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Senate leader expects Obamacare repeal this week, new plan ‘quickly’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday the Senate would take the first step in repealing President Barack Obama's health care law by the end of this week and that a replacement health care plan

Britain’s health service in a ‘humanitarian crisis’ – Red Cross

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health service is engulfed in a "humanitarian crisis" that requires the support of the Red Cross to use Land Rovers to transport patients, the charity said on Saturday. Founded

Choked by smog, Beijing creates new environmental police

BEIJING (AP) — Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning in the city, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over China's persistent problems with smog.

Iraq war veteran accused of killing five at Ft. Lauderdale airport

An Iraq war veteran took a gun out of his checked luggage and opened fire in a crowded baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, killing five people, months after he showed up at

Children aged 7 to 17 killed in Texas home by toxic chemical gas

Four children aged 7 to 17 died after a toxic gas leak from a pest control product at their home in Amarillo, Texas, fire officials said on Tuesday. Six others survived the incident, with Martha Balderas, the

New drug approvals fall to six-year low in 2016

Last year turned out to be a disappointing one for new drug approvals with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearing just 22 new medicines for sale, the lowest number since 2010 and sharply down on

Armless Syrian boy thrives in US, hopes family can join him

SHARON, Mass. (AP) — Ahmad Alkhalaf has had a busy year.

Vera Rubin, pioneering U.S. dark matter astronomer, dies at 88

Rubin died on Sunday at an assisted living facility in Princeton, New Jersey, and had suffered from dementia for several years, Allan Rubin, a geosciences professor at Princeton University, said in an email. Rubin, a Philadelphia native,

Synthetic stem cells to regenerate heart tissue

American and Chinese researchers have developed synthetic cardiac stem cells that could have the same therapeutic impact as human stem cells, with the added benefit of reducing the risk of graft rejection in cellular therapy. Cellular

FDA approves Biogen drug for lead genetic cause of infant death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has approved Biogen Inc's drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy, the leading genetic cause of death in infants. It is the first FDA-approved medicine for spinal muscular