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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 at 12:45 PM EST

Support for 'Medicare-for-All' Fluctuates With Details, Poll Finds

Support for 'Medicare-for-All' Fluctuates With Details, Poll Finds

"Medicare-for-all" makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they'd pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays to get it. The survey, released Wednesday by the nonpartis...

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 at 03:06 AM EST

New Program Launched to Help Curb Teen Vaping Epidemic

New Program Launched to Help Curb Teen Vaping Epidemic

Struggling to grapple with the epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration is holding a public hearing Friday to solicit ideas on the best interventions to curb youth e-cigarette use, NBC News reports. Among the...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 04:06 PM EST

In Limbo: Leftover Embryos Challenge Clinics, Couples

In Limbo: Leftover Embryos Challenge Clinics, Couples

Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 04:16 PM EST

No One Knows the Best Way to Stop Teens' Vaping Addictions

No One Knows the Best Way to Stop Teens' Vaping Addictions

The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 02:08 PM EST

New Documents in OxyContin Case Shed Light on Drug's Sales

New Documents in OxyContin Case Shed Light on Drug's Sales

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 08:45 PM EST

Good Luck Making Sense of Your Hospital's Price List

Good Luck Making Sense of Your Hospital's Price List

Hospitals have posted the prices of their services, NBC News reported. Good luck making sense of them. Since Jan. 1, hospitals across the country have been publishing price lists online to comply with a new...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 07:22 AM EST

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted by Shutdown

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted by Shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as...

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 08:34 AM EST

Democrats Roll Out Big Healthcare Proposals at State Level

Democrats Roll Out Big Healthcare Proposals at State Level

Riding the momentum from November's elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. T...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 02:31 PM EST

CDC Says It’s Another Severe Flu Season

CDC Says It’s Another Severe Flu Season

Flu seasons have been particularly severe in recent years and this one in no different. An estimated 6.2 million to 7.3 million people in the United States have been sick with the flu since October, federal...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 05:43 AM EST

Starbucks Exploring Adding Needle-Disposal Boxes in Bathroom

Starbucks Exploring Adding Needle-Disposal Boxes in Bathroom

Starbucks is exploring installing needle-disposal boxes in the bathrooms of certain stores to provide a safe way of throwing out syringes and other drug paraphernalia, NBC News reported. The company's...

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