Sunday , 24 September 2017

Health

Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?

Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she’d never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, she decided with the fourth to take the test. Her hope was to help doctors guide her to a healthy outcome. What she got was a positive …

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The Latest: Sen. Graham insists health care bill isn't dead

The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina still thinks there’s a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end “Obamacare,” even after his friend, Sen. John McCain, said he opposes the bill. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Graham says Republicans are “moving forward” with a bill he …

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GOP Sen. Collins likely against Graham-Cassidy health bill in latest blow

Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it “very difficult” to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill that would repeal the Obama health care law. Her likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party’s chief campaign promises dangling by a thread. The Maine moderate’s comments on CNN’s “State of the Union” leave her all but certain …

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EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there’s a threat to human …

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Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law has dealt a likely fatal blow to the legislation — and perhaps to the Republican Party’s years of promises to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old Arizona Republican had emerged as the destroyer of his party’s …

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'Healthy Living for Summer': Alternatives to processed sugar

Avoiding refined sugar may be a challenge for most Americans, but Byron Paidoussi and Whitney Cole, the owners of Fitness and Fuel LA, regularly look for alternatives. In the tenth and final episode of ABC News’ “Healthy Living for Summer” series, we asked them for some tips. “We try to avoid processed sugar as much as we can,” said Paidoussi. …

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Aaron Hernandez's violent end: Was CTE to blame?

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s April suicide marked the last chapter in a dramatic fall from superstardom into a life of violence and incarceration. Now, findings from an autopsy on his 27-year-old brain have some asking whether his football career – and specifically, the blows to the head he received on the field – could be at …

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