Health

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., left, and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., arrive to vote on a bill to expand private care for military veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 23, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector...
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Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel. The agency on Wednesday said it wants manufacturers to stop selling products intended for babies and toddlers because the products contain a drug ingredient that can cause a rare but dangerous blood condition that interferes with normal breathing. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano)
May 23, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The State Department said an email notice Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:13 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as a "serious medical...
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May 23, 2018 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate vote on a bill to expand private care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 4:08 p.m. The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an alternative to the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, workers dig a new grave at a church cemetery in New Vienna, Iowa. Preliminary data released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose last year, and 2017 likely will mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy, according to preliminary data. Death rates rose for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, and three other leading causes of death, according to...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo President Donald Trump speaks during an event about prescription drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
May 23, 2018 - 3:06 pm
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official said Wednesday that the U.S. and global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the administration's top priorities for the World Health...
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In this May 22, 2018, photo, schoolchildren wash their hands to help contain the Ebola outbreak before entering a classroom in the north-western city of Mbandaka, in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in the city of more than 1 million. (Mark Naftalin/UNICEF via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 11:55 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic." As the number of suspected Ebola cases continued to...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dealing with a slate of toxic chemicals contaminating some drinking water systems around the country is a national priority, Pruitt said Tuesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 22, 2018 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Soaring numbers of water systems around the country are testing positive for a dangerous class of chemicals widely used in items that include non-stick pans and firefighting foam, regulators and scientists said Tuesday. The warnings, and promises by Environmental Protection Agency...
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In this photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018, a team from Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) dons protective clothing and equipment as they prepare to treat Ebola patients in an isolation ward of Mbandaka hospital in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced Tuesday, May 22, 2018 six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 6:13 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital...
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File - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Becerra on Monday, May 21, 2018, requested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge's ruling last week that the law was unconstitutionally approved by the state legislature. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday requested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge's ruling...
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