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Xonjenese Jacobs, right, helps Kristen Niemi sign up for the Affordable Care Act during a healthcare expo at the University of South Florida Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 26, 2017 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday night it is pulling back advertising to promote HealthCare.gov as open enrollment draws to a close for this year. The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that the government has pulled back about $5 million in ads as part...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The canceled federal conference on climate change and health problem is back on but apparently minus the federal government. Former Vice President Al Gore, the University of Washington, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the American Public Health Association are resurrecting a climate change and health conference set for next month that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had planned then canceled in December. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 26, 2017 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conference on climate change and health is back on but apparently minus the U.S. government. Several organizers including former Vice President Al Gore have resurrected the meeting set for next month in Atlanta. The government's top public health agency had planned the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, a homeless man drinks water while sitting on the beach at Ala Moana Beach Park located near Waikiki in Honolulu. A Hawaii lawmaker wants to classify homelessness as a medical condition so that people could use Medicaid money for rent payments. As a doctor, Sen. Josh Green argues that he's constantly treating homeless people in the emergency room where he works. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 26, 2017 - 4:18 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants...
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January 26, 2017 - 3:40 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants to...
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President Donald Trump shows off a signed executive order to reinstitute a policy barring any recipient of U.S. assistance from performing or promoting abortions abroad with money they receive from non-U.S. sources, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 25, 2017 - 3:45 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is joining the Netherlands in backing the creation of an international fund to finance access to birth control, abortion and sex education for women in developing countries in an attempt to make up for U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding. Alexander De Croo,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2008 file photo, a person is vaccinated against yellow fever at a public hospital in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil’s Health Ministry has ordered millions of doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000, the ministry said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
January 25, 2017 - 3:37 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000, officials said Wednesday. So far during the summer rainy season, 70 cases, including 40 deaths,...
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January 25, 2017 - 12:02 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has narrowed down the list of candidates to be its next leader to three: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister, Dr. David Nabarro, a British doctor who has worked for decades in the U.N. and Dr. Sania Nishtar, a Pakistani...
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January 25, 2017 - 11:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Two British university students became gravely ill after overdosing on caffeine in a botched science experiment. The sports science students, Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin, were given 100 times the correct amount — enough for 300 cups of coffee — and were sent to the hospital with "...
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