Health

October 22, 2017 - 1:21 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's president and the World Health Organization (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The decision by the World Health Organization's director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" has...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens to remarks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. McConnell said Sunday, Oct. 22, he’s willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he supports it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 22, 2017 - 1:06 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he supports it. A proposal by two senators — Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa. In a statement Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus announced he has decided to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread international criticism. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, FILE)
October 22, 2017 - 12:47 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe's government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health...
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October 22, 2017 - 12:00 am
McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post The Latest: Charity hails decision to revoke Mugabe honor Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus Women...
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October 21, 2017 - 4:08 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's leader as "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organization (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he first thought the appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa. The head of the U.N. health agency has decided Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread criticism. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus last week told a conference in Uruguay on non-communicable diseases that Mugabe had agreed to be a "goodwill ambassador" on the issue. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
October 21, 2017 - 2:12 pm
GENEVA (AP) — After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador." In a new tweet, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus said that "I'm listening. I hear...
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October 21, 2017 - 12:00 am
WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus Women say they were branded, traumatized by group's doctors Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends...
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., second from right, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 20, 2017 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader Chuck...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Women say they were branded and traumatized by doctors in a secretive New York group, and state officials say they'll review why authorities didn't act sooner on the women's reports. A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) said Friday officials also will examine...
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