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Some Hospitals Will Now Offer Patients Interest-Free Loans
Fri, 26 May 2017 08:16:01 GMT
Around 77 percent of Americans cannot afford an unexpected medical bill of $2,000 or more.
Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Up 55 Percent
Thu, 25 May 2017 19:09:00 GMT
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease rose by 55 percent over the last 18 years, federal researchers reported. It's probably due to a mix of factors.
Two Staffers at Pennsylvania Rehab 'Lodge' Die of Drug Overdoses
Thu, 25 May 2017 18:13:00 GMT
Two staffers at an unlicensed Pennsylvania recovery home for drug addicts trying to kick their habits died on the same night from the same thing — overdoses from a lethal mix of heroin and fentanyl.
What the GOP Bill Would Do to Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits'
Thu, 25 May 2017 17:09:00 GMT
Maternity care. Mental health. Dentist visits for kids. States trying to save money health insurance are likely to ask to cut these and other services if the latest version of the GOP's health reform bill passes, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
Health Care Bill Impact on Premiums, Uninsured, Pre-existing Conditions
Thu, 25 May 2017 13:18:39 GMT
The GOP health care bill would insure 23 million fewer people than current law after a decade, while potentially impacting many with pre-existing conditions, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
Vermonters Turn Their Backs on Vaccine 'Debate'
Thu, 25 May 2017 12:14:13 GMT
When petitions and arguments failed to stop a meeting of vaccine skeptics, residents avoided confrontation. Instead, they held a bake sale.
Girl Pulled Into Water by Sea Lion Treated for 'Seal Finger'
Thu, 25 May 2017 12:01:00 GMT
The little Canadian girl who was dragged into the water by a sea lion over the weekend is being treated for a related infection, the Vancouver Aquarium said on Wednesday.
Marijuana Extract Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy
Thu, 25 May 2017 11:41:11 GMT
A compound taken from marijuana greatly helped some children with a severe and often deadly form of epilepsy, doctors reported.
Gene Study Shows Zika's Stealthy Spread
Wed, 24 May 2017 22:44:00 GMT
The Zika virus was spreading in Brazil for as long as a year before anyone noticed, and for weeks and months in places such as Miami, studies show.
Drink Less, Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Wed, 24 May 2017 21:33:00 GMT
The study also found a strong link between obesity, alcohol consumption and breast cancer.
Meditation May Have a Dark Side, New Study Says
Wed, 24 May 2017 20:50:00 GMT
Contrary to popular belief, a new study says meditation can result in distressing and potentially impairing experiences.
Ariana Grande Fans Suffered 'Same Injuries' as Kids in Syria: Surgeon
Wed, 24 May 2017 13:22:37 GMT
British Dr. Mounir Hakimi is all too familiar with innocent children being killed by bombs. He just never thought it would happen so close to home.
Ethiopian Wins Race to Head WHO
Tue, 23 May 2017 22:57:13 GMT
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the WHO Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the giant agency.
Women Not Getting Zika Followup, Expert Says
Tue, 23 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT
Only about a quarter of babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant are getting the recommended follow-up, an expert warned.
See the States That Trump's Budget Would Hit the Hardest
Tue, 23 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT
Trump's budget will overhaul many of the country's social safety-net programs — ones more commonly used in Republican-leaning states.
From 10 to 375 Cases in Two Weeks: Students Get 'F' for Flu Shots
Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:10 GMT
It started with 10 students — but within two weeks at The College at Brockport, 375 had the flu, the biggest outbreak in decades.
Transgender Woman Defends Man Who Botched 'Back-Alley Surgery'
Tue, 23 May 2017 15:53:00 GMT
A transgender woman who had her testicles removed without a doctor said she had tried to get surgery "through legitimate routes" without success.
Botulism Confirmed in Nacho Cheese Outbreak
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:15:00 GMT
California officials said botulism killed one man and sickened nine others who ate nacho cheese from a service station.
Conservative Reps Urge Trump to Fire NIH Head
Mon, 22 May 2017 23:47:32 GMT
A group of conservative members of Congress urged President Trump to fire NIH director Francis Collins because of his support for stem cell research.
Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:37:00 GMT
More genes for intelligence have been found, but don't expect designer smart babies or DNA tests for big brains.