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Spain offers to host EU medicines agency after BrexitSpain offers to host EU's lucrative medicines oversight agency after Brexit
The Associated Press15 hours ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. winks during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on trackThe White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense stand-off over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of single-payer health care march to the Capitol Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, SB562 by Democratic state Sens. Ricardo Lara, of Bell Gardens, and Toni Atkins, of San Diego, that would guarantee health coverage with no out-of-pocket cost for all California residents, including people living in the country illegally is to be heard in the Senate Health Committee, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forwardCalifornia lawmakers have pushed forward with a proposal to remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurers and guaranteeing coverage for every resident
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private careDespite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled
The Associated Press1 day ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balkThe moribund Republican health care bill has received a jolt of life because the conservative House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a revised version of the measure
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 file photo, Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York. The test, called a spiral or helical CT scan, detects lung abnormalities as small as 5 millimeters, less than a fifth of an inch. In results published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment. Using experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to track genetic changes in early-stage cases over time, and to find some recurrences up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatmentResearchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment, they reported Wednesday
The Associated Press1 day ago
Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs salesThe Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2013, file photo, a sign for the Livestrong Foundation is seen at the charity's headquarters in Austin, Texas. The Livestrong cancer charity continued its fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal, but foundation officials insist a rebound has already started. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up nowThe Livestrong cancer charity saw another fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo provided by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, fetal physiologist Marcus G. Davey of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who helped design the artificial womb system. He is shown near giant tanks holding a liquid designed to simulate amniotic fluid. Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies, and animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. (Ed Cunicelli/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia via AP)
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs growScientists created an artificial womb enough like mom's to help tiny lambs grow for a month _ boosting hopes that it might one day help extremely premature babies
The Associated Press1 day ago
Azerbaijan former minister sentenced to 3 more yearsA former health minister of Azerbaijan who has been imprisoned since 2005 has been sentenced to seven more years behind bars
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. WHO said Monday, April 24, 2017, that the vaccine has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if used with existing measures. The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
Correction: Africa-Malaria Vaccine storyCorrection: Africa-Malaria Vaccine story
The Associated Press1 day ago
Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies.
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs growScientists created an artificial womb enough like mom's to help tiny lambs grow for a month _ boosting hopes that it might one day help extremely premature babies
The Associated Press2 days ago
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