Health & Wellness Features
Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?...
Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage....
People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital....
The Latest: Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):...
Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults - and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision....
Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around....
Government health insurance markets holding up--barely
Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working - if only barely - in most parts of the country....
EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof
LONDON (AP) -- The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof....
San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction....
GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up....
Judge Steven O'Neill who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault mistrial has decided to release the identities of the Allegheny County jurists who deadlocked. Lawyers for news outlets had argued that jurors' names should be public to ensure transparency in the judicial process. Prosecutors and defense lawyers had argued they should remain secret, saying releasing them would make it more difficult to select a jury in Cosby's second trial.
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