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  • Belgium's Tigenix says heart attack stem cell trial successful

    March 13, 2017 8:00 AM 21

    BRUSSELS Belgian biotech group Tigenix said on Monday its medical trial with a novel treatment for patients at risk of heart failure after a coronary attack was successful. The group said patients treated in its PhaseI/II trial of donor-derived expanded cardiac stem cells (AlloCSC) showed no side-effects and all of them continued to live after 30 days, six months

  • Trump said no Americans would lose coverage under Obamacare repeal. Paul Ryan won’t make that promise

    March 13, 2017 12:14 AM 24

    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he doesn’t know how many Americans would lose coverage under his proposal to revise the Affordable Care Act, which is under fire from fellow Republicans, AARP and virtually every sector of the U.S. health care industry. “I can’t answer that question,” Ryan said in an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation

  • The G.O.P.’s High-Risk Strategy for Health Law Repeal

    March 11, 2017 5:24 PM 27

    The risks mounted steadily throughout this past week. The insurance and health care industry cited likely damage to medical coverage for millions of Americans. Conservatives fought the bill on the grounds that it did too little to reduce subsidies. And House leaders moved forward even though the influential Congressional Budget Office has yet to assess

  • Ryan becomes face of GOP health plan

    March 11, 2017 2:32 PM 20

    Ryan has been on a full-court media blitz to make the public sales pitch since the House GOP legislation was unveiled early this week. He’s appeared repeatedly on conservative media with top hosts including Fox News's Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, with more such interviews expected. Perhaps most memorably, Ryan made a show of a PowerPoint presentation

  • Republican Health Plan Could End Insurance Coverage of Abortion

    March 11, 2017 1:52 AM 23

    The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would bar people from using federal tax credits to buy health insurance plans that cover abortion. If the measure is passed, abortion rights advocates fear it could compel insurers to stop offering abortion coverage at all. “There’s no reason insurers would sell any plans that cover abortion

  • Holly Robinson Peete Has A Crucial Message For Parents Of Boys

    March 10, 2017 10:32 PM 18

    "Letting your boys know when they can and when they cannot pursue a sexual encounter is very, very important." Holly and Rodney Peete have a message to share with their fellow parents ― particularly those who have sons, like they do: Make sure you talk to your boys about consent. “The concept of consent and letting your boys know when they can and when they cannot

  • Trump to select Scott Gottlieb, a physician with deep drug-industry ties, to run the FDA

    March 10, 2017 7:18 PM 16

    President Trump is set to select Scott Gottlieb, a conservative physician and businessman with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a White House official said Friday. If confirmed, Gottlieb would bring a strong pro-industry, deregulatory approach to an agency that Trump has criticized as being

  • House GOP leaders pitch Obamacare replacement plan to holdouts as a ‘first step’

    March 10, 2017 3:09 PM 21

    Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy throws cold water on Medicaid plan House Republican leaders sold their Obamacare replacement plan Friday as a “thoughtful foundation” for future reforms that will drive down health costs, heaping pressure on GOP holdouts who say the plan doesn’t go far enough. “We’re not stopping here. This is just the beginning of our work,” Ways and Means

  • If Rural Voters Were Angry Before, Wait Until The GOP Repeals Obamacare

    March 10, 2017 12:39 PM 27

    They'll pay more and their hospitals will suffer under the GOP replacement for Obamacare, experts say. Democrats are ready to pounce. delved into Nevada, where Republican Sen. Dean Heller faces a battle for re-election in 2018. First, the poll found Trump’s approval ratings are under water, at 42 percent positive versus 50 percent negative. Heller comes

  • Vienna zoo culls 20 pelicans after bird flu virus found

    March 10, 2017 12:28 PM 16

    VIENNA An Austrian zoo culled 20 pelicans on Friday after it found the entire group was infected with the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus, the zoo said. Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo tested its pelican flock, one of the largest of any zoo worldwide, after the virus was found in one pelican earlier this week. The virus has spread widely across Europe