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Monday, Mar 12, 2018 at 08:21 AM EDT

Bids to Curb Health Care Costs Offer Little More Than Talk

Bids to Curb Health Care Costs Offer Little More Than Talk<br /><br />

It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. But Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions...

Monday, Mar 12, 2018 at 06:33 AM EDT

Eggs, Embryos Possibly Damaged at California Fertility Clinic

Eggs, Embryos Possibly Damaged at California Fertility Clinic

A San Francisco fertility clinic says thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged after a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank. Dr. Carl Herbert, president of Pacific Fertility Clinic, told...

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 01:24 PM EST

Woman Says She Found Tooth With Blood While Eating Cashews

Woman Says She Found Tooth With Blood While Eating Cashews

An Ohio woman says she found a tooth with dried blood on it while eating cashews. WOIO-TV reports Nickolette Botsford said she felt something hard while eating the nuts and vomited when she saw it looked like a...

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 09:27 AM EST

Debate Stirs Over 'America's Harvest Box,' Food Benefit Plan

Debate Stirs Over 'America's Harvest Box,' Food Benefit Plan

Hawaii's food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That...

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 03:58 AM EST

Man Gets 30 Years for Shaking Baby, Causing Brain Damage

Man Gets 30 Years for Shaking Baby, Causing Brain Damage

A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shaking his infant daughter so violently that it left her with permanent brain damage. The Ledger reports that 30-year-old Delavon Domique Johnson was...

Friday, Mar 9, 2018 at 01:07 PM EST

Caring for 'Chosen Family' Gains Ground in Sick-Leave Laws

Caring for 'Chosen Family' Gains Ground in Sick-Leave Laws

In the last two years, Arizona, Rhode Island and the three biggest U.S. cities — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — have passed laws that let workers use sick days to care for anyone who's like family to them....

Friday, Mar 9, 2018 at 12:20 AM EST

Number of Flu Cases in NY Drops for Second Consecutive Week

Number of Flu Cases in NY Drops for Second Consecutive Week

State health officials say the number of confirmed influenza cases across New York has decreased for the second consecutive week.

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 04:21 PM EST

Cheerleaders Warned About Mumps Exposure After Texas Competition

Cheerleaders Warned About Mumps Exposure After Texas Competition

Thousands of cheerleaders may have been exposed to mumps during a national cheerleading competition in Dallas last month. The Texas Department of State Health Services sent a letter to everyone who attended the...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:26 AM EST

Cigna to Spend About $52 Billion for Express Scripts

Cigna to Spend About $52 Billion for Express Scripts

The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care's bill payers attempt to get a...

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 at 08:30 PM EST

Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Largest in Decades; 846 Cases

Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Largest in Decades; 846 Cases

Brazil's yellow fever outbreak has now infected more people than the previous one, which had been the largest in decades. The Health Ministry said Wednesday that officials have confirmed 846 cases of the...

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