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China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO,  waves during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 22, 2017.  (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
Race for UN health agency chief down to 2 candidatesThe race to lead the World Health Organization was down to two candidates Tuesday after Pakistan's Dr. Sania Nishtar was eliminated in a first round of voting
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decisionUncertainty over the future of health care for millions next year is growing deeper
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreakCalifornia authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE--In this April 26, 2017, fie photo, Caroline Elam holds up a mock prescription order calling for passage of SB562, a single-payer health care bill, during a march to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer billState experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Paul "Rip" Connell, CEO of Private Clinic North, a methadone clinic, shows a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone at the clinic in Rossville, Ga. May 9 remarks by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction have reignited a debate in the world of addiction and recovery. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File)
Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapseRemarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. On May 9, 2017, Price said, “If we just simply substitute buprenorphine or methadone or some other opioid-type medication for the opioid addiction, then we haven't moved the dial much.” But in an opinion piece published May 17 in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, he twice mentioned his agency’s support for medication-assisted treatment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assemblyPresident Donald Trump's top health official says the United States is "disappointed" that Taiwan wasn't invited to the World Health Organization's most important annual meeting
The Associated Press1 day ago
Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in GreeceUnidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from Greece's austerity-battered hospitals
The Associated Press1 day ago
China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, attends the opening of the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with healthTaiwan's health minister has accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization
The Associated Press1 day ago
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Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul billIn closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of the Escherichia coli bacteria. E. coli is one of the germs that can cause sepsis. Once misleadingly called blood poisoning or a bloodstream infection, sepsis occurs when the body goes into overdrive while fighting an infection, sort of friendly fire that injures its own tissue. The cascade of inflammation and other damage leads to shock, amputations, organ failure or death. (Janice Carr/CDC via AP)
Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save livesResearch shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can make a difference when patients suffer from out-of-control reaction to infection
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE-- In this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 file photo, World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan, center, visits the Rungis international market to mark the World Health Day in Rungis, outside Paris, France. WHO routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel, far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press, published Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travelThe World Health Organization's chief flew first class and stayed in a 5-star hotel as the cash-strapped health agency pleaded for more money
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of the Escherichia coli bacteria. E. coli is one of the germs that can cause sepsis. Once misleadingly called blood poisoning or a bloodstream infection, sepsis occurs when the body goes into overdrive while fighting an infection, sort of friendly fire that injures its own tissue. The cascade of inflammation and other damage leads to shock, amputations, organ failure or death. (Janice Carr/CDC via AP)
Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save livesResearchers have found that for doctors treating sepsis, the body's out-of-control reaction to an infection, minutes matter
The Associated Press1 day ago
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