Health

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. An internal EPA watchdog is reviewing whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins issued notice Thursday of the audit, which will scrutinize the agency’s response following several high-profile accidents and spills following the historic storm, including the explosions and fire at the an Arkema Inc. chemical plant outside Houston. (KTRK via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it will review whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Health and Human Services says 96 organizations will get funding under the federal family planning program this year. Twelve will be new. They include community health centers, state agencies and Planned Parenthood affiliates. The release of the list Thursday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., asks a question during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller, considered the most vulnerable GOP senator seeking another term this year, opposed measures to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature law before backing other versions that failed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed...
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Tokyo Medical University is seen Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Tokyo. A Tokyo medical school is investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families. (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 6:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo medical university faced a new allegation after a newspaper report Thursday that the school has allegedly discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Yomiuri newspaper said that Tokyo...
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This Jan. 22, 2018, photo shows the Dunkin' Donuts log on a shop in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts announced an updated menu on Friday, July 27, which is featuring the company's first gluten-free product - a fudge brownie. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 01, 2018 - 8:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A larger portion of America's population can say they run on Dunkin's. Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts recently updated its menu with the company's first nationwide gluten-free product — a fudge brownie. The individually wrapped snack is among several new ones, including Donut...
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August 01, 2018 - 5:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted by a federal jury for attacking the computer network of a world-renowned hospital. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Martin Gottesfeld was convicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts related to attempting to damage and damaging...
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August 01, 2018 - 11:07 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says at least four new cases of Ebola have emerged in the country's east, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over. The ministry says there is no indication the two epidemics separated by more than 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles...
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The HealthCare.gov website main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey “Obamacare” for consumers struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited. It’s not certain if that’s going to translate into broad consumer appeal among people who need an individual policy. (HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 7:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. But the policies don't have to cover existing medical conditions and offer limited benefits. It...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, file photo, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Elk Grove, speaks to fellow lawmakers in Sacramento, Calif. Two California residents are suing Pan for blocking them from his social media accounts, alleging that barring them from his Twitter account violates their First Amendment free speech rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 31, 2018 - 12:58 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California residents are suing a state senator for blocking them from a social media account in a case similar to a successful lawsuit that barred President Trump from blocking critics on his Twitter account. Suzanne Rummel and Marlene Burkitt sued Democratic Sen...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, Public Trustee Charles Blahous speaks as then-Treasury Secretary and Managing Trustee Jacob Lew, left, and then-Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, right, listen during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. A new study says ‘Medicare for all’ would raise government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years. “Enacting something like ‘Medicare for all’ would be a transformative change in the size of the federal government,” said Charles Blahous, the study’s author. Blahous was a senior economic adviser to former Republican President George W. Bush and a public trustee of Social Security and Medicare during the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 30, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says "Medicare for all" would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years. Historic tax increases would be needed. The study from a libertarian policy institute at George Mason University in Virginia, the Mercatus Center, looked at Sen...
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