Health

February 14, 2018 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy in the foreseeable future, squeezing public insurance programs and employers who provide coverage. Annual projections released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services...
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February 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's government says minors should be prohibited from using tanning salons because of the long-term risk that radiation from ultraviolet beds could cause skin cancer. The seven-member Federal Council took the position Wednesday as it invited public comment on a package of...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry's race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn'...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:11 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's government says minors should be prohibited from using tanning salons because of the long-term risk that radiation from ultraviolet beds could cause skin cancer. The seven-member Federal Council took the position Wednesday as it opened a consultation about measures aimed...
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Sarah Sherbert poses for a photo in Anderson, S.C., on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, holding photos of her children when they were infants. The two babies, born 15 months apart when she was overcoming opioid addiction, got two very different treatments at two different South Carolina hospitals. The different approaches highlight the fact that no one knows the best way to treat the opioid epidemic's youngest patients. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
February 14, 2018 - 10:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her...
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Iraq war veteran Jose Belen, who takes marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, poses in front of federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in New York. Belen is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging federal marijuana laws. He is set to appear in a New York courtroom on Wednesday for arguments in a lawsuit that claims classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug is irrational and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 14, 2018 - 12:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Army veteran Jose Belen (beh-LEHN') says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. And the drug that he says helped him deal with the symptoms was one Veterans Affairs doctors couldn't legally prescribe: marijuana. Now, Belen is one of five plaintiffs...
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Oregon Representatives debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew Selsky)
February 13, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the United States but raises serious funding questions. The House of Representatives' 35-25 endorsement of the bill sends it to the...
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Oregon Representatives debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew Selsky)
February 13, 2018 - 3:49 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. The House of Representatives' 35-25 endorsement of the bill sends it to the state Senate, whose approval would put it...
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Oregon Representatives debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew Selsky)
February 13, 2018 - 3:13 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature on Tuesday was considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. The House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on the bill and passage would send it to the...
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February 13, 2018 - 2:38 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. The House of Representatives votes on the bill Tuesday. A yes vote sends it to the Senate and approval would...
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