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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 02:12 PM CST

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. The nonpartisan federal agency also found that...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:06 PM CST

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: Survey

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974....

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 07:05 PM CST

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use

Marijuana use may help with chronic pain and nausea, but a new study says there are also negative consequences for young children and those at risk for certain mental illnesses. Experts from the National...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 09:25 AM CST

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study

Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Health Fort Worth developed a program to keep fragile babies warmer. It has led to a decrease of very low birth weight babies being admitted to the NICU...

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:42 AM CST

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS Puts Out Cheaper Generic Competitor to EpiPen

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 03:17 PM CST

Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vocal vaccination skeptic, said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump has asked him to "chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity" and that he has accepted....

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 07:46 AM CST

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Holiday Twinkies, Palmer Candy Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Hostess Brands and Palmer Candy Company have recalled holiday-themed sweets over concern the desserts may be contaminated with the harmful Salmonella bacteria. Hostess Brands recalled its Holiday White...

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:48 PM CST

Classes Canceled After 800 Suburban Students Out Sick

Classes Canceled After 800 Suburban Students Out Sick

Hundreds of students were absent at a suburban high school this week, just two days after several student-athletes came down with flu-like symptoms, prompting the school to postpone its weekend basketball...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 09:47 PM CST

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Twelve states are reporting widespread flu activity as the United States slide into flu season at the start of the year. The Centers for Disease Control say flu activity is higher this season compared to last...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 06:47 AM CST

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. The latest numbers from the American Cancer Society show a 25 percent drop in cancer deaths since 1991, the peak year for cancer deaths, NBC News reported. Cancer rates are...

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