrating a recovery that doctors at a Phoenix hospital are calling miraculous. Jovanna Calzadillas will...
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January 24, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho State Insurance Director Dean Cameron speaks to reporters about a health insurance executive order at the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho. Idaho officials are revealing details of a plan that will allow health insurance companies to ditch some federal coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act, yet even Idaho's top insurance regulators aren't sure it's legal. Cameron says the move is necessary to make cheaper plans available to more people, but some experts say the state is likely to lose in court. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
January 24, 2018 - 6:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It's believed to be the first state to take formal steps without prior federal approval...
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In this undated photo provided by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, cloned monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua sit together with a fabric toy. For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, potentially bringing scientists closer to being able to do that with humans. (Sun Qiang and Poo Muming/Chinese Academy of Sciences via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of...
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In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, Alex Azar, President Donald Trump's nominee to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, arrives to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Azar as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 24, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's second health secretary won Senate approval Wednesday, clearing the way for Alex Azar to take over a sprawling department shaken by his predecessor's early exit. The GOP-majority Senate voted 55-43, largely along party lines, to confirm the former drug...
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