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April 02, 2019 - 7:18 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells reporters that he and the president are back on the same page; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. Watch the latest video at
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Braden Scott gives a thumbs up as he pauses while practicing on the piano in Tomball, Texas on Friday, March 29, 2019. Braden was diagnosed with the mysterious syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2016 and was paralyzed almost completely. But since then he has recovered much of his muscle function. His parents believe a lot of it has to do with thousands of hours of physical therapy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 02, 2019 - 5:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A recent wave of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness among children has waned. But U.S. health officials are accelerating their efforts to find a cause and a treatment. In a medical journal article published Tuesday, some of the federal government's top infectious disease...
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March 29, 2019 - 6:27 pm
New Hampshire prosecutors say a traveling medical technician convicted of infecting patients with hepatitis C waited too long to ask a judge to vacate his sentence. David Kwiatkowski was sentenced in 2013 to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes...
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In this image made from video provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nina Martinez of Atlanta is wheeled into a Baltimore operating room to become who is thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant living donor with HIV, on Monday, March 25, 2019. Martinez, 35, donated a kidney to an HIV-positive stranger, saying she "wanted to make a difference in somebody else's life" and counter the stigma that too often still surrounds HIV infection. (Johns Hopkins Medicine via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a long-awaited milestone. Nina Martinez, a 35-year-old from Atlanta, traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate to an HIV-positive stranger. She says she wanted...
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March 27, 2019 - 9:46 pm
U.S. attorney William McSwain weighs in on the push for, and legality of, injection sites. Watch the latest video at
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March 26, 2019 - 11:44 am
A bill requiring health care providers to tell women that some medically-induced abortions can be reversed received first-round approval from the Kansas House of Representatives. The House passed the bill on voice vote Monday after nearly two hours of debate. The issue involves medical abortions,...
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This March 2019 image shows part of the health advice option in a 23andme genetic test. But Isaac Kohane, a biomedical researcher at Harvard, said research in the field is still limited and that there’s little evidence any small effects from genetic variations can be translated into meaningful dietary advice. (AP Photo)
March 25, 2019 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile. The suggestions come from 23andme, one of the companies offering to point you toward the optimal eating and exercise habits for your genetics...
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FILE - This Dec. 11, 2006 file photo shows a silicone gel breast implant in Irving, Texas. U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, March 25, 2019, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant makers, as well as from women who believe their ailments were caused by the implants. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)
March 24, 2019 - 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. Experts for the Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant makers at a two-day meeting that starts Monday. Women...
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March 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm
A modified version of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has cleared the House with bipartisan support. The House's 69-54 vote Thursday sends an expansion bill to the Senate. Its future there is uncertain. Republican legislative leaders oppose Medicaid expansion...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:38 pm
News study says daily pot smokers are 3 times more likely to have a psychotic episode; Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in. Watch the latest video at
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