Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy.
Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL yet
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.
AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health
WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected.
UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness.
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near
PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy. With midterm elections three weeks away, he is claiming a "record" 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary.
Online natural and organic grocery Thrive aims to fill niche
NEW YORK (AP) — Thrive Market, a four-year-old online membership-based natural and organic food retailer, has successfully filled a niche modeled after Costco but just for healthy items.
Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon.
Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo
BENI, Congo (AP) — A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak — and causing a worrying new rise in cases.
Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.
Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says its "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase.
Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher.
AP Exclusive: Tests show toxin in chain stores' jewelry
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results.
Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds
NEW YORK (AP) — A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials.
Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September
LONDON (AP) — The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday.
California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer.
Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases
WASHINGTON (AP) — The youngster's mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn't sit up on his own, or why he'd frequently choke, or his neurologic and intestinal abnormalities.
Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress.
Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurers will no longer be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions, as a result of bills signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's dark portrait of Dem health plans
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a big step into the debate over the future of America's health care system with an op-ed column in USA Today on Wednesday that presented a bleak vision of what would happen under plans backed by many Democrats to institute government insurance for everyone.
Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it "would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives."
Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants
PARIS (AP) — France's highest court overturned Wednesday an appeals court ruling that would have required some 1,700 women in multiple countries to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.
The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the faulty breast implant scandal (all times local): 4 p.m. France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.
Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory said Wednesday.

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