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Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 09:26 AM CDT

Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Helps Combat Deadly Outbreak in the Congo as the Virus Spreads

Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Helps Combat Deadly Outbreak in the Congo as the Virus Spreads

The Ebola virus is once again wreaking havoc in the war-torn North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, claiming an estimated 1,625 lives so far in its second-deadliest outbreak...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 05:35 AM CDT

California OKs Health Benefits to Immigrants in U.S. Illegally

California OKs Health Benefits to Immigrants in U.S. Illegally

California has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to young adults living in the country illegally. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 02:58 PM CDT

US Life Expectancy Has Been Declining. Here's Why

US Life Expectancy Has Been Declining. Here's Why

The average life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the decline for three consecutive years. A baby born in 2017 is expected to live to be 78.6 years old, which is down from 78.7 the year before, according...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 12:09 PM CDT

In US 1st, Baby Is Born From Dead Donor's Transplanted Womb

In US 1st, Baby Is Born From Dead Donor's Transplanted Womb

The Cleveland Clinic says it has delivered the first baby in North America after a womb transplant from a dead donor. Uterine transplants have enabled more than a dozen women to give birth, usually with...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 04:23 AM CDT

Hundreds of US Hospice Centers Get Failing Grades

Hundreds of US Hospice Centers Get Failing Grades

Hundreds of hospice care facilities across the country were found to have serious, life-threatening deficiencies, according to an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 07:24 PM CDT

Validity of Obama Health Care Law at Issue in Appeal Hearing

Validity of Obama Health Care Law at Issue in Appeal Hearing

With health insurance availability, cost and coverage on the line for millions of Americans, a federal appeals court seemed inclined Tuesday to rule that the core provision of President Barack Obama's signature...

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 06:26 AM CDT

Abortion Arguments at Play in Limiting Veterans' IVF Benefit

Abortion Arguments at Play in Limiting Veterans' IVF Benefit

A federal program to help injured veterans and their spouses conceive children through in vitro fertilization is being hobbled by anti-abortion forces that oppose how the process can lead to embryos being...

Friday, Jul 5, 2019 at 04:46 PM CDT

Texas Prisons Start 3D-Denture Printing Program

Texas Prisons Start 3D-Denture Printing Program

The first thing you notice about Richard Buehning is his salt-and-pepper beard. Shaggy and thick, it covers his mouth -- and his lack of teeth. For the better part of two decades, that toothless grin has been a...

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 at 08:43 PM CDT

Fertility Clinic Got Woman Pregnant With Someone Else's Babies, Lawsuit Claims

Fertility Clinic Got Woman Pregnant With Someone Else's Babies, Lawsuit Claims

A New York couple claim in a lawsuit that a California fertility clinic billing itself as “the mecca of reproductive medicine” got the wife pregnant with someone else’s babies, NBC News reports. The couple say...

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 at 02:46 PM CDT

Poll: 1 in 4 Don't Plan to Retire Despite Realities of Aging

Poll: 1 in 4 Don't Plan to Retire Despite Realities of Aging

Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say...

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