Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

Published Oct. 7 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great...

AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

Published Oct. 5 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still...

UK rejects terminally ill man's request to be killed

Published Oct. 5 2017

LONDON (AP) - Britain's High Court has rejected a terminally ill man's request to be killed with medical help.


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Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

Published Oct. 5 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero...

Study questions European approval process for cancer drugs

Published Oct. 4 2017

LONDON (AP) - Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few...

Gene therapy helps boys with "Lorenzo's Oil" disease

Published Oct. 4 2017

The fledgling field of gene therapy has scored another win: An experimental treatment seemed to help boys with the inherited...

Concert shooting puts many at risk for post-traumatic stress

Published Oct. 3 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - For the survivors of the Las Vegas shootings, overcoming emotional wounds may be just as tough as...

Study examines how far US women must travel to get abortion

Published Oct. 3 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - How far do American women need to travel in order to obtain an abortion?

ACLU sues to challenge FDA limits on access to abortion pill

Published Oct. 3 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Tuesday in a challenge to federal restrictions that limit many women's access to the...

Plague in Madagascar hits urban areas, kills 2 dozen people

Published Oct. 3 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed two-dozen people in...

AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming

Published Oct. 2 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President...

If addiction is a disease, should relapse mean jail time?

Published Oct. 1 2017

Less than two weeks after a court ordered Julie Eldred to not use drugs while on probation, she tested positive...


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Paris is for walkers and cyclists as city bans cars for day

Published Oct. 1 2017

PARIS (AP) - Parisians and tourists were encouraged to stroll through the City of Light on Sunday as officials banned...

German prosecutors: Suspect used poison threats as blackmail

Published Sep. 30 2017

BERLIN (AP) - German authorities said Saturday they are confident that a 53-year-old man arrested a day earlier is behind...

Man who gave cannabis to boy behind medical pot law charged

Published Sep. 28 2017

DENVER (AP) - A man who made cannabis oil for a Colorado boy who was instrumental in passing a state...

Washington state, Seattle are latest to sue opioid makers

Published Sep. 28 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities...

Mosquito gut bacteria may offer clues to malaria control

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mosquitoes harbor gut bacteria just like people do - and the bugs inside the bugs may hold...

The Latest: Melania Trump hosts session on opioid crisis

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Melania Trump (all times local):

US health officials brace for potentially bad flu season

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.

McCain demands accounting from VA on money for private care

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain is demanding a full accounting from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the financial...

First lady to host discussion on opioid crisis

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump has invited experts and people affected by addiction to opioids to the White House for...

Trump unhappy with top health official over travel

Published Sep. 27 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he's "not happy" with his top health official, after Tom Price's government-paid...

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

Published Sep. 27 2017

Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next -...