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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dealing with a slate of toxic chemicals contaminating some drinking water systems around the country is a national priority, Pruitt said Tuesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Pruitt promises action on rising threat from contaminantsRegulators and scientists say soaring numbers of water systems are testing positive for a dangerous class of chemicals
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018, a team from Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) dons protective clothing and equipment as they prepare to treat Ebola patients in an isolation ward of Mbandaka hospital in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced Tuesday, May 22, 2018 six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virusCongo's health ministry has announced six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugsA bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments has sailed through Congress
The Associated Press9 hours ago
File - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Becerra on Monday, May 21, 2018, requested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge's ruling last week that the law was unconstitutionally approved by the state legislature. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California moves to defend law allowing life-ending drugsCalifornia's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicideAuthorities: Death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in an river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this April 13, 2018, photo Josephine Rizo holds up just one of a stack of bills she has from her ongoing battle with cancer in Phoenix. As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates around the U.S. are rushing to offer more help to patients like Rizo, who had no financial counseling. Rizo would have welcomed more help. She didn’t know that disability pay would amount to only 40 percent of her income when she went on leave from her job processing pre-authorization treatment requests for a health insurer. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial painMany cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain
The Associated Press11 hours ago
He Got a New Heart and Immediately Started DyingBaylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is one of America's most storied hospitals when it comes to heart transplants. Or was. Though some of the first heart transplants took place at the Houston hospital, things have disintegrated to the point that it now "has had some of the worst heart transplant...
Newser11 hours ago
This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President Donald Trump’s repeated attempts to dismantle “Obamacare.” The survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out May 22, and finds that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, or a little more than 29 million people. (HealthCare.gov via AP)
US clings to health coverage gains despite political dramaUS clings to health coverage gains despite Trump's attempts to repeal 'Obamacare'
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this May 16, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Four Democratic senators are asking Pruitt for details about his new legal defense fund. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminantsThe Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on harmful water contaminants
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A Final Gift From Teacher Murdered in Texas SchoolOne of the victims in the Santa Fe school shooting was Cynthia Tisdale, a 63-year-old substitute teacher who WFMY reports was killed Friday while teaching a first-period art class. But while family and friends mourn her death in this "terrible act of violence," BuzzFeed notes a glimmer of hope amid...
Newser16 hours ago
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What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazardLava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass
The Associated Press1 day ago
A health worker prepares an Ebola vaccine to administer to health workers during a vaccination campaign in Mbandaka, Congo, Monday, May 21, 2018. Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workersCongo has started an Ebola vaccination campaign in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people
The Associated Press1 day ago
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