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  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Health care spending will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks post cautious gains ahead of Fed statement TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted today as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to…

  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance. “No longer will…

  • Chiefs’ Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the…

  • Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion Harvey’s forearms were heavily bandaged…

  • Skip the pharmacy, head to the farm: Physicians write prescriptions for fruits, vegetables

    Some D.C. doctors are skipping traditional medications. Instead, they’re writing their patients prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s…

  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood’s supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization’s affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue.…

  • Chiefs’ Berry cleared to return after lymphoma treatments

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is returning to the practice field, less than eight months after a stunning cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career. Berry was cleared by…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    US analyst Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel, to be paroled in November after 30 years WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international…

  • Dodgers’ Turner goes to emergency room with leg infection

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner went to an emergency room Tuesday for treatment on a pimple on his leg that turned into an infection. Turner was scratched from the Dodgers’ lineup…

  • Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87

    MIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87. Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended…

  • Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan…

  • Gilead beats Street 2Q forecasts on surge in sales, profit

    Blockbuster hepatitis C medicine Harvoni propelled Gilead Sciences Inc.’s second-quarter profit up 23 percent as total revenue for the biotech drugmaker jumped 26 percent and it raised its 2015 sales forecast for the second time.…

  • FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach. The Food and Drug Administration cleared Reshape Medical’s balloon as another…