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Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:36 PM CDT

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 01:24 PM CDT

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 01:03 PM CDT

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:03 AM CDT

Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Recalled by Maker

Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Recalled by Maker

Some of the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone has been recalled by its maker, Hospira, over the potential presence of particulate matter, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. Certain lots of Naloxone...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 09:44 AM CDT

NY Man Sues CVS for Blabbing to Wife About Viagra Use

NY Man Sues CVS for Blabbing to Wife About Viagra Use

A Long Island man is suing CVS after a pharmacist allegedly blabbed about his use of an erectile-dysfunction drug to his wife. The New York Post reports Michael Feinberg had a prescription for Viagra that he...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 07:41 AM CDT

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

On Tuesdays, 18-month-old Joaquim Santos spends an hour sitting by himself in a corner of a special needs classroom in this small city in northeast Brazil, one of the country's poorest regions and one hit...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 07:10 AM CDT

Medicare Will Run Out of Money in 2026, Trustees Forecast

Medicare Will Run Out of Money in 2026, Trustees Forecast

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. T...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 11:03 AM CDT

Supreme Court Sides With Trump Admin. in Pregnant Teen Case

Supreme Court Sides With Trump Admin. in Pregnant Teen Case

The Supreme Court is rejecting a suggestion by the Trump administration that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union might deserve to be sanctioned in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen it helped...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 12:25 PM CDT

Skimping Seniors Still Face Higher Med. Costs: Gov't Report

Skimping Seniors Still Face Higher Med. Costs: Gov't Report

Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report due out Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 05:35 PM CDT

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic...

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