Health & Wellness Features
23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday....
Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women
ELLENABAD, India (AP) -- To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest....
Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits....
Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot....
AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trump's budget director insists the administration's spending plans won't cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block....
Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area last summer, and the virus likely was carried in by travelers from the Caribbean, new research suggests....
Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at the state's psychiatric hospitals....
Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall....
New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'
GENEVA (AP) -- The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue."...
The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local):...
President Trump's first proposed budget calls for $3.6 trillion cuts in government spending over the next decade in hope for a balanced budget, taking aim at social programs like healthcare, food stamps and housing for the poor while boosting the military, border defense and law enforcement. Critics say the Trump proposal would plunge the country back into recession and rip the social safety net away from people who need it most. The administration counters that the plan puts "taxpayers first" who shouldn't have to subsidize able-bodied people not contributing to the workforce.
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