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GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans are pressing their fight to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP senator illustrates how tough it will be for them to prevail....

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down....

Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science....





Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance....

Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River....

Correction: Lake Erie Algae story
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys, not Lake Erie....

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants....

Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87
MIAMI (AP) -- Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87....

Correction: Weight Loss-Balloon story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story July 28 about an inflatable medical balloon approved to treat obesity, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of weight patients regained after having the device removed. Patients actually regained about one-third of their lost weight....

Romanian officials raid homes in medicines corruption probe
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs....

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