Trump order seeks disclosure of hospital prices
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down , administration officials said.
Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages for US officials
NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.
Supreme Court to review insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.
Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency."
France may let lesbian couples use in-vitro fertilization
PARIS (AP) — The French government is drafting legislation to give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures in France instead of having to seek it abroad.
Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Marti Poll knows she should see a doctor. Sometimes she has a severe tightness in her chest. She also has chronic sinus and ear infections.
Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists called an end to their protest Sunday inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave, citing life-threatening danger, and authorities pulled some protesters out.
The Latest: China's Qu Dongyu is new chief of UN food agency
ROME (AP) — The Latest on picking the new chief for the Food and Agriculture Organization (all times local): 1:55 p.m. China's agricultural deputy minister Qu Dongyu has been elected as the new director general of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
UN food agency members vote to elect new director general
ROME (AP) — Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have started voting to elect the new head of the U.N. food agency, and China's candidate is seen as the front-runner.
2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election.
'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients
It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.
AP FACT CHECK: The silent partner in Trump's boasts
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a silent partner behind several of the accomplishments he likes to boast about: Barack Obama.
California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is planning to intensify its enforcement against the state's thriving illegal marijuana market, including launching an ad campaign Friday that urges consumers to seek out licensed shops with safe products.
Lawmakers decry perilous federal lockups for migrant kids
CLINT, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers on Friday were calling for swift change after reports this week of more than 250 infants, children and teens being held inside a windowless Border Patrol station, struggling to care for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.
Elton John gets top French award, joins AIDS fight call
PARIS (AP) — Elton John, a newly awarded Legion of honor pinned to his suit, joined a call Friday by French President Emmanuel Macron to fund AIDS research and treatment.
No charges in Kentucky anti-abortion activist assault case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a women's clinic.
Restaurants could be 1st to get genetically modified salmon
NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish.
Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority.
California Assembly committee backs vaccine exemption law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Assembly committee backed new rules for vaccination exemptions on Thursday following a raucous, hours-long hearing in the midst of a national measles outbreak and renewed scrutiny of immunization policies.
Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect
New Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect while the government appeals decisions that blocked them, a federal appeals court said Thursday.
1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study released Thursday.
Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some governments fear has gone out of control.
The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Trump administration has ordered a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's boasts, blasts and promises at rally
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted with abandon in launching his 2020 re-election campaign, overreached in excoriating his critics and promised progress on his border wall and health care that is improbable at best.