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The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to repeal Obamacare

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" _ the latest sign the GOP's repeal effort may be back from the dead. More>>

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

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Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. More>>

City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed

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The city of Everett, Washington, is asking a federal judge to let it move forward with a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin. More>>

Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says pharmaceutical companies have agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. More>>

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

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Government data shows suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. More>>

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

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Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. More>>

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others. More>>

Will Senate bargainers' deal on children's health pass?

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Senate bargainers have reached agreement to extend financing for the children's health insurance program for five years, and approval of the deal would avert an end-of-month cash crunch for the popular initiative. More>>

Analysts see Trump threats to insurers boosting premiums

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Budget analysts expect average premiums for individual health insurance to grow 15 percent next year, largely because it's unclear if President Donald Trump will block subsidies to insurers. More>>

AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

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Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. More>>

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

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Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all, as draft guidelines offer women 30 and older a choice of testing. More>>

Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

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The longest follow-up study yet on menopausal hormone pills suggests they don't shorten older women's lives. More>>

Bernie Sanders' health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is declining to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders' universal coverage health care bill. More>>

Child heart patients treated for surgical infection

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At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital in New Orleans over the summer have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. More>>

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

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In the whirr of Hurricane Irma preparations, drug users in Miami's Overtown neighborhood stocked up on sterile water they'll use to mix their heroin and clean syringes they'll use to inject it. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Single-payer sounds best when it sounds free

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AP FACT CHECK: Sanders says Americans want single-payer health care; evidence of that is mixed. More>>

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

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Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain. More>>

2 US scientists awarded Balzan Prize for cancer research

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Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this year's Balzan Prizes recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements. More>>

Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court

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A dispute over whether to shut down Toledo's last abortion clinic is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court in a case both sides view as pivotal. More>>

Court: Apology expressing fault can't be used in lawsuits

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can't be used in a later lawsuit against the provider. More>>

Governors back bipartisan Senate bid to control health costs

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A group of Republican and Democratic governors is endorsing a bipartisan Senate effort to control health insurance costs. More>>

Miami shelters homeless against their will as Irma closes in Video included

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Officials in Miami have begun forcing homeless people into shelters ahead of powerful Hurricane Irma. At least 7 who refused have been sent to a psychiatric ward for their own good during the storm. More>>

Appalachian poor, left out of health debate, seek free care

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The sick and poor in Appalachia are flocking to free health clinics. More>>

Acclaimed UK production of 'Angels in America' heads to NY

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Britain's National Theatre says its acclaimed production of "Angels in America" is heading to Broadway. More>>

Prosecutors want Shkreli's bail revoked over Clinton posting

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Federal prosecutors have filed a court motion asking a judge to revoke Martin Shkreli's bail and throw him in jail because of recent threats the so-called 'Pharma Bro' allegedly made against Hillary Clinton. More>>

Judge opens door for lawsuit over girl declared brain dead

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A California judge has ruled that a teen girl declared brain dead more than three years ago after a tonsillectomy may still be technically alive. More>>

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

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Overwhelmed Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with violent injuries inflicted on Rohingya fleeing Myanmar. More>>

Cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria kills at least 23: UN

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Cholera outbreak in Nigeria kills at least 23, threatens thousands displaced by Boko Haram. More>>

Late-season wildfires choke US cities, towns with smoke Video included

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A wet winter and spring in the US West brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. More>>

Top New York court rules against physician-assisted suicide

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New York's ban on assisted suicide stands after the state's highest court rejected arguments from terminally ill patients who want the right to seek life-ending drugs from a doctor. More>>

Dutch judge orders government to do more on air pollution

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A Dutch judge has ordered the government to do more to rein in air pollution, in a victory for activists who filed an injunction seeking measures to ensure cleaner air. More>>

Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all

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Scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk. More>>

The Latest: Senator urges health compromise by both parties

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The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee says both parties must be willing to compromise to achieve a deal that would strengthening the country's individual health insurance markets. More>>

Flight attendant wins discrimination case against Aeroflot

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A Moscow court has ruled in favor of a flight attendant who claimed Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot took her off long-haul international flights because of her physical appearance. More>>

3 scientists, Planned Parenthood win Lasker medical prizes

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Three scientists and Planned Parenthood have won prestigious medical awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. More>>

EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

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A European Union official says 40 countries now have been affected by a Europe-wide contaminated egg scandal, including 24 EU members and 16 non-members. More>>

GOP, Dem senators calmly discuss bolstering Obama health law

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Senators are launching hearings aimed at finding a path to a bipartisan deal for shoring up the nation's individual insurance markets. More>>

Italy orders investigation after child dies of malaria

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Italy's health ministry has ordered an investigation into the death of a 4-year-old girl from malaria after checks determined she hadn't traveled to any country at risk for the disease. More>>

Kentucky abortion clinic's future at stake in federal trial

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Future of Kentucky's last abortion clinic is at stake as federal trial opens in lawsuit stemming from the state's attempts to revoke the facility's license. More>>

Science Says: Kate's morning sickness brutal, not dangerous

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Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince William and his the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child; the Duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, acute morning sickness. More>>

Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases

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Millions who buy health insurance without ACA help brace for sharp increases. More>>

Danger not over: Gas leaks, mold loom for Harvey evacuees

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Danger not over for Harvey evacuees: Mold, spoiled food, gas leaks and downed power lines pose hazard for those returning to flood-ravaged homes. More>>

Flu outbreak kills 7 residents in Australian aged care home

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An influenza outbreak has killed seven residents of a care home for the elderly in Australia and sickened 116 other residents and staff. More>>

Obstacles await as Congress resumes health care fight

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Slender Republican hopes to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law are just one health care issue awaiting Congress. More>>

Groups seek ban on high-dose opioids citing overdose danger

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Safety advocates, state health officials call on FDA to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths. More>>

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