Health News

August 18, 2017 - 4:14 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system. The number of admitted patients represents a 42-percent increase over the same period last year along with seven more deaths...
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August 17, 2017 - 2:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A leading U.S. hospital pulled its annual fundraiser from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday, reversing course after initially resisting pressure from health professionals and others over the president's support for repealing the Affordable Care Act and cutting...
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August 17, 2017 - 10:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A leading U.S. hospital says it will pull an annual fundraiser from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after all. The Cleveland Clinic had initially resisted pressure from health professionals and others over the Republican president's support for repealing the Affordable Care...
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August 16, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will make this month's payments to insurers under the health-care law he wants to repeal and replace. Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the payments, which help reduce health insurance copays and deductibles. But a White House...
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FILE - This July 21, 2011, file photo shows a building on the Express Scripts campus in Berkeley, Mo. Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager, will limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users starting in September 2017 as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. The new program is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 16, 2017 - 2:40 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism...
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August 16, 2017 - 1:22 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism...
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August 16, 2017 - 1:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. A report found drug overdose deaths among U.S. teens inched up in 2015 after years of decline. The report was released on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
August 16, 2017 - 8:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year — fueled by abuse of prescription...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. A report found drug overdose deaths among U.S. teens inched up in 2015 after years of decline. The report was released on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
August 16, 2017 - 6:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year — fueled by abuse of prescription...
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August 15, 2017 - 11:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Yancy, the only child of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, has died. He was 39. Yancy was found dead Monday night at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles after authorities were contacted to make a welfare check. The Los Angeles...
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