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Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues. 2016-06-24T11:09:00-04:00 2016-06-24T15:09:47-04:00

Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patients

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn't happy with her insulin pump and finally switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health insurer is pushing her to go back. 2016-06-24T07:18:00-04:00 2016-06-24T11:18:05-04:00

Overdose deaths overwhelm medical examiner, coroner offices

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Soaring numbers of overdose deaths are adding to woes already plaguing medical examiner and coroner offices, resulting in a shortage of places to store bodies and long delays in autopsies and toxicology testing. 2016-06-23T12:20:00-04:00 2016-06-23T16:20:02-04:00

Obama threatens to veto GOP-backed bill on Zika virus aid

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Thursday promised that President Barack Obama would veto the long-delayed response of the Republican-controlled Congress to the president's request for fighting the Zika virus, saying it provided too little money and contained too many partisan provisions. 2016-06-23T12:39:00-04:00 2016-06-23T16:39:24-04:00

WHO plans urgent yellow fever vaccinations in Angola, Congo

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization is planning emergency vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Congo amid the worst yellow fever outbreak in decades that already is blamed for more than 400 deaths, health officials said Thursday. 2016-06-23T07:22:00-04:00 2016-06-23T11:22:24-04:00

Candidates avoid Medicare, Social Security finance woes

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential candidates. 2016-06-23T00:54:00-04:00 2016-06-23T04:54:30-04:00

Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. 2016-06-22T22:18:00-04:00 2016-06-23T02:18:40-04:00

Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients. 2016-06-22T15:27:00-04:00 2016-06-22T19:27:37-04:00

Temporary blindness tied to smartphone use in dark

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. 2016-06-22T13:55:00-04:00 2016-06-22T17:55:32-04:00

Abortion pill requests spike in Zika outbreak countries

AP Health News - 2 hours 47 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Online requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that ban abortions, an indication that women may be choosing to end pregnancies rather than risk birth defects stemming from a Zika virus outbreak. 2016-06-22T13:10:00-04:00 2016-06-22T17:10:35-04:00
 

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