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Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 07:38 PM EST

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. Obama signed...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 06:04 PM EST

Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act increases funding for medical research and hopes to speed approval of experimental treatments.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 01:50 PM EST

Oklahoma May Require Restroom Signs in Anti-Abortion Effort

Oklahoma May Require Restroom Signs in Anti-Abortion Effort

Oklahoma plans to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and public schools to post signs inside public restrooms directing pregnant women where to receive services as part of an effort to reduce abortions...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 07:34 AM EST

NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000

NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000

Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating an unauthorized third-party intrusion into an internet application on its network. In a statement released Monday, the company said the data accessed...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 10:14 AM EST

97-Year-Old Still Running Strong

97-Year-Old Still Running Strong

World War II veteran Albert Booth is still running marathons at age 97 and has no plans of slowing down.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 06:49 AM EST

Bill Murray, President Obama Talk Cubs, Sox at White House

Bill Murray, President Obama Talk Cubs, Sox at White House

A Cubs fan and a Sox fan walk into the Oval Office… to talk about health care?

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:08 AM EST

Washington is First State to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Washington is First State to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM EST

Coke Wants in on 'Foodie' Culture

Coke Wants in on 'Foodie' Culture

What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda. Coca-Cola is trying to sell more of its flagship beverage by suggesting...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:18 AM EST

Life Expectancy Drops for Americans, Rates and Causes Climb

Life Expectancy Drops for Americans, Rates and Causes Climb

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:19 AM EST

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

Drug Overdoses Kill Record Number of Americans in 2015

More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known...

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