Health

Braden Scott gives a thumbs up as he pauses while practicing on the piano in Tomball, Texas on Friday, March 29, 2019. Braden was diagnosed with the mysterious syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2016 and was paralyzed almost completely. But since then he has recovered much of his muscle function. His parents believe a lot of it has to do with thousands of hours of physical therapy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 02, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital intensive care unit, unable to move his arms or legs or sit up. Spinal taps and other tests failed...
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Rep. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., center, together with Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wa., right, and other Republican members of Congress speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 02, 2019 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don't try saving the lives of infants born during attempted abortions. Their effort seems likely to fail in the Democratic-controlled House, where...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy, in Montpelier, Vt. The wealthy family who owns the company that makes OxyContin says Massachusetts got the facts wrong in a lawsuit. Legal papers made public Tuesday, April 2, 2019, represent the first time the Sackler family, who owns the Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, has responded in court to allegations about its role in the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
April 02, 2019 - 3:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The family that owns the company that makes OxyContin is calling a Massachusetts lawsuit false and misleading in its first court response to allegations that individual family members helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic. In legal papers made public Tuesday, attorneys for the...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York; Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas; House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland; Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas; and other Democrat leaders, speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 02, 2019 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's pull back from producing a health care overhaul plan until after the election means he will "hold Americans hostage...
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April 02, 2019 - 11:28 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ebola is on the rise in eastern Congo following a series of attacks on health facilities. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier says the past two weeks have seen a record number of new cases in this outbreak. The violence hampered vaccination efforts and...
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FILE - In a Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's new pledge to produce a health care overhaul plan after he's re-elected next year means he will "hold Americans hostage...
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FILE - This Nov. 27, 2018 file photo shows steaks on a grill at a restaurant in New York. The idea behind the low-carb diet is that the body enters a ketogenic, fat-burning state when it runs out of the blood sugar that’s fueled by carbs. Still, many nutrition experts say sticking to a low-carb diet is hard, and not everyone is convinced it should be added to the dietary guidelines. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 02, 2019 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans on what to eat. It may seem minor, but backers say low-carb's inclusion could influence nutrition advice that doctors give and help shape government food...
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In this March 28, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, ”when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 02, 2019 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, "when Republicans hold the Senate & win back...
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April 02, 2019 - 5:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has rejected a man's claim for compensation for what he argued was needless suffering caused to his sick father by a doctor's efforts to keep him alive. The man's father, who suffered from severe dementia and other problems, was fed by gastric tube from 2006...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019 and provided by SEAME Sardinia Onlus, a whale is lifted up onto a truck after being recovered off Sardinia island, Italy. The World Wildlife Foundation is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter-long sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic found in its belly. The environmental organization said Monday that the garbage recovered in the sperm whale’s stomach included a corrugated tube for electrical works, plastic plates, shopping bags, tangled fishing lines and a washing detergent package with the brand and bar code still legible. The female whale beached off the northern coast of Sardinia last week. (SEAME Sardinia Onlus via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 12:15 pm
MILAN (AP) — An 8-meter (26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly, prompting the World Wildlife Foundation to sound an alarm Monday over the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea. The environmental group said the garbage...
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