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The Associated Press
AP Top Health News at 5:03 p.m. EDT

It sucks _ startups look to redesign the breast pump
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Ask many mothers and they'll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word....

HMO, EPO, PPO, OMG! How to navigate insurance plans
Hunting for the right health insurance plan outside the workplace used to involve a much lower risk of losing hair - from tearing it out in frustration....

FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim - and whether there are any health risks to their growing use....





Health officials prepare for Zika, but local efforts tight
HOUSTON (AP) -- The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika....

Biden threatens funding cut if cancer trials conceal results
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed up progress toward cancer cures....

Sanders says he'll try to block Senate GMO bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law....

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus....

Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town....

US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication....

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states
NEW YORK (AP) -- By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states....