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This image provided by Novartis shows Rydapt. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Rydapt for treating adults newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia who have a genetic mutation called FLT3. Patients would take it along with chemotherapy. The drug, known chemically as midostaurin, is the first new medicine for acute myeloid leukemia in 25 years, according to the company.  (Novartis via AP)
FDA approves 1st targeted drug for certain leukemia patientsU.S. regulators have approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to talk about the failed health care bill. From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation’s fate are echoing those concerns.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOPDoctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Documents: Lead paint found in Indiana emergency housingDocuments show lead paint was discovered outside nearly half of the units intended for families leaving an Indiana public-housing complex because of lead contamination
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE -In this July 21, 2016 file photo, residents of the Kisenso district of Kinshasa, receive yellow fever vaccines.  The United States is facing a looming shortage of a yellow fever vaccine for travelers, potentially affecting hundreds of thousands who journey to countries where the deadly disease spreads. Doses of the one vaccine licensed in the U.S. will run out as early as next month, U.S. health officials said Friday, April 28, 2017. They said they are making arrangements to bring in another vaccine, licensed in Europe, on a limited basis.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelersUS facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers to South America, Africa
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this July 1, 2010 file photo, Dr. Charmaine Yoest testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing Yoest, the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Health and Human Services Department.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHSCharmaine Yoest, former president of a leading anti-abortion organization, is appointed to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, items on the breakfast menu, including the calories, are posted at a McDonald's restaurant in New York. Facing a May 5, 2017 compliance deadline set by the Food and Drug Administration last year, some restaurants and other establishments are eyeing a massive spending bill that Congress will have to pass in the next week to keep the government open and hope to either delay the menu labeling rules again or include legislation in the larger bill that would revise the law and make it easier for some businesses to comply. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie countsConsumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait _ again
The Associated Press14 hours ago
11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out; all had attended family funeral
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, former breast surgeon Ian Paterson arrives at Nottingham Crown Court in Nottingham, England. A jury in central England has found a prominent breast surgeon guilty of carrying out unnecessary operations. The Nottingham Crown Court jury found Ian Paterson guilty on Friday, April 28 of 17 counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and three counts of unlawful wounding. Prosecutors say the 59-year-old doctor lied to patients or exaggerated their risk of cancer to persuade them to have surgery. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP, file)
UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeriesA jury in central England has found a prominent breast cancer surgeon guilty of carrying out unnecessary operations
The Associated Press16 hours ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, flanked by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves the podium during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Short of support, House won't vote on health bill this weekA House GOP leader says the House won't vote on Republican legislation scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law until at least next week
The Associated Press1 day ago
Spain offers to host EU medicines agency after BrexitSpain offers to host EU's lucrative medicines oversight agency after Brexit
The Associated Press1 day 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days ago
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