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Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 07:13 PM EDT

New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich

New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich

A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 06:20 PM EDT

Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report

Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report

Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies are...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 08:08 AM EDT

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 02:01 PM EDT

US Uninsured Up by 2M This Year as Gains Erode: Survey

US Uninsured Up by 2M This Year as Gains Erode: Survey

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what's at...

Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 at 02:58 PM EDT

As Drug Resistance Evolves, Gonorrhea Is Getting Harder to Treat

As Drug Resistance Evolves, Gonorrhea Is Getting Harder to Treat

Gonorrhea infections are becoming harder and harder to treat, according to new data published by the World Health Organization. The WHO found that ciprofloxacin and azithromyc – two drugs commonly used to treat...

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 11:54 PM EDT

FDA Approves First New Drug in 20 Years for Sickle Cell

FDA Approves First New Drug in 20 Years for Sickle Cell

he U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can't properly carry oxygen throughout the...

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 08:26 AM EDT

Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids in Much of US: CDC

Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids in Much of US: CDC

Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released Thursday finds. The amount of opioids...

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 06:40 PM EDT

Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse

Painkiller Maker Stops Sales at FDA Request Because of Abuse

The maker of painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because of abuse. Endo International PLC said Thursday it will voluntarily stop selling the pills,...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:21 PM EDT

Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study

Smelling Your Food Leads to Weight Gain: Study

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that smell-deficient mice who ate the same amount of fatty foods as mice who could smell, gained twice their normal weight. In addition, mice...

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 01:32 PM EDT

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That's the premise behind the recent approval...

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