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Trump’s health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump promised to improve health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts...

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and House Republicans on Monday asked a federal appeals court for an extension in a case...

Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of,...

Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON U.S. health agencies on Wednesday warned that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may give results lower than the actual level...

22 percent of Flint excavations have led to copper pipes

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — About 22 percent of excavations tied to Flint's lead-tainted water crisis have led to copper pipes that do not pose...

‘Fat and frail’ seniors benefit from right exercise combo

BY CARLA K. JOHNSON CHICAGO (AP) — Heavy seniors who want to lose pounds safely shouldn't skip the weight machines or the treadmill, new research...

Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a...

BY MARIA CHENG LONDON (AP) — Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as...

Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in...

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the...

More health insurance woes looming: blame Trump or Obama?

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who...

Missouri targets doctor dearth, expands first-in-nation law

BY DAVID A. LIEB JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Numerous additional doctors from around the U.S. could become eligible to treat patients in Missouri's underserved...

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2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons (380 liters) of oil in two separate incidents in North...

Cosby jury pool: 1/3 say they’ve formed opinion on his guilt

BY JOE MANDAK, MARYCLAIRE DALE and DAKE KANG PITTSBURGH (AP) — One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case Monday said...

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and...

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

BY JAY REEVES BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A global adventurer when he wasn't seeing patients in small-town Alabama, Dr. Roland Yearwood recently left his rural...