Senators' demands underscore McConnell's health care problem

Published May. 29 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils...

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

Published May. 28 2017

NEW DELHI (AP) - India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who...

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail

Published May. 26 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than...


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GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Published May. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law have run into the same problem...

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

Published May. 25 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea will allow a civic group to contact North Korea over help in fighting...

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Published May. 25 2017

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form...

AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Published May. 25 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicaid is clearly in line for cuts under President Donald Trump's budget despite assurances to the contrary...

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

Published May. 24 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits...

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

Published May. 24 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is...

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Published May. 24 2017

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form...

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

Published May. 24 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth...

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

Published May. 24 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - New research suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections were detected...


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2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

Published May. 24 2017

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the...

Voting starts for next chief of World Health Organization

Published May. 23 2017

GENEVA (AP) - Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys were voting Tuesday to choose the next director-general of the...

Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

Published May. 23 2017

Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies.

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

Published May. 22 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone...

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

Published May. 22 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and...

The Latest: WHO head gives her last address to member states

Published May. 22 2017

GENEVA (AP) - The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local):

Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with health

Published May. 22 2017

GENEVA (AP) - Taiwan's health minister on Monday accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from...

Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives

Published May. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never...

3 vie for top WHO post in first election at UN health agency

Published May. 20 2017

GENEVA (AP) - A British physician, an Ethiopian former health minister and a Pakistani expert in non-communicable diseases are the...

Andretti fights cancer and his message is on full display

Published May. 18 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - John Andretti can't shake the sound from his head. The haunting sound of a machine pumping toxic...

Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

Published May. 18 2017

TORONTO (AP) - The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age...