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Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 02:21 PM EDT

US Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit Another High

US Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit Another High<br /><br />

Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases. More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 01:41 PM EDT

Coffee Sold in California Could Come With Cancer Label

Coffee Sold in California Could Come With Cancer Label

A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM EDT

Long-Term Care for the Aging and Ailing Is Surging: Survey

Long-Term Care for the Aging and Ailing Is Surging: Survey

Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year. Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push the median cost of...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 04:21 AM EDT

Medicaid Recipients Watch Nervously as Health Bill Teeters

Medicaid Recipients Watch Nervously as Health Bill Teeters

With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety. The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 07:10 PM EDT

Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing

Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing

Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:19 AM EDT

1M-Person Study Seeks End to Cookie-Cutter Health Care

1M-Person Study Seeks End to Cookie-Cutter Health Care

U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments, and lifestyles interact. Today, health care is based on averages,...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:32 PM EDT

Sen. Collins' Opposition Likely Kills GOP Health Care Drive

Sen. Collins' Opposition Likely Kills GOP Health Care Drive

The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 06:38 AM EDT

'About Time': BYU's 6-Decade Caffeinated Soda Ban Fizzles

'About Time': BYU's 6-Decade Caffeinated Soda Ban Fizzles

Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:27 PM EDT

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply

CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients, NBC News reported....

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 09:39 PM EDT

GOP Health Bill Provisions Help 2 States: Analysts

GOP Health Bill Provisions Help 2 States: Analysts

Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored...

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