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These senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push
President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from... Read more
Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms
Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not “that... Read more
Democrats plan to slow the Senate’s work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation’s health care system behind closed doors, a senior Democratic aide said Monday. The effort comes with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,... Read more
What you need to know about unresponsive wakefulness
In a Thursday press conference, doctors at UC Health said 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, who this week returned to the U.S. after being held in North Korea for 17 months, is currently in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” — characterized by a lack of awareness of one’s environment and self... Read more
Police say 4-year-old and 1-year-old boys saved a Pennsylvania couple who overdosed by yelling out a window for help. Upper Darby police say the children yelled out the window, crying that their parents were locked in the bathroom and wouldn’t come out. Neighbor Kendra Outen called 911, and she... Read more
Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There’s even a “uni-drug” that may fight many forms of the disease. What’s striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer... Read more
N. Korea rejects S. Korean group’s offer of malaria help
A South Korean civic group which offered to provide anti-malarial supplies to North Korea said Monday the North has rejected the proposal to protest the South’s support of new U.N. sanctions against North Korea. The rejection could complicate efforts by South Korea’s new liberal President Moon Jae-in to expand... Read more
Texas lawmakers make few moves to address pregnancy deaths
Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state’s skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world. Legislators introduced proposals to address the issue after a University of... Read more
Foreign doctors filling shortages, communities who need them uncertain amid visa changes
A few months ago, Almatmed Abdelsalam was busy looking for a home for his family of four in the modestly-sized city of Macon, Georgia, eager to settle down after securing a job as a physician. The city is one of the many rural and urban areas that face a... Read more
The Ohio Attorney General sued five drugmakers on Wednesday for their alleged role perpetrating the state’s addictions epidemic, accusing the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. Attorney General Mike DeWine said the companies created a... Read more