AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:59:38 -0500 Philly mayor: $5.7M beverage tax haul doubles projections Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:55:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/23/US--Philadelphia.Soda.Tax/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Philadelphia.Soda.Tax c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1194 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's sweetened-beverage tax raised $5.7 million in January, more than double what city officials had projected. Professor has taken a selfie every day for the past 30 years Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:32:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/23/US--Father.of.the.Selfie/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Father.of.the.Selfie c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1300 BOSTON (AP) — Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades. Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:43:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/EU-MED--Romanian.Orphans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-MED--Romanian.Orphans c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1498 LONDON (AP) — Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study. FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:01:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/US-MED--Abortion.Pill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Abortion.Pill c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1532 NEW YORK (AP) — The so-called abortion pill — now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors' offices — should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group of doctors and public health experts urging an end to tough federal restrictions on the drug. Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:36:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/US--Anorexic.Patient-Force-Feeding/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Anorexic.Patient-Force-Feeding c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-16c5 MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request. Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:34:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/US--Abortion.Reversal-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Abortion.Reversal-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-18bf CHICAGO (AP) — Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal." Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:54:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/US-MED-Skin-Bacteria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Skin-Bacteria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15f6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection. Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:02:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/US--On.the.Money-Shopping.for.Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--On.the.Money-Shopping.for.Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-16c4 The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you. New trauma unit to help former Islamic State sex slaves Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:32:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/EU-Germany-Iraq-Yazidi-Trauma-ABRIDGED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-Germany-Iraq-Yazidi-Trauma-ABRIDGED c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-16fa DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape. 'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:55:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/US-Health-Overhaul-Addiction-Treatment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Addiction-Treatment c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1884 CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis. Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:57:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/22/US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1860 WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:30:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/EU-MED--Life.Expectancy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-MED--Life.Expectancy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1a64 LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts. State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:38:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/US--Opioids-Lawmakers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Opioids-Lawmakers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1aec ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:54:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Two.Americas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bac WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/US-Veterans-Affairs-Missing-Drugs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Veterans-Affairs-Missing-Drugs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d77 WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals. Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:54:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/US-MED--Testosterone.Treatment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Testosterone.Treatment c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1c43 CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements. McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' funding Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:33:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/US-XGR--Planned.Parenthood/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-XGR--Planned.Parenthood c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1b7d RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. Correction: Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:10:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/20/US-MED--Suicidal.Teens-Marriage.Laws/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Suicidal.Teens-Marriage.Laws c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1faf CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 20 about same-sex marriage laws and teen suicides, The Associated Press, relying on figures published in a JAMA Pediatrics study, reported erroneously the number of surveyed students who said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual. Johns Hopkins researcher Julia Raifman said Tuesday that the number was 26,252, not about 230,000. School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:10:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/US-Newtown-Shooting-Emotional-Learning/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Newtown-Shooting-Emotional-Learning c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1de7 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza. Mosquito saliva vaccine? NIH tests new way to fight illness Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:49:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/02/21/US-MED--Mosquito.Vaccine.Test/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Mosquito.Vaccine.Test c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bee WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine — one that acts against the bugs' saliva.