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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

1 hour 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. 2015-05-23T03:25:00-04:00 2015-05-23T07:25:48-04:00

German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

1 hour 29 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday. 2015-05-23T02:14:00-04:00 2015-05-23T06:14:31-04:00

Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care

1 hour 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday. 2015-05-22T14:20:00-04:00 2015-05-22T18:20:01-04:00

Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis

1 hour 29 min ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said. 2015-05-22T08:37:00-04:00 2015-05-22T12:37:16-04:00

Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

1 hour 29 min ago
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds — or, at least, hoped to. 2015-05-22T11:21:00-04:00 2015-05-22T15:21:53-04:00

Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

1 hour 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. 2015-05-22T09:30:00-04:00 2015-05-22T13:30:11-04:00

53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

1 hour 29 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. 2015-05-21T17:35:00-04:00 2015-05-21T21:35:40-04:00

Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South

1 hour 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South. 2015-05-21T11:25:00-04:00 2015-05-21T15:25:58-04:00

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

1 hour 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. 2015-05-21T14:10:00-04:00 2015-05-21T18:10:54-04:00

Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

1 hour 29 min ago
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds. 2015-05-20T13:57:00-04:00 2015-05-20T17:57:51-04:00

Report: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

3 hours 29 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets. 2015-05-23T00:24:00-04:00 2015-05-23T04:24:24-04:00

Koch, Kravis donate total of $250M for hospitals, research

3 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Industrialist David H. Koch (kohk) and financier Henry R. Kravis have made separate donations totaling $250 million for hospitals and medical research in New York City. 2015-05-20T05:36:00-04:00 2015-05-20T09:36:29-04:00

Obama tells people of Israel: America has your back

5 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. 2015-05-22T11:20:00-04:00 2015-05-22T15:20:13-04:00

Senate tweaks health law to boost specialized care

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill further expanding a law giving veterans easier access to federally paid medical care from private doctors. 2015-05-22T13:30:00-04:00 2015-05-22T17:30:29-04:00

FDA proposes to know more about antibiotic use in animals

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases. 2015-05-19T07:30:00-04:00 2015-05-19T11:30:27-04:00

Obama tells people of Israel: 'America has its back'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. 2015-05-22T08:45:00-04:00 2015-05-22T12:45:20-04:00

Guinea families transport bodies on public buses

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:10am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said. 2015-05-22T06:03:00-04:00 2015-05-22T10:03:13-04:00

Obama to address anti-Semitism at Jewish congregation

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is addressing one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families. 2015-05-21T23:22:00-04:00 2015-05-22T03:22:42-04:00

ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:10am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia, sickening more than 600 people and triggering a massive recall eight years ago. 2015-05-20T11:49:00-04:00 2015-05-20T15:49:56-04:00

Expert panel criticizes medical care at Illinois prisons

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:10am
CHICAGO (AP) — A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing extended treatment delays, haphazard follow-up care, chaotic record keeping and a litany of other problems. 2015-05-20T13:37:00-04:00 2015-05-20T17:37:10-04:00

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