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Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:19 AM EDT

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth

Incoming college students have long feared the freshman 15, the alleged 15 pound weight gain common among first year students. But studies suggest this concept is nothing more than a myth, NBC News reported. O...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 07:35 AM EDT

Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study

Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study

The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. The analysis released...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:16 AM EDT

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported. Megan Schultz...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 09:36 AM EDT

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. Women, older adults and racial...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 01:37 PM EDT

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study

Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 03:09 PM EDT

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven

A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 06:40 AM EDT

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study

Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia. Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 08:53 AM EDT

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 08:53 AM EDT

Public Lactation 'Pods' Open for Nursing Moms in 5 Boroughs

Public Lactation 'Pods' Open for Nursing Moms in 5 Boroughs

The city's Health Department has officially opened five public "lactation pods" -- one in each borough -- for nursing moms.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 06:43 AM EDT

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...

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