Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute

Published Jul. 23 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before...

House unveils plan to fix VA's budget gap as deadline looms

Published Jul. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee unveiled a disputed plan Friday to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift...

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

Published Jul. 21 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching...

Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

Published Jul. 21 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in...

Lifestyle changes may help stave off Alzheimer's

Published Jul. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that...

McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

Published Jul. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family...

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot removed

Published Jul. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress...

John McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

Published Jul. 20 2017

Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are...

Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

Published Jul. 19 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kathy Holbrook was at home one night last year when she started having chest pains, so...

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

Published Jul. 19 2017

Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that...

Miami boy's death shows powerful opioid's chilling potential

Published Jul. 19 2017

A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's...

What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop

Published Jul. 19 2017

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Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook

Published Jul. 18 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract...

With Clooney assist, US aid groups team up on Africa crisis

Published Jul. 17 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - Eight of the world's biggest aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to get more...

59-year-old who tried for 4 decades to get pregnant has baby

Published Jul. 17 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A 59-year-old woman who had tried for nearly four decades to become pregnant has given birth...

Montana faces double quandary over Medicaid expansion

Published Jul. 17 2017

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - For all the uncertainty over the fate of a health care overhaul in Washington, tens of...

Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

Published Jul. 17 2017

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you're uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal...

Needles all over: What to do if you find syringes in public

Published Jul. 17 2017

Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or...

Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable'

Published Jul. 15 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of the insurance industry's most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health...

Winners and losers complicate GOP's path on health care bill

Published Jul. 14 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income...

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is the man to watch on health bill

Published Jul. 14 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Health care legislation is hanging by a thread in the Senate, and no one is...

Ohio county fair hogs to be destroyed after swine flu found

Published Jul. 14 2017

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) - State officials have ordered the slaughter of nearly 300 hogs at a county fair in Ohio...

Health care bill has money for Alaska, home of a GOP holdout

Published Jul. 13 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A provision in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's rewritten health care bill appears to benefit only one...