Longtime GOP pessimistic about health care bill prospects

A long-time Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he is "very pessimistic" that his party will push a health care bill through the Senate, even as a colleague warned leaders about retaliation by conservative voters should they react to a collapse of the measure by striking a deal with Democrats. The do
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UN health agency: Measles has killed 35 children in Europe

The World Health Organization says measles has killed 35 children in Europe in the last year, calling it an "unacceptable tragedy" that deaths are being caused by a vaccine-preventable disease. The figure is nearly a threefold increase since 2016, when measles killed 13 children. In 2015, it kille
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Java drinkers, rejoice: Coffee may help you live longer

If you ever felt that you needed coffee to survive, you may be on to something. Drinking coffee is linked to a decreased risk of death, according to two large studies published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. One of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, coffee’s po
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Survey: US uninsured up by 2M this year as gains erode

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what's at stake as Congress returns to an unresolved debate over Republican proposals to roll bac
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UK court sets new hearing in case of terminally ill baby

A British court on Monday gave the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard a chance to present fresh evidence that their terminally ill son should receive experimental treatment. The decision came after an emotionally charged hearing in the wrenching case, during which Gard's mother wept in frustrati
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‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Staying fit with workout tips

Staying in shape while staying out of the gym could be a challenge. In the third episode of ABC News' "Healthy Living for Summer" series, we go over workout tips you can do on the go, whether you're at the beach or on vacation this summer. We spoke with mixed martial artist and UFC athlete Kailin
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A brief look at the medical issues in the Charlie Gard case

Charlie Gard is a terminally ill British child whose parents are fighting for the right to take him to the United States for an experimental treatment. His case has gained international attention, including from Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump. The 11-month-old is being treated at Lon
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2 GOP senators suggest bill to repeal health care law ‘dead’

The initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health law is probably "dead" and President Donald Trump's proposal to just repeal it appears to be a "non-starter," two moderate Republican senators indicated Sunday as their party scrambled to salvage faltering legislation. "We don't know w
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Goal of nation’s first opioid court: Keep users alive

After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo's ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis. Now the city is experimenting with the nation's first opioid crisis intervention court, which can get users into trea
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UK official says government has no role in Charlie Gard case

Britain's justice secretary says the government won't play a role in deciding the medical treatment of a terminally ill baby whose parents want to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment. David Lidington said Sunday the decision on 11-month-old Charlie Gard will be made by judges acting "i
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