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This undated combination of photos provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association in July 2017 shows a cancer patient with gray hair that unexpectedly turned dark while taking new immunotherapy drugs. Fourteen such cases were among 52 lung cancer patients being followed to see whether they developed bad side effects from the drugs - Keytruda, Opdivo and Tecentriq. (JAMA via AP)
No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugsCancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark in a development that has doctors scratching their heads
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Texas panel suspends license of man accused in opioid deathsA state panel has suspended the medical license of a Texas doctor who federal authorities say wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 1, 2005 file photo, traditional Halau dancers blow conch shells to welcome the Hokule'a voyaging canoe into Kailua Bay. The Polynesian double-hulled vessel was built to test anthropological migration theories. For years, Hawaii has ranked as one of the healthiest states, but a study released Friday, July 20, 2017 finds that original Hawaiians are in strikingly poor health. Surveys have long ignored native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, or grouped them in with Asians. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)
Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study saysA new government study finds that Native Hawaiians _ the descendants of Hawaii's original Polynesian settlers _ are in relatively poor health
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Protesters against the Republic health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climbRepublicans leaders are pushing toward a Senate vote next week on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives at the Senate for final votes of the week on the day after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Sen. Graham, McCain's closest friend in the Senate, said that they had spoken by telephone Wednesday night and that the diagnosis had been a shock to McCain. "John has never been afraid of is death," said Graham, of McCain, 80, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'Sen. John McCain is battling brain cancer but vows to return to the Senate
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rides an escalator on Capitol Hill in Washington. Americans aren’t too thrilled with “Obamacare” and they definitely don’t like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting toward the political left, with 62 percent saying it’s the federal government’s responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage, while 37 percent say it is not. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health careAP-NORC Poll: 62 percent say feds should make sure that all Americans have health care coverage as public opinion appears to shift to the left
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementiaHints but no proof yet that lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia; rigorous US study set to start next year
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumorSen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace navigator Leticia Chaw, right, helps gather information for Jennifer Sanchez to re-enroll in a health insurance plan in Houston. Shoppers will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage on the ACA's insurance exchanges with the announcement in July 2017 that President Donald Trump's administration ended contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 citiesShoppers will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after President Donald Trump's administration ended contracts that brought assistance into 18 cities
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Doctor who linked kids' lead exposure to health issues diesDr. Herbert Needleman, a pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues, dies at 89
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Britain's Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, left, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive after a Regatta of the river Neckar in Heidelberg, Germany, Thursday, July 20, 2017. The British Royal couple and their children are on a three-day-visit to Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research centerThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are participating in a rowing regatta, have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany
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FILE - In this Dec.1, 2016 file photo, an HIV-positive Filipino lights candles around an AIDS symbol as he participates in an event in observance of World AIDS Day in Quezon city, Philippines. For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, FILE)
For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugsFor the 1st time, UN says more than half of people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus
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