Health

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Emanuel Zayas sits with his parents Noel Zayas and Melvis Vizcaino at Holtz Children's Hospital at Jackson Memorial in Miami. Emanuel Zayas died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, days after doctors removed a 10-pound tumor from his face. (C.M. Guerrero/Miami Herald via AP, File
January 22, 2018 - 1:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A Cuban teenager has died, days after doctors in Miami removed a 10-pound tumor from his face. The Miami Herald reports that 14-year-old Emanuel Zayas' condition went downhill after the surgery at the Holtz Children's Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He died Friday from lung and...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, photo a sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. Experts say the special election Tuesday in Oregon is the only instance where voters -- instead of lawmakers -- will decide how to fund the Medicaid expansion among the 32 states and Washington that added enrollees under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
January 22, 2018 - 1:02 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America's lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match that covered those enrollees, the state is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, a driver passes a small boat harbor in King Cove, Alaska. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land exchange agreement Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, authorizing a swap of federal land in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge for land owned by King Cove Corporation that could lead to a road through the refuge so King Cove residents can have land access to an all-weather airport at Cold Bay, Alaska. (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)
January 22, 2018 - 12:30 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land trade agreement Monday that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, portraying the exchange as a people-versus-wildlife issue. Environmental groups have said they will fight to keep a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg, Germany. The German nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings. News agency dpa said prosecutors in Oldenburg said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 that they have charged Niels Hoegel with 97 counts of murder. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP, file)
January 22, 2018 - 6:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The new indictment against Niels Hoegel was expected after officials said in...
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In this Dec. 27, 2017, photo, Community Council health care navigator Fidel Castro Hernandez, center, listens to legal U.S. resident Maria Ana Pina, left, as she signs up for the Affordable Care Act with her son Roberto Pina at the Community Council offices in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
January 21, 2018 - 9:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 20, 2018 - 6:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. "This is a season that has a lot...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, women and children of Terekeka, South Sudan. A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin.(AP Photo/Mariah Quesada, File)
January 20, 2018 - 4:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. The U.S.-based Carter Center, which leads the eradication campaign, says just 30 cases were reported last year in...
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January 20, 2018 - 12:00 am
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way' World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, staffer China's...
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NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during the NCAA Convention, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Indianapolis. Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season. He expects to receive the report from an independent commission by April 25. The Board of Governors will then be expected to vote on formal proposals at their August meeting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
January 19, 2018 - 6:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate. Extended medical benefits for former athletes, a three-day break...
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President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 19, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, "We are with you all the way." In an address broadcast from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said he's...
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