Health

Breast cancer screening risks not swaying women, U survey finds

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012, file photo, a radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Selena Gomez's battle with lupus not unusual

In this undated image posted on Selena Gomez's Instagram account on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, Gomez, right, holds hands with actress Francia Raisa in a hospital. Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed in the post.

Childbearing-age minority women struck most often.


The Latest: White House holds out hope for GOP health bill

The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local):


Long-term care costs are surging

a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year.


As health bill teeters, Medicaid recipients watch nervously

With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.The debate in Congress is personal for…


As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill's fate bleak

Republican Sen. Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal.


The Latest: Graham defends McCain vote against health bill

The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local):


12 days in jail for caregiver who taunted Lino Lakes patient, threatened to burn her

Twelve days in jail is the sentence for a onetime Lino Lakes care center employee who was caught on cellphone video taunting a patient about…


Sen. Collins' opposition kills GOP health care drive

The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push.


Man killed by police was vet with history of mental illness

A man who was fatally shot by police in a videotaped encounter outside of a California convenience store was a Navy veteran with a history of drug use and mental illness who had been paroled from state prison a week before the shooting and was considered an absconder, according to his family and records released Monday.


Baby born prematurely after attack on mom has died at Mayo Clinic

Police say an infant delivered by emergency surgery following an assault on the mother has died at a Rochester hospital.


Man pleads guilty to sucker-punching disabled person

A man who was caught on video sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy outside a Pennsylvania store has pleaded guilty to simple assault.


Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease.


What the latest health overhaul push means for consumers

Only one thing is certain for insurance shoppers if the latest attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law succeeds: Uncertainty.Will you be…


APNewsBreak: Sex offenders blame island's water for deaths

Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often-cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.


Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels

A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip.


Paul still opposes GOP health care bill, despite changes

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will not vote for the latest Republican health care bill, calling last-minute changes that would send more money to his state and those of other undecided senators as "suspicious."


Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn't shown any awareness in 15 years.


Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.