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Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 09:26 AM EDT

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the Republicans health care bill that was tweeted out by the vice president is drawing criticism from Democrats, concerned over the bill's repercussions for...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 06:33 PM EDT

Science Says: Who and What is to Blame for Cancer?

Science Says: Who and What is to Blame for Cancer?

Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 05:52 PM EDT

Death Rates Up For Middle Age Whites With Little Education

Death Rates Up For Middle Age Whites With Little Education

A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:55 PM EDT

Bird Flu Outbreak Nation's Worst Since 2015: Expert

Bird Flu Outbreak Nation's Worst Since 2015: Expert

A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday....

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:27 PM EDT

Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan

Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan

Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 08:08 PM EDT

High Court Bolsters Rights of Learning-Disabled Students

High Court Bolsters Rights of Learning-Disabled Students

A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 04:59 PM EDT

Baby Born With 4 Legs, 2 Spines Survives Risky Surgery

Baby Born With 4 Legs, 2 Spines Survives Risky Surgery

A 10-month-old baby born with four legs and two spines is recovering well after undergoing a complex and risky medical procedure in Chicago, doctors say. Young Dominique came to Chicago from the Ivory Coast in...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 05:25 PM EDT

Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill

Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with "something terrific." Now, House Republicans are in danger of losing a vote on...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 04:03 PM EDT

FDA: Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Form of Cancer

FDA: Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Form of Cancer

Breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer that may have killed at least nine people, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, NBC News reported. The cancer is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma...

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