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Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel....

Watch for behavior changes for clues of dementia onset
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing - changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue....

Watch for behavior changes for clues of dementia onset
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing - changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue....





Art with heart: Making children's health wards less scary
NEW YORK (AP) -- For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad splashes of color and graffiti-like scribbles brought a singular reaction: "Whoa!"...

AP Exclusive: Pricey drugs overwhelm Medicare safeguard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show....

What are the top 20 priciest Medicare prescription drugs?
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Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital in a sign of deep-seated problems in the country's health system....

Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance....

US says Guantanamo base worker got Zika after Jamaica trip
MIAMI (AP) -- A civilian contract worker has become the first person with a confirmed case of Zika on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after being diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus following a trip to Jamaica, the Navy said Friday....

Man doing well after UK's first double hand transplant
LONDON (AP) -- The lead surgeon in the UK's first double hand transplant says he believes the patient will regain good movement and feeling in his hands....