Health News

January 24, 2018 - 6:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho State Insurance Director Dean Cameron speaks to reporters about a health insurance executive order at the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho. Idaho officials are revealing details of a plan that will allow health insurance companies to ditch some federal coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act, yet even Idaho's top insurance regulators aren't sure it's legal. Cameron says the move is necessary to make cheaper plans available to more people, but some experts say the state is likely to lose in court. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
January 24, 2018 - 5:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It's believed to be the first state to take formal steps without prior federal approval...
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In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, Alex Azar, President Donald Trump's nominee to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, arrives to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Azar as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 24, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's second health secretary won Senate approval Wednesday. Alex Azar will take over a sprawling department shaken by his predecessor's early exit. The GOP-majority Senate voted 55-43, largely along party lines, to confirm the former drug company and government...
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In this undated photo provided by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, cloned monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua sit together with a fabric toy. For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, potentially bringing scientists closer to being able to do that with humans. (Sun Qiang and Poo Muming/Chinese Academy of Sciences via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of...
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January 24, 2018 - 11:43 am
A study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge finds that walking, even if only ten minutes per day, can be beneficial. Dr. Tim Church says a group of 464 women who walked for 72 minutes a week for six months improved their heart health and fitness. "Ten minutes a day...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo. a sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. The taxes before voters in the special election on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, are a short-term fix for health care funding designed to generate between $210 and $320 million in revenue over two years. Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act and now, just 5 percent of its population is uninsured. But state lawmakers have struggled to come with a long-term funding plan. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
January 23, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for Medicaid costs that now include coverage of hundreds of thousands of low-income residents added to the...
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January 23, 2018 - 6:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is ending its preparations for cuts to a health insurance program for low-income children after Congress renewed the program for six years. Andrew Tuozzolo, with Louisiana's health department, said Tuesday the state already was in the process of rescinding...
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Beach goers ingnore the beach closure signs posted at Monterey State Beach Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after sewage spilled into Monterey Bay in Monterey, Calif. Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean in Monterey County after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm, an official said Monday. The spill at the facility in the city of Marina started Friday night and an operator stopped it about eight hours later on Saturday morning. (Vern Fisher/Monterey Herald via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 6:16 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Eight beaches on California's Central Coast reopened after nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean over the weekend, official said Tuesday. The beaches south of San Francisco that are popular with surfers and day visitors opened Monday after lab tests...
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The Fit Radio application icon is displayed on an iPhone, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and more than a dozen other record companies say Fit Radio, a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts, illegally infringes on their copyrighted recordings "on a massive scale." A representative of the Atlanta firm said in a statement Tuesday that it looks forward to "being vindicated by the court system." (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
January 23, 2018 - 6:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt participates in a news conference near the steps of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative holdout states to reconsider expanding the program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 23, 2018 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the...
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