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Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conferenceCholera suspected as 'several' people sickened at Kenya medical conference, early tests show
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Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreakProsecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses reporters during a news conference in Juneau, Alaska. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. The expansion of the state-federal program has allowed 11 million lower-income Americans to gain health coverage. Walker, a Republican-turned-independent, said in a statement Thursday that he is still reviewing the Senate plan, but had some worries about how it might affect his vast and sparsely populated state, where health care costs are high. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health billGovernors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate
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Sri Lankan doctors strike to demand university's closureA strike by Sri Lankan doctors has paralyzed government hospitals, though doctors continued to treat critical and emergency cases
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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., third from left, accompanied by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., second from left, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., right, and healthcare leaders, discuss the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboardSenate Republicans have launched their plan for peeling back former President Barack Obama's health care law
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks amid a crush of reporters after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. She is one of four GOP senators to say they are opposed to it as written which could put the measure in immediate jeopardy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'Comparing the Senate health care bill to its House counterpart and 'Obamacare'
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Seats glow in sunlight at Dodger Stadium, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Los Angeles. The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers toiling in temperatures that reached 120 degrees in some desert cities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scaldThe main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S.
The Associated Press17 hours ago
This photo provided by Genentech, the Roche Group's biologic drug unit, shows vials of Rituxan Hycela. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved Rituxan Hycela, a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. (Genentech via AP)
FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancersU.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa (81) celebrate his game winning goal as Duncan Keith (2) watches during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, in Chicago. Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder, the team announced the news early Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Blackhawks' Hossa to miss next season with skin disorderChicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Capitol Police prepare to remove a man from a sit-in of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office, as he and others protest proposed caps to Medicaid Thursday, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protestersU.S. Capitol Police are arresting dozens of people who are protesting cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old ageNo proven ways to stave off dementia but new report urges research into some steps that might help bolster brain health in old age
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File--In this April 14, 2014 photo, Hamamatou Harouna, 10, crawls to the restroom on the grounds of the Catholic Church where she and hundreds of others found refuge in Carnot, Central African Republic. Human Rights Watch says people with disabilities in Central African Republic are at high risk during attacks and forced displacement, facing neglect in an ongoing humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
People with disabilities at risk in Central African RepublicPeople with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic amid fighting: Rights group
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