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
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
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...
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
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
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,...
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
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...
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT
Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills
The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while.
The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...