Health

Closed-door drama of GOP health care talks

Senate Republicans have been working behind closed doors on health care for several weeks, and it's now close to do-or-die time if they want to get something done this summer. Here's the state of play:

Obamacare enrollment slides to 10.3 million

Some 10.3 million people actually enrolled in Obamacare, as of mid-March, Trump administration officials said Monday. That's down from the 12.2 million who signed up for coverage when open enrollment ended on January 31.

Teens and texts: Suicide case exposes risks of messaging

Their text messages were meant only for each other. But now hundreds of one young couple's intimate written exchanges have been exposed as the dramatic focus of a trial that could land a woman in jail years after her boyfriend killed himself.

How Rep. Herrera Beutler saved her baby

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Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.

Could snake venom help heart patients?

An experimental antiplatelet drug has surprising bite. Based on a protein found in snake venom, the new drug prevented blood clotting in mice without causing excessive bleeding after an injury, according to research published Thursday in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. The drug has yet to be tested in humans.

DEA warns first responders of accidental overdose

Accidental opioid overdose is an alarming phenomenon being seen more frequently among first responders, including police officers and paramedics, which is why the US Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning to them this week.

'Dry drowning' suspected in Texas toddler's death

A week after swimming on a family vacation, a 4-year-old boy from Texas took his last breath. The suspected cause of death is "dry drowning," a rare condition in which there is a delayed physical reaction to inhaling water.

FDA wants opioid painkiller pulled off market

The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market. The agency says this the first time it has asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled due to "the public health consequences of abuse."

'My body is awesome': Trans man expecting first child

Like most anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy, Trystan Reese is dealing with cravings and heartburn. But unlike most first-time parents, Reese is a transgender man who is expecting a baby with his partner of seven years, Biff Chaplow. The Portland, Oregon, couple will welcome a son in July.