AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:10:06 -0500 Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:06:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/02/US--Obama-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Obama-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7fd9 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the public to help save his health care law, which is in serious danger of being repealed under President-elect Donald Trump. Another Zika zone cleared as Art Basel opens in Miami Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:44:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/02/US--Zika-Florida/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Zika-Florida c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7f48 MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state's Department of Health has cleared Miami's Little River area of local Zika transmission. Supreme Court takes up hospital pension dispute Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:29:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/02/US-Supreme-Court-Religious-Hospitals-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Supreme-Court-Religious-Hospitals- c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7e91 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers. Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:15:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/02/US--Congress-Medicare/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Medicare c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7d7b WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare — and they are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans. More people sickened by community Thanksgiving meal surface Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:14:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/02/US--Thanksgiving.Dinner-Deaths/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Thanksgiving.Dinner-Deaths c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7ddb ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two more people have come forward to report they were sickened after eating a community Thanksgiving dinner in the San Francisco Bay Area. Air pollution becomes Israel-Palestinian wedge issue Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:07:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/02/ML--Israel-Palestinians-Coal.Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_ML--Israel-Palestinians-Coal.Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7c58 YABED, West Bank (AP) — For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about air pollution from Palestinian factories in the nearby West Bank. Now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting a group of the worst offending charcoal plants in one notorious town, Palestinians complain that hundreds were thrown out of work by their military occupiers. Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:53:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/01/US--AP.Interview-House.Chairman/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--AP.Interview-House.Chairman c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:78ba WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a key House committee pledged Thursday that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it. For one Egyptian with HIV, the stigma is too much to bear Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:07:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/01/ML--Egypt-Living.with.HIV/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_ML--Egypt-Living.with.HIV c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7764 CAIRO (AP) — In his bedroom, there's a drawer full of his medications — along with CDs of a popular Egyptian Muslim preacher. On the walls of the home are two paintings by his father. They've had a strained relationship. He opens an album and shows pictures of his mother. Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:20:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/01/US--Health.Overhaul-Poll/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Poll c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:75b4 WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll. Ohio pulls license of 1 of state's last few abortion clinics Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:17:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/01/US--Abortion.Access-Ohio/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Abortion.Access-Ohio c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:76b0 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state's few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana? Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:12:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/01/US--Weed.in.the.Workplace-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Weed.in.the.Workplace-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:74c6 BOSTON (AP) — Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. NYC court hears appeal against salt-warning fines Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:17:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/30/US--Sodium.on.Menus/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Sodium.on.Menus c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7165 NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court has heard arguments on New York City's first-of-its-kind rule that requires chain restaurants to use menu icons to warn patrons of salty foods. Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:42:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/30/US-MED--Food.Allergies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Food.Allergies c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:712a WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report is calling for a makeover of the labels used to warn consumers that a food might accidentally contain peanuts or other allergy-prone ingredients. Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:30:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/30/AF--South.Africa-HIV.Vaccine.Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--South.Africa-HIV.Vaccine.Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:6ff7 SOSHANGUVE, South Africa (AP) — The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection. GOP prepares for House vote on medical research bill Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:58:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/29/US--Congress-Drug.Approval/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Drug.Approval c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:68fc WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats put finishing touches Tuesday on a $6.3 billion medical research bill as GOP leaders prepared to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress by next week. The White House said it backs the measure, all but ensuring its approval. 9th Washington state polio-like case confirmed Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:12:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/30/WA--Polio-Like.Syndrome-Children/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_WA--Polio-Like.Syndrome-Children c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:6b77 SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials say a boy in Spokane County is the ninth person in Washington with a confirmed case of a rare syndrome that causes varying degrees of paralysis. Invasive strep outbreak claims lives of 4 Alaskans Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:24:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/29/US--Alaska-Deadly.Strep.Outbreak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Alaska-Deadly.Strep.Outbreak c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:6ad6 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four Alaskans have died this year in an outbreak of invasive strep bacteria that has mostly affected the homeless and Alaska Natives in the state's two largest cities, the state's epidemiologist said Tuesday. Q&A: A look at Texas' first homegrown case of Zika Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:17:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/29/US--Zika-Texas-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Zika-Texas-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:6aa8 DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are going door-to-door in the Texas neighborhood of a woman who is believed to be the first person to contract the Zika virus by getting bitten by a mosquito in that state. GOP could repeal, before replacing, Obamacare Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:12:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/29/US--Congress-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:6ad5 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law before coming up with a replacement, GOP leaders said Tuesday. Health nominee Price may find that changing HHS isn't easy Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:57:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/11/29/APFN-US--HHS-Issues-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_APFN-US--HHS-Issues-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:6a74 WASHINGTON (AP) — As an orthopedic surgeon, Tom Price is used to calling the shots in the operating room. If confirmed to run the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the doctor-turned-congressman from Georgia may find it a lot harder to exercise authority.