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Donald Trump, in Exclusive Interview, Tells WSJ He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Obama Health Law

Trump and Obama President-elect Donald Trump said that, after conferring with President Barack Obama, he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Affordable Care Act, an indication of possible compromise after a campaign in which he pledged repeatedly to repeal the 2010 health law.

In his first interview since his election earlier this week, Mr. Trump said one priority was moving “quickly” on the president’s signature health initiative, which he argued has become so unworkable and expensive that “you can’t use it.”


Scientists identify potential new treatment for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer tresatmentResearchers at the University of Notre Dame say they have uncovered a new approach for treating pancreatic cancer.

In a study led by Notre Dame professor Reginald Hill, medical scientists focused on FDA-approved drugs to find out why many of them don't work on pancreatic cancer. The team found that blocking the release of exosomes may help make chemotherapy more effective. Their findings were published in the journal Oncogene.


Families Facing Sticker Shock Over 400 Percent Price Hike for Insulin

Insulin price went up 400%Is insulin is the new EpiPen?

In the last eight years, the average price per milliliter of insulin has skyrocketed by over 200 percent. But there's one major difference. If you can't get an EpiPen, there's a chance you might die. If your body doesn't have insulin, you certainly will die.

"It feels like they're holding my kid ransom," said Tiffany Cara, whose son has diabetes.


D.C. Passes Bill Allowing Assisted Suicide for the Terminally Ill

DC passes assisted suicide billThe D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice.

It is the first predominantly black community to legalize so-called “death with dignity,” overcoming objections from some African American residents.


Abortion by prescription now rivals surgery for U.S. women

Medication abortionsAmerican women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in the United States, data reviewed by Reuters shows.

The watershed comes amid an overall decline in abortion, a choice that remains politically charged in the United States, sparking a fiery exchange in the final debate between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Jury awards more than $70M to woman in baby powder lawsuit

Jphnspn and Johnson baby powderA St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about the health ramifications of extended talcum powder use.

The jury ruling ended the trial that began Sept. 26 in the case brought by Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, California. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. The suit accused Johnson & Johnson of "negligent conduct" in making and marketing its baby powder.


Cuban lung cancer vaccine to be tested in US, NY governor says

Cuban lung cancer vaccineThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow trials of a Cuban lung cancer vaccine to proceed in the U.S., according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

The trials will be conducted by the New York-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Cuomo announced Wednesday, which is teaming up with Cuba’s Center of Molecular Immunology to introduce the vaccine in the U.S.


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