Health

FILE - This Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 file photo shows a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills in Sacramento, Calif. Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study released on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 06, 2017 - 5:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. Researchers found a similar...
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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. The government says sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance are still rising. But with just over a week to go in an enrollment season that was cut in half, experts say the final tally is likely to fall short. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 06, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are signing up in growing numbers for the Affordable Care Act's subsidized health insurance, the government said Wednesday. But with enrollment season cut in half and just over a week to go, experts say the final tally will likely fall short. About 3.6 million people...
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This Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 photo shows a tablet of Pfizer's Viagra, left, and the company's generic version, sildenafil citrate, at Pfizer Inc., headquarters in New York. The drugmaker is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose sales when its impotence pill gets its first generic competition. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 06, 2017 - 12:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill gets its first generic competition next week. Pfizer Inc. will begin...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Faida Mwenge, plays with her son Jospin Kambale, inside her house in Beni eastern Congo. Faida Mwenge's baby boy is nearly 3 months old but she and her son are still not allowed to leave the hospital — not until their bill is paid. The 20-year-old in eastern Congo has been detained since giving birth via an emergency cesarean section and owes hospital authorities $190 before she and little Jospin will be released. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
December 06, 2017 - 3:35 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Faida Mwenge's baby boy is nearly 3 months old but she and her son are still not allowed to leave the hospital — not until their bill is paid. The 20-year-old in eastern Congo has been detained since giving birth via an emergency cesarean section and owes hospital authorities $...
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December 06, 2017 - 12:00 am
Viagra goes generic: Pfizer to launch own little white pill Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss Health law sign-ups seen as falling short though more enroll Famed 'Concussion' pathologist alleges autopsy interference...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2015 file photo, Dr. Bennet Omalu attends a special screening of "Concussion" in New York. Omalu, a pathologist best known for researching NFL brain injuries, resigned Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, from the San Joaquin County coroner's office accusing Sheriff-Coroner Steve Moore of interfering with death investigations to protect law enforcement officers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Joaquin County's chief medical examiner, known nationally as the doctor depicted in the movie "Concussion" about brain injuries among football players, resigned Tuesday over what he said was interference by the sheriff that has become so invasive that it borders on the...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Faida Mwenge, plays with her son Jospin Kambale, inside her house in Beni eastern Congo. Faida Mwenge's baby boy is nearly 3 months old but she and her son are still not allowed to leave the hospital — not until their bill is paid. The 20-year-old in eastern Congo has been detained since giving birth via an emergency cesarean section and owes hospital authorities $190 before she and little Jospin will be released. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
December 05, 2017 - 7:13 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — Faida Mwenge's baby boy is nearly 3 months old but she and her son are still not allowed to leave the hospital — not until their bill is paid. The 20-year-old in eastern Congo has been detained since giving birth via an emergency cesarean section and owes hospital authorities $...
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Eric Conn is escorted by SWAT team agents prior to his extradition, at the Toncontin International Airport, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who escaped before facing sentencing for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case, was captured as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of La Ceiba, on Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 05, 2017 - 4:33 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A lawyer who spent six months on the run after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme was being flown back to Kentucky on Tuesday after he was caught outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras. Eric Conn was handed over to the FBI after his capture by a...
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This photo provided by Novo Nordisk shows an injection pen of the company's drug Ozempic. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the new, long-acting diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose significant weight. (Novo Nordisk via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 4:28 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose significant weight. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said the Food and Drug Administration approved its once-a-week shot for people with Type 2 diabetes. The drug,...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Former patients critical of a prominent Florida eye doctor convicted of Medicare fraud told a judge that they...
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