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Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 09:35 PM EST

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report Friday. A...

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 11:12 AM EST

Laundry Pod-Linked Eye Injuries Surged in Small Kids: Study

Laundry Pod-Linked Eye Injuries Surged in Small Kids: Study

Liquid laundry packets are responsible for a surge in eye injuries in young children, according to new medical research. The pods are already under scrutiny after thousands of incidents of kids mistaking them...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 04:52 PM EST

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges have become too risky for major health insurers, and that's creating further doubt about coverage options consumers might have next year. Aetna, the nation's...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 02:55 PM EST

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed. The...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 02:38 PM EST

Tackle Food Safety: Keep Your Food Safe on Game Day

Tackle Food Safety: Keep Your Food Safe on Game Day

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a list of food safety tips for Super Bowl party hosts.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 07:46 AM EST

Science Could Soon Develop Eggs, Sperm From Skin Cells

Science Could Soon Develop Eggs, Sperm From Skin Cells

The world is on the brink of another revolution thanks to an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, which would allow doctors to develop eggs and sperm from a surprising source: skin...

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 08:21 AM EST

Tuesday Night Is Deadline for Obamacare Coverage

Tuesday Night Is Deadline for Obamacare Coverage

Overnight Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for coverage under the federal health care law. Even if the ultimate fate of Obamacare is uncertain, there's been no change for this year. About 11.5 million...

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 06:24 AM EST

NJ Health Officials: Infant May Have Spread Measles

NJ Health Officials: Infant May Have Spread Measles

Health officials in New Jersey say that an infant with measles may have exposed people in Passaic County to the highly contagious disease.

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:02 PM EST

Little Girls Doubt That Women Can Be Brilliant, Study Shows

Little Girls Doubt That Women Can Be Brilliant, Study Shows

Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure. A study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that girls as young as 6 can be led to believe men are inherently smarter and more talented than...

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 03:57 PM EST

NJ Becomes 1st State to Offer New Parents Free ‘Baby Boxes’

NJ Becomes 1st State to Offer New Parents Free ‘Baby Boxes’

New Jersey has become the first state where expectant parents can get a free "Baby Box" for their newborn. The Baby Box Co. announced the Baby Box University program on Thursday. The global integrated program...