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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 03:09 AM CST

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. The drive by Senate...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 03:53 AM CST

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 06:21 AM CST

CVS Blames Pharmacy Outages on 'Internal Network' Problems

CVS Blames Pharmacy Outages on 'Internal Network' Problems

After a major system outages at CVS Health pharmacies due to an "internal network infrastructure issue," since Tuesday, CNBC reported. The cause is unknown according to a CVS spokesperson, CNBC reported....

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:44 PM CST

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups About 45 Pct Ahead of Last Year's Pace

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups About 45 Pct Ahead of Last Year's Pace

Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year's pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 09:02 AM CST

'Invisible Mending': US Scientists Try 1st in-Body Gene Edit

'Invisible Mending': US Scientists Try 1st in-Body Gene Edit

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 01:03 PM CST

How Law Enforcement Uses Narcan to Combat the Opioid Crisis

How Law Enforcement Uses Narcan to Combat the Opioid Crisis

As the American opioid crisis reaches near epidemic levels, law enforcement agencies across the country are training their officers how to use Narcan to revive people who have overdosed. The LA County...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 12:54 PM CST

FDA Warns of Injury, Death With Herbal Supplement Kratom

FDA Warns of Injury, Death With Herbal Supplement Kratom

Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs The...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 09:52 AM CST

FDA Approves First Digital Tracking Pill

FDA Approves First Digital Tracking Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 05:24 AM CST

Is There a Link Between Rising Teen Suicide, Social Media?

Is There a Link Between Rising Teen Suicide, Social Media?

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 05:29 PM CST

Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a...

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