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  • Yet another thing Veterans Affairs can't do right

    Patients at Atlanta's Veterans Affairs hospital didn't get their medications on time because hospital staff lacked access to medication carts that actually worked, the VA's inspector general found.

  • Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. The study, published Wednesday, is one step toward developing an...

  • Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

    New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use. Niacin is a type of B vitamin long sold over the...

  • Health officials: Food label changes not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them. Public health advocates say that information is necessary to help consumers make healthy choices at the supermarket. They'd like to...

  • Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November. Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women...

  • VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the agency's top official said Wednesday. Acting VA Secretary...

  • By pandering to the base, Democrats show they know they're losing the Senate

    The tell-tale sign Republicans expected to lose the Senate in 2006 appeared June 28 of that year. That was when the GOP turned to stunts to save themselves.

  • The surprising thing Veterans Affairs admitted while asking Congress for $18 billion more

    Even the VA cannot trust its own numbers on delivering health care and processing disability claims, the acting secretary of the agency said as he asked for $17.6 billion in new funding Wednesday.

  • VIDEO: Veterans Affairs has lost trust of vets, American public, acting secretary says

    Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson said Wednesday the VA has lost the trust of both United States veterans and the American public.

  • Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

    LONDON (AP) — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United Nations AIDS agency released Wednesday. Officials declared...

  • Congress scrambles to deal with Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    When the Supreme Court last month struck down a key Obamacare birth control mandate, it left it up to Congress to sort out the details. Less than two weeks after the ruling, both parties are scrambling to do just that.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers clash on abortion bill

    Senate lawmakers are at odds over a big abortion bill before Congress.

  • Veterans Affairs spies, stonewalls on people investigating it

    Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.

  • Congressional Budget Office downgrades fiscal outlook, but not because of debt

    The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.

  • VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey tells Congress that the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000....



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