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Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 11:24 AM CDT

Federal Health Care Website Up and Running After Slow Start

Federal Health Care Website Up and Running After Slow Start

The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was up and running Thursday after a slow start as sign-up season for 2019 opened days before the midterm elections. Du...

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 01:17 PM CDT

Studies: Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Parkinson's Risk

Studies: Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Parkinson's Risk

Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of...

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 01:00 AM CDT

US Steps Up Scrutiny of Funds for Asbestos Exposure Victims

US Steps Up Scrutiny of Funds for Asbestos Exposure Victims

The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims,...

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 07:10 AM CDT

Halloween Can Be Deadly for Pedestrians, Traffic Study Says

Halloween Can Be Deadly for Pedestrians, Traffic Study Says

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on...

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 12:12 PM CDT

Gum, Bottled Water, Pizza Bagels want to be Called 'Healthy'

Gum, Bottled Water, Pizza Bagels want to be Called 'Healthy'

Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to...

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 02:00 PM CDT

Southern Illinois University Starts Marijuana, Hemp Research

Southern Illinois University Starts Marijuana, Hemp Research

Southern Illinois University is creating new programs for students who want to know more about marijuana.

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 04:58 PM CDT

Residents Raise Concerns About Sterigenics at Hearing

Residents Raise Concerns About Sterigenics at Hearing

Hundreds of Willowbrook residents voiced concerns Friday at an Illinois committee hearing about what they said are dangerous emissions being produced by the Sterigenics facility in their community.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 11:22 PM CDT

Trump: New Proposal Will Lower Some US Drug Prices

Trump: New Proposal Will Lower Some US Drug Prices

Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 07:54 PM CDT

US Approves First New Type of Flu Drug in 2 Decades

US Approves First New Type of Flu Drug in 2 Decades

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 07:32 AM CDT

Young People Back Single-Payer Health Care, Poll Finds

Young People Back Single-Payer Health Care, Poll Finds

Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

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