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February 14, 2017 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells. What's called genome...
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February 14, 2017 - 2:31 pm
Cigna says it is rejecting Anthem's proposed $48 billion acquisition bid and suing the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer. The announcement comes hours after another major insurer, Aetna, said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana. The Department of...
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February 14, 2017 - 12:29 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than four-fifths of school districts offer no sex education or only teach abstinence in Texas, which has one of the country's highest teen birth rates, according to a study released Tuesday. The study commissioned by Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning education watchdog...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna and Humana are calling off a $34 billion deal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
February 14, 2017 - 9:36 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Major health insurers Aetna and Humana called off their $34 billion combination after a federal judge, citing concerns about prices and benefits, rejected the deal. The announcement Tuesday comes several days after another federal judge shot down a tie-up between two other...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 file photo, Kenyan nurses and other health-workers on strike demonstrate over low pay at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. A Kenyan judge Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 has jailed seven officials of the medics union for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen at least a dozen die due to lack of medical care. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
February 13, 2017 - 3:20 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan judge Monday jailed seven officials of the medics union for a month for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen at least a dozen die due to lack of medical care. Judge Hellen Wasilwa said she could not delay further the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they’re divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed to pay for its expanded coverage for millions of Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 13, 2017 - 2:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they're divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed to finance its expanded coverage for...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 photo, a medical worker monitors a patient infected with H7N9 bird flu at Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Several Chinese cities are shutting down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 13, 2017 - 12:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. Live poultry sales have now been suspended in Changsha, the capital of central China's Hunan province, as well as markets...
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February 12, 2017 - 11:00 pm
Kenya medics union officials jailed for not ending strike
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Travellers wait outside the Hamburg, northern Germany, airport Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 after after several people were injured by an unknown toxic that likely spread through the airports’ air conditioning system. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
February 12, 2017 - 7:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after about 50 people were injured by an unknown hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, but...
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This undated photo provided by OHSU Doernbecher and the Reshad Family shows Fatemeh Reshad, an infant from Iran with a life-threatening heart condition, who will be treated at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Ore. Fatemeh, who is in need of life-saving heart surgery arrived Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Portland hospital with her family. The family of the 4-month-old chose Portland because of proximity to relatives and because of OHSU's expertise in treatment of the heart condition. (OHSU/Reshad Family Photo via AP)
February 10, 2017 - 11:28 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Iranian infant soon will have life-saving heart surgery in Portland after she was temporarily banned from coming into the U.S. by President Donald Trump's immigration order. Since she was admitted to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Tuesday, 4-month-old Fatameh...
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