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Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

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The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand. More>>

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States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

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California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded. More>>

Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

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Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation. More>>

Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

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Nurses seeking higher wages at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. More>>

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

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US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack. More>>

US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine. More>>

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

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Office space sharing company WeWork says it will no longer serve red or white meat at company events and also won't allow employees to charge meat to the company. More>>

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

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FDA wants to make it easier for some prescription drugs to be sold over the counter. More>>

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom Video included

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New remedies for sleep apnea are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night's rest. More>>

FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumers

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FDA warns of fake letters sent to consumers who tried to buy drugs online or by phone; may be part of a scam to get money. More>>

Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment

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Oklahoma's Medicaid program is the nation's first to be approved to experiment with a new way of paying for prescription drugs that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective drugs. More>>

FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

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US Food and Drug Administration forming task force to find ways to prevent medication shortages. More>>

Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

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An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers

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A report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer's $1.2 million consulting deal with the company. More>>

Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

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The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry admits it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market. More>>

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

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Officials in conservative states such as Oklahoma are balking at voter-approved efforts to legalize medical marijuana. More>>

Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

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President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative majority could weaken or overturn the nationwide right to abortion. More>>

Medicare proposes to pay docs for analyzing texted photos

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Medicare says it wants to pay doctors for analyzing texted images and for video chats with patients. More>>

Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

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New research suggests that high blood pressure late in life might harm the brain. More>>

Trump says drug maker Pfizer 'rolling back price hikes'

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Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is "rolling back price hikes, so American patients don't pay more.". More>>

Illinois, Iowa officials look into rise in parasitic illness

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Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness. More>>

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

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A U.S. judge in San Francisco says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer, but experts can still make that claim at trial. More>>

Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

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The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care about pain and suffering. More>>

Nevada execution delayed indefinitely after ruling on drug

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A Nevada judge has effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. More>>

News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

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Two news organizations are making their case that federal data showing the distribution of prescription opioids should be made public. More>>

Settlement in Colgate-Palmolive baby powder lawsuit

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A settlement has been reached between Colgate-Palmolive and a Southern California man who claimed in a lawsuit that he developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. More>>

Oklahoma fast-tracking medical marijuana, but with pushback

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Oklahoma pushes ahead on medical marijuana after voters in the traditionally conservative state approved one of least restrictive laws in the U.S. More>>

Trump administration slashes 'Obamacare' sign-up assistance

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Trump administration announces steep cuts to 'Obamcare' sign-up helpers called 'navigators'. More>>

UK police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

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Police are scouring sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwestern England in search of a container thought to contain traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok. More>>

Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

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A drug company has sued Nevada over plans to use its product in a lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. More>>

Mother of girl declared dead twice slams doctors at funeral

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Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners have filed into a Northern California church for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death. More>>

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

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Trump administration says it's freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses. More>>

GOP governor cuts health care to take anti-abortion stand

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is removing $16 million from the state budget that he says goes to Planned Parenthood. More>>

German pharmacist gets 12 years for diluting cancer drugs

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A court in western Germany has sentenced a pharmacist to 12 years in prison for diluting cancer drugs on a massive scale in order to finance his luxury lifestyle. More>>

Trump says US had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. opposed a resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits on the promotion of products like infant formula. More>>

Indiana sees increase in abortions for first time since 2009

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A state report shows that the number of abortions performed in Indiana increased last year for the first time since 2009. More>>

Health network denies liability in fertility clinic lawsuits

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A health care network responding to lawsuits says it wasn't liable for a storage tank malfunction that destroyed more than 4,000 eggs and embryos at its fertility clinic near Cleveland. More>>

Buddhist meditation may calm team trapped in Thai cave

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The soccer coach stranded with 12 boys in a flooded Thai cave spent a decade as a Buddhist monk, honing a meditation skill that may serve him well during their ordeal. More>>

Judge's ruling slows plans for Medicaid work requirement

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Federal judge slows Trump drive to wean poor from government benefits by making them work. More>>

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

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New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life. More>>

Illegal pot shops disrupt California's budding legal market

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Marijuana is legal in California, but the illegal market still thrives, undercutting those playing by the rules and siphoning off tax dollars. More>>

Measles spreads in Brazil after cases come from Venezuela

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An outbreak of measles is growing in Brazil after cases were imported from neighboring Venezuela. More>>

Mother: Caring for girl amid brain-death debate 'worth it'

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The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death says she doesn't regret moving from California to New Jersey so her daughter could receive care after being declared dead. More>>

Contaminated heroin putting users at risk in Los Angeles

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Authorities say black tar heroin in Los Angeles may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause death, putting injection drug users at greatest risk. More>>

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. More>>

Research warns Indonesia gay bashing is fueling HIV epidemic

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Researchers say an epidemic of HIV among gay men in Indonesia is being fueled by a gay hate climate. More>>

UK's National Health Service making post-Brexit plans

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Britain's National Health Service is making plans to ensure that medical supplies will be available if Britain leaves the European Union next March without a deal. More>>

Britain's health service to reduce 'unnecessary' treatments

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Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on treatments including breast reductions and operations to stop people snoring as part of plans to save money and reduce "unnecessary or risky procedures.". More>>

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal

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Tainted canal water appears to be the source of national food poisoning outbreak tied to romaine lettuce. More>>

FDA OKs first drug made to reduce excessive sweating

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment developed to reduce excessive sweating, Dermira's Qbrexza. More>>

Pot businesses urge California to delay strict testing rules

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Nearly 150 marijuana businesses in California are warning they could face steep losses unless the state extends a July 1 deadline imposing strict standards for pot testing and packaging. More>>

Kentucky cuts vision, dental care for up to 460,000 people

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Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says dental and vision coverage is being cut for nearly a half-million Kentuckians as a result of a ruling rejecting the state's Medicaid overhaul plan. More>>

Vaccination critic placed on probation by medical board

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A Southern California pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations has been placed on probation for 35 months. More>>

Health official who urged abstinence says views have changed

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Once known for mainly advocating abstinence, new CDC director says he now embraces condoms and other measures to stop disease. More>>

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