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Pelosi irks some allies to help craft rare bipartisan bill

Pelosi irks some allies to help craft rare bipartisan bill

60 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is bruising some key liberal allies by helping craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. Full Story
Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

10 hours 58 mins ago
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS: Full Story
House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

10 hours 58 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. Full Story
House ready to pass Medicare doc bill; Senate's view unclear

House ready to pass Medicare doc bill; Senate's view unclear

18 hours 11 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In rare bipartisan harmony, congressional leaders pushed a $214 billion bill permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts toward House passage Thursday, moving lawmakers closer to resolving a problem that has plagued them for years with a package bearing victories for both parties. Full Story
Boston hospital treating survivors of Honduran market blast

Boston hospital treating survivors of Honduran market blast

1 day ago
BOSTON (AP) — When a gas explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Honduras last month, Paola Matute Porter suffered burns over 40 percent of her body. Now, she and three other children who were among dozens of patrons engulfed in flames are receiving free medical treatment at a Boston hospital specializing in burn care. Full Story

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Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

1 day ago
SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the cases. Full Story
Study: Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids

Study: Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids

1 day ago
Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests. Full Story
New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

1 day ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening. Full Story