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Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.

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Health care bill appears doomed

Health care bill appears doomed

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a party that has vowed for years to abolish the law.

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McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery

McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation.

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Children at risk as Vatican hospital chased profits

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ROME (AP) -- When doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase children's hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret in-house investigation. The diagnosis: The original mission of "the pope's hospital" had been lost and was "today more aimed at profit than on caring for children."

Trump urges GOP to repeal Obama law now, replace later

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law by "immediately" repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders dismissed months ago as politically unwise.

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GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure's fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.