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Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?...

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions....

The Latest: Medical groups find fault with Senate plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):...




How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured....

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers
U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers....

People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital....

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald
PHOENIX (AP) -- The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement....

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults - and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision....

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around....

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely
Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working - if only barely - in most parts of the country....