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What's Behind the Huge Spike in Insulin Costs?
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:57:52 GMT
Prices have skyrocketed in the past five years for insulin, which treats Diabetes. The nation now spends more than $322 billion annually to treat it.
Golf Balls in Hash Browns Lead to Recall
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:49:00 GMT
McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested" along with the potatoes and chopped up.
U.S. Surgeon General Replaced Under Trump Administration
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:18:31 GMT
Murthy, 39, said his appointment under Obama to the post was a humbling experience. He is being replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.
March for Science Protesters Say They're the Real Patriots
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:10:00 GMT
Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they cheered their passions.
House GOP Moves Ahead on New Compromise on Health Care
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:58:58 GMT
Pressure is mounting on House Republicans to move forward with a new idea that would amend their health care bill.
'It Is Time to Speak Up': Anxious Scientists Plan to Shake D.C.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:33:00 GMT
Scientists fed up with alternative facts are hitting the streets this weekend. As one marcher says, it's bad when the introverts start protesting.
Breast Cancer Rates Rise Among Asian-American Women as Others Stay Stable
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:07:35 GMT
Breast cancer rates have been increasing among Asian-American women over the past 15 years, according to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Pesticide Maker Pushes White House to Ignore Risk Study
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:39:00 GMT
Dow wants the Trump administration to ignore findings of federal scientists who say some common pesticides are harmful to about 1,800 species.
CVS, Starbucks Highlight America's Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:42:00 GMT
We've come a long way from the soda fountain: Drugstore giant CVS announced Thursday it's cutting back on candy in favor of healthy food.
Cherokee Nation Sues Opioid Distributors, Retailers
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:04:00 GMT
The Cherokee Nation's suit alleges the companies have contributed to 'an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse' within the tribe.
House Republicans Mull Health Care Compromise, Again
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:20:58 GMT
Compromise seeks to bridge differences between moderate and conservative House members but no signs yet that it can achieve that goal.
Could Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:01:00 GMT
People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week.
Constipated? Gut Doctors Share Four Fixes for Belly Bloat
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:08:00 GMT
Constipation. It's one of those icky topics most of us are too squeamish to talk about so we suffer in bloated, uncomfortable silence.
Can Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenate Your Brain?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:12:00 GMT
A protein in human umbilical cord blood seems to rejuvenate the brains of old mice, researchers report. It's a long way from helping you, though.
No One Wants This Gene Therapy Treatment
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:07:00 GMT
A biotech company that marketed the world's first commercial gene therapy treatment has pulled it from the market because no one wants it.
Cycle or Walk to Work and Live Longer
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:31:21 GMT
People who cycle to work cut their risk of cancer by 45 percent, and walking or cycling lowers the risk of heart disease and early death of all kinds.
How a Health Savings Account Could Save You Money
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:10:31 GMT
HSAs allow individuals and families to save dollars tax-free, then spend that money on whatever health care needs they may have.
U.S. Plans $485 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:44:00 GMT
The federal government promised nearly $500 million to all 50 states to help fight the opioid crisis.
Google Wants to Map Your Health
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:09:15 GMT
Google's life sciences arm is launching a four-year study of people's health.
Turns Out Running Is Socially Contagious
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:25:00 GMT
Got an exercise app on your smart phone? Your posts might be convincing your friends to get fit, too.