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Scientists 'Enormously Excited' About Cancer Blood TestScientists are "very, very excited" about what they see as a positive "first step" in developing a blood test that could detect a variety of cancers, the Washington Post reports. In a study published in the journal Science , researchers used the CancerSEEK test, which looks for cancer-tied proteins and DNA,...
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In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition highlighting five years of progress under Xi's leadership in Beijing. The birthrate in China fell in 2017 despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child familiesThe birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reinforcing its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration creates a federal office to protect medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures because of their moral or religious beliefs.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctorsOn eve of annual anti-abortion march, Trump administration announces new HHS office to protect conscience rights of doctors
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. According to a report released Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, scientists have made progress on a "liquid biopsy" test that can detect many types of cancer at an early stage from bits of DNA and other substances in blood. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising resultsScientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage
The Associated Press1 day ago
Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon speaks from a prepared statement during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Baltimore. The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks asserts she was denied care by medical professionals and left to die on the street. Cheryl Chandler says was only made aware of her 22-year-old daughter’s predicament on the night of Jan. 9 when she happened upon a viral video shot by a passerby.(Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gownMother of mentally ill woman says her daughter, 22, was denied her lawful right to medical care when she was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, a nurse administers an injection at a Pennsylvania hospital. In an initiative announced Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high drug prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugsHospital groups address drug shortages and high prices by creating company to make cheaper generic drugs
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Organizers say Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address the 2018 March for Life gathering, speaking live from the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilizeActivists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force
The Associated Press1 day ago
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health listens to a question during an AP Newsmaker interview in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Fauci says the National Institutes of Health is in a "scramble" to prepare for a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdownNIH's Fauci says agency in scramble to save research as government shutdown looms
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency in October 2017, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisisGovernors are calling on President Trump and Congress to do more to fight an opioid epidemic that's killing 90 Americans a day
The Associated Press1 day ago
Graphic shows timeline of pandemic flu and explains viral transmission; 3c x 5 1/2 inches; 146 mm x 139 mm;
Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemicScientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks to members of the media at the Senate Subway as he arrives for a vote at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirementsSenate Democrats question legality of Trump administration policy that allows work requirements for Medicaid recipients
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: HHS to Offer 'Conscience Protections' for Medical StaffA planned Health and Human Services initiative would offer "conscience protections" for medical workers, and women's and LGBT rights advocates are teaming up with doctors' groups to push back against it before it's even announced. It appears a new civil rights division within the HHS would offer protections for doctors,...
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