AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:36 -0400 Outlook good as formerly conjoined twins leave NY hospital Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:48:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/25/US--Formerly.Conjoined.Twins/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Formerly.Conjoined.Twins c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3b61 VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Formerly conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic have left a New York hospital two months after surgery to separate them. No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for Trump Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:27:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US--Congress-Health.Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Health.Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3f67 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Mississippi lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:02:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US--Mississippi.Lawmaker_s.Dementia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Mississippi.Lawmaker_s.Dementia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3c79 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A colorful Mississippi state lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade drew a standing ovation from colleagues Friday after announcing from the House floor that he has dementia, vowing to live out his days with "the gusto of a hound dog." The Latest: McConnell disappointed about GOP health bill Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US-Congress-Health-Overhaul-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Congress-Health-Overhaul-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3ed5 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort in Congress to pass the Republican health care bill (all times local): Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:57:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US--Pill.Mill.Trial-Vegas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Pill.Mill.Trial-Vegas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3ced LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor faces up to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers. House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:42:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US--Congress-Health.Overhaul-Vote/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Health.Overhaul-Vote c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3d33 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. Inspector general to review pullback of HealthCare.gov ads Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:20:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/APFN-US--Trump-Health.Overhaul.Ads/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_APFN-US--Trump-Health.Overhaul.Ads c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3d82 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year's sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday. Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:15:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US--Disability.Rights-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Disability.Rights-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3d5d COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community- or home-based services. Mayo Clinic expansion set to receive $585M in public funds Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:06:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US-Mayo-Expansion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Mayo-Expansion c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3d5c ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Millions of dollars in state aid for the Mayo Clinic's expansion is expected to begin arriving in Rochester, Minnesota, this fall. Winners and losers in House Republican health plan Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:01:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US--Health.Overhaul-Winners-Losers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Winners-Losers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3e6c WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much. How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:56:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/US--Congress-Health.Overhaul-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Health.Overhaul-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3e29 WASHINGTON (AP) — The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care. White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:12:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/US--Congress-Health.Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Health.Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-44d5 WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. Last-minutes changes to the GOP health care bill Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:23:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/24/APFN-US--Health.Overhaul-Late.Changes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_APFN-US--Health.Overhaul-Late.Changes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4147 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have proposed last-minute changes to the health care bill, which they've offered in hopes of winning over wavering lawmakers. The House will vote on them when it considers the overall legislation, a debate scheduled for Friday. The Latest: White House tells House GOP, 'Let's vote' Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:01:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/US-Congress-Health-Overhaul-The-Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Congress-Health-Overhaul-The-Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4403 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): Kentucky's abortion law faces attacks in court Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:31:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/US--Abortion-Kentucky/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Abortion-Kentucky c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-41ef LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion, and then try to show fetal images to the pregnant women, came under withering attack Thursday in federal court. UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:32:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/EU-MED--Polio.Vaccination/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-MED--Polio.Vaccination c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4391 LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease. Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:46:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/ML--Egypt-Food.Poisoning/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_ML--Egypt-Food.Poisoning c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4468 CAIRO (AP) — An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program. Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/US--Opioids-Youngest.Victims/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Opioids-Youngest.Victims c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4580 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers. A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:38:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/US-Health-Overhaul-Tanning-Tax/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Tanning-Tax c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-44d6 As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons. Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:58:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/03/23/US--Congress-Health.Overhaul-Essential.Benefits/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Health.Overhaul-Essential.Benefits c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-44de WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment.