Health

In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, photo, Tanya Keith, of Des Moines, Iowa, and her daughter Iolana feed their chickens in the backyard of their home, in Des Moines. The trend of raising backyard chickens is causing a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases. For Keith, the nine hens and a rooster that she keeps behind her home provide fresh eggs and lessons for her three children about where food comes from. But even as her kids collect eggs and help keep the six nesting boxes tidy, she warns them not get too affectionate. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
October 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. After his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor. For a week, Dan and DeAnna Gabriele...
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2017 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over "Obamacare." For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling choice. The...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters as he heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 19, 2017 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the bipartisan health deal in the Senate (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Two leading senators have formally proposed their bipartisan compromise for steadying health insurance markets. The measure has 24 sponsors, half Republicans and half Democrats. The two main...
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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 19, 2017 - 11:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from...
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October 19, 2017 - 9:27 am
States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that one of the major pillars of former President Barack Obama's health overhaul may be nearing its peak. At the same time, they are...
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October 19, 2017 - 12:00 am
Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis...
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President Donald Trump applauds members of the audience before speaking at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 18, 2017 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): 9 p.m. The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets say they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance has changed from supportive to disdainful to...
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FILE - In this May 2016 file photo provided by Kite Pharma, cell therapy specialists at the company's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved sales of the therapy Yescarta, developed by Kite Pharma. It is the second gene therapy for U.S. patients _ the first one for adults _ a custom-made, one-time treatment for certain common types of the blood cancer lymphoma. (Kite Pharma via AP, File)
October 18, 2017 - 8:39 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma. It uses the same technology, called CAR-T, as...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, left, and Tam Ma of the advocacy group, Health Access California, discuss a lawsuit filed by 19 attorneys general over President Donald Trump's decision to end health care subsidies during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra is leading the lawsuit, which seeks an emergency order requiring that the payments continue to be made. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
October 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The monthly payments would normally be...
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, meet before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the morning after they reached a deal to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump had halted. Sen. Alexander says Trump called him Wednesday morning "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered. "If something can happen, that's fine...
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