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Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs disputeSome relatives of Nelson Mandela say a new book by a military doctor that documents the South African leader's treatment before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, heads to the chamber for a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is spurring Republican senators to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion, a situation made more difficult for the GOP because of Sen. John McCain's jarring diagnosis of brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardyDemocrats say the Senate parliamentarian has added new complications to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill
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FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A House committee unveiled a disputed plan July 21, 2017, to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
House unveils plan to fix VA's budget gap as deadline loomsA House committee has unveiled a disputed plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall
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Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators Friday to reject their efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace
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Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice in London where the hearing will resume into the case of their terminally-ill baby, Friday July 21, 2017. A British court is giving the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard a chance to present fresh evidence that their terminally ill son should receive experimental treatment. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP)
Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have been told their son's latest brain scan results make for 'sad reading.'
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This undated combination of photos provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association in July 2017 shows a cancer patient with gray hair that unexpectedly turned dark while taking new immunotherapy drugs. Fourteen such cases were among 52 lung cancer patients being followed to see whether they developed bad side effects from the drugs - Keytruda, Opdivo and Tecentriq. (JAMA via AP)
No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugsCancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark in a development that has doctors scratching their heads
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Texas panel suspends license of man accused in opioid deathsA state panel has suspended the medical license of a Texas doctor who federal authorities say wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 1, 2005 file photo, traditional Halau dancers blow conch shells to welcome the Hokule'a voyaging canoe into Kailua Bay. The Polynesian double-hulled vessel was built to test anthropological migration theories. For years, Hawaii has ranked as one of the healthiest states, but a study released Friday, July 20, 2017 finds that original Hawaiians are in strikingly poor health. Surveys have long ignored native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, or grouped them in with Asians. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)
Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study saysA new government study finds that Native Hawaiians _ the descendants of Hawaii's original Polynesian settlers _ are in relatively poor health
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Protesters against the Republic health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climbRepublicans leaders are pushing toward a Senate vote next week on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives at the Senate for final votes of the week on the day after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Sen. Graham, McCain's closest friend in the Senate, said that they had spoken by telephone Wednesday night and that the diagnosis had been a shock to McCain. "John has never been afraid of is death," said Graham, of McCain, 80, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'Sen. John McCain is battling brain cancer but vows to return to the Senate
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rides an escalator on Capitol Hill in Washington. Americans aren’t too thrilled with “Obamacare” and they definitely don’t like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting toward the political left, with 62 percent saying it’s the federal government’s responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage, while 37 percent say it is not. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health careAP-NORC Poll: 62 percent say feds should make sure that all Americans have health care coverage as public opinion appears to shift to the left
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementiaHints but no proof yet that lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia; rigorous US study set to start next year
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