AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:18:57 -0400 Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:59:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/30/US--Hepatitis.Outbreak-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Hepatitis.Outbreak-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:756d BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue. Novartis wins US OK for biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:29:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/30/US--Novartis-Amgen-Biosimilar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Novartis-Amgen-Biosimilar c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:7736 U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first lower-cost version of Enbrel, a blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug from Amgen that is among the top-selling drugs in the world. 20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:51:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/30/US-Congress-EpiPens/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Congress-EpiPens c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:75b9 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device. Health commissioner: State acted properly on tainted water Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:48:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/30/US--Village.Water-Chemical/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Village.Water-Chemical c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:74ee HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The state followed federal guidelines in addressing industrial chemical contamination of a village's drinking water, but the Environmental Protection Agency gave "confusing, changing and inconsistent guidance," New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Tuesday. UN health revises advice for 3 infections transmitted by sex Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:41:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/30/EU--United.Nations-Sex.Infections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--United.Nations-Sex.Infections c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:749b GENEVA (AP) — The U.N health agency says three common infections transmitted by sex are increasingly resisting antibiotics, and is calling on doctors and patients to make sure the right drugs and doses are used. Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:52:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/US--Police-Mental.Health/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Police-Mental.Health c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:7196 WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. McConnell: Obamacare 'crashing;' next president must fix it Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:27:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/US--McConnell-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--McConnell-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:703d LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress. Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:20:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/US-Mylan-EpiPen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Mylan-EpiPen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6e5e The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues — and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly. Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:19:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/US--Campaign.2016-Clinton-Mental.Health/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Campaign.2016-Clinton-Mental.Health c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6e4b SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system. Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:14:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/US-Traffic-Fatalities/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Traffic-Fatalities c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:706f WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That's the largest single-year increase in a half century. Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:37:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/CB-Puerto-Rico-Zika-Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_CB-Puerto-Rico-Zika-Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:7017 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Pennsylvania drug company announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus. Egypt's parliament is to vote on tougher penalties for FGM Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:53:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/ML--Egypt-Female.Circumcision/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_ML--Egypt-Female.Circumcision c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6f44 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament is to vote on tougher penalties for female genital mutilation, after the Cabinet approved a bill to redefine it as a felony. Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:17:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/29/US--Health.Care.Woes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Care.Woes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6dd4 WASHINGTON (AP) — With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment. Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems? Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:26:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/28/US-Health-Overhaul-Woes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Woes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:61ad WASHINGTON (AP) — With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment. Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:41:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/28/AS--Singapore-Zika/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS--Singapore-Zika c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6175 SINGAPORE (AP) — More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday. After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:37:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/27/US-Irene-Mental-Health/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Irene-Mental-Health c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:5313 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise. Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:35:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/27/AS-China-Organ-Transplants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS-China-Organ-Transplants c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:4b33 BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner. Judge won't block California's strict child vaccination law Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:32:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/26/US--California.Vaccination.Law/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--California.Vaccination.Law c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:48d6 SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs. Federal judge won't immediately block California vaccination law for schoolchildren, one of strictest in US for eliminating exemptions based on religious, personal beliefs Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:08:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/26/US--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:48d7 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal judge won't immediately block California vaccination law for schoolchildren, one of strictest in US for eliminating exemptions based on religious, personal beliefs. Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:19:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/08/26/US-Heroin-Overdoses-Cincinnati/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Heroin-Overdoses-Cincinnati c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:458e CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths.