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AP Top Health News at 7:07 p.m. EST

Don't bet big on health law changes when mulling coverage
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Why worry about buying health insurance when President-elect Donald Trump plans to dump the requirement that most Americans get coverage?...

Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday....

Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state....

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Wednesday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected....

Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later
TOKYO (AP) -- Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients....

Scientists develop robotic hand for people with quadriplegia
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup....

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people....

Many smartphone health apps don't flag danger, says review
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger....