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California politics updates: Conservative assemblyman joins governor's race, Pelosi says she's 'worth the trouble'

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>Orange County Assemblyman Travis Allen announced on Thursday that he'll run for governor in 2018.<br>• House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed criticisms of her leadership of …

Health Care

4 GOP Senators Say They Oppose Healthcare Bill

Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy.<p>The four are Ted Cruz of Texas, …

Conservative POV

Republicans Walk Into a Health Care Trap

Eliminating programs that pay people's medical bills is hard<p>Barack Obama (Photo: White House)<p>(Bloomberg View) — Are congressional Republicans about …

Health Care

Senior Care General Counsel on House Health Bill: 'Where Does That Leave the Elderly?'

(Photo: Thinkstock)<p>A few months ago, Lawrence Lopardo's No. 1 concern was uncertainty about the future, or lack thereof, of the Affordable Care …

5 Top ACA Exchange States’ Early 2018 Plan Menus

Some states are asking issuers to file to sets of rates<p>(Image: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)<p>The individual major medical market might …

Health Care

Ohio attorney general sues 5 drugmakers over opioid epidemic

The Ohio attorney general has filed a lawsuit against five leading prescription opioid manufacturers, alleging that the companies intentionally …

Johnson & Johnson

Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds

<i>New research suggests that human vision develops until well into midlife. This may help those with amblyopia to receive corrective treatment, even in</i> …

The Brain

The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life

Her heart had stopped beating and she was no longer breathing. Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead. At 91 years old, she had lived a long life. But …

Medicine

Researchers found a new health benefit to chocolate that could prevent strokes

Is chocolate good or bad for you? This debate rages on, but a recent medical study may definitely comes down on the “pro” side — and we like the …

Health

The Death Rate From Alzheimer's Disease Has Increased 55% Over 15 Years

It's showing an important problem.<p>Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia, affects about 5.5 million Americans - a number that's …

Dementia

Our Teeth Are Making Us Sick

The left side of Jacquelyn Garcia’s face throbbed fiercely. She had tried taking Tylenol and Excedrin for the pain, but threw them up. On a Monday morning straight after working the night shift as a custodian, she rushed to the N.Y.U. emergency dental clinic. Here a student delivered the verdict: …

Health

73 percent of sunscreens don't work

The Environmental Working Group's 11th annual sunscreen guide rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1,400 products.<p>I recently took a trip to …

Skin Care

California introduces a new single-payer health care bill — here’s the staggering price tag

California has run the numbers on state single-payer health care and found that it would cost $400 billion annually.<p>SB 562, which was introduced by two Democratic state senators, would theoretically cover medical care for all California residents regardless of their citizenship or immigration …

Health Care

What You Need to Know About the New Medicare Advantage Lawsuit

The federal government is suing UnitedHealth Group (UNH) once again, accusing the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage provider of exploiting the program by providing inaccurate information about the health of its enrollees, leading to alleged damages of more than $1.14 billion from …

Medicare

British Hospitals Suffer Major Cyber Attack - What Do We Know So Far?

Britain's National Health Service (NHS) said it had suffered a major cyber attack on Friday, disrupting surgeries and hospitals, mainly in England.<p>The NHS said it had been hit with malicious software known as 'ransomware' that locks up computers and demands payment to restore access, but that so …

Health Care

Parasites could be lurking in your sushi, doctors warn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anisakiasis, an illness caused by eating parasite-contaminated fish or seafood, is on the rise in Western countries where eating sushi and other raw or undercooked fish and seafood dishes has gained popularity, according to a report published Thursday in BMJ Case Reports.<p>The authors draw a …

Medicine

'Outnumbered' debates Obama 'throwing shade' on health care

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Markets

How Senate Republicans plan to tackle health care

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The fight over repealing and replacing Obamacare now turns to the Senate, where a divided GOP conference will take up the House-passed bill and work over the next several weeks to find consensus to change it so it can both meet the chamber's unique rules and win the support of at …

U.S. Congress

Got Asthma? That'll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan

Diabetes? That's over $5,000.<p>One of the most popular parts of Obamacare is that it guarantees you can't be denied coverage or charged higher premiums simply for having a preexisting medical condition. The philosophy behind this is that people who are already sick might need medical care, and in the …

With a push from Trump, House Republicans pass Obamacare overhaul

House Republicans narrowly passed legislation Thursday to roll back the Affordable Care Act, the first step toward delivering on a years-long campaign promise despite mounting concerns from healthcare groups that the legislation would strip protections enjoyed by millions of Americans.<p>The tight …

Are you experiencing infertility? What should you do next?

For those with infertility, trying to have a child can be draining emotionally and financially, but while the experience may seem isolating, many couples are going through the same struggle.<p>One in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy, according to the Centers for …

Pregnancy

Shulkin pledges review to fix problems at DC medical center

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday pledged a top-down review at the local VA medical center after an urgent watchdog report warned that patients were being put at risk due to bad inventory practices from potentially dirty syringes to medical supply …

Veterans

Obamacare in Trump country

Artificial Intelligence can Diagnose Cancer 30 Times Faster than Doctors, and With 99% Accuracy

Researchers have developed machine learning software that can accurately diagnose a patient’s breast cancer risk 30 times faster than doctors, based …

Cancer

Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

Forward is Silicon Valley's futuristic doctor's office that looks "like an Apple Store meets 'Westworld.'"<p>For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's …

Health Care

Maryland on track to give attorney general power to sue for drug price-gouging

Maryland could become the first state to give its attorney general the power to take legal action against drug companies that dramatically increase the price of off-patent or generic drugs under a measure that is moving through the General Assembly.<p>Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) proposed the …

Government

Here's how much money doctors actually make

Not all doctors take home the same amount of money. Orthopedists — doctors who treat bone and muscle problems — make the most on average. Pediatricians, or those who take care of children, earn the least. And white doctors take home significantly more than their equally qualified peers of color, …

Health Care

Democrats Delight in GOP Health Care Defeat

Pelosi says party is glad to own 2010 health law<p>Cheers went out from the Democratic cloakroom Friday when the news broke that Republicans were …

British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

<b>British scientists say they have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.</b><p>Researchers in Oxford and Birmingham say they can isolate different strains of the disease using a process called genome sequencing.<p>It means patients who may have waited months to get the right drugs …