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AP Top Health News at 6:14 p.m. EDT

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard....

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years....





'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star....

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- "Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday....

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."...

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?...

The Latest: Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT):...

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers
U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers....

Sri Lankan doctors strike to demand university's closure
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- State hospitals in Sri Lanka were paralyzed Friday as doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation....