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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five Tanzanian children attacked and robbed of limbs because they are albino are being outfitted with prosthetics at a Philadelphia hospital. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that New York City-based Global Medical Relief Fund connected the children, ages 6...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new nonpartisan government study says that repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would boost the economy even as it increases budget deficits. The Congressional Budget Office says that completely repealing the law would, on average,...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a ruling that allows doctors to continue dispensing abortion-inducing pills remotely via a video teleconferencing system. The high court released its unanimous opinion Friday. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market. A spending bill approved by a House subcommittee...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court will soon release an opinion that could end the use of video conferencing for dispensing abortion-inducing pills to women in rural areas of the state. The high court indicates an opinion will be issued Friday morning over a lawsuit...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market Thursday. But will the devices really help you get healthier? Experts agree that getting people to set goals — and then reminding them...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The humble house call is being put to the test to see if it can improve care and cut costs for some of Medicare's frailest patients — and new data suggests it can work. Medicare announced Thursday that it saved more than $25 million in the first year of a three...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The humble house call is being put to the test to see if it can improve care and cut costs for some of Medicare's frailest patients — and new data suggests it can work. Medicare announced Thursday that it saved more than $25 million in the first year of a three...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand confirmed on Thursday its first known case of the deadly MERS virus, a 75-year-old man who recently arrived from Oman for treatment of a heart condition. Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said two laboratories had confirmed the results. The man...