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Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 01:39 PM EDT

Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities. The administration just might eliminate...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 06:30 AM EDT

Simulating Mom's Womb in Research to Help Earliest Preemies

Simulating Mom's Womb in Research to Help Earliest Preemies

Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 08:57 AM EDT

Colorado Abortion Law, 1st in US, Marks 50th Anniversary

Colorado Abortion Law, 1st in US, Marks 50th Anniversary

Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions. Before the law, Colorado — like many states — allowed abortions only if a woman's life...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:12 AM EDT

Overcoming Opioids: Special Schools Help Teens Stay Clean

Overcoming Opioids: Special Schools Help Teens Stay Clean

Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers and even fewer offer teen-focused groups or programs. After treatment, adolescents find little structured...

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:51 AM EDT

3 African Countries Chosen to Test 1st Malaria Vaccine

3 African Countries Chosen to Test 1st Malaria Vaccine

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year...

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 09:39 PM EDT

Future of Revamped Health Care Bill Remains Dubious in House

Future of Revamped Health Care Bill Remains Dubious in House

President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which...

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:46 AM EDT

CVS, Starbucks and the Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar

CVS, Starbucks and the Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar

Healthy foods are taking real estate from candy at some CVS stores, the store chain announced Thursday, a response to changing customer preferences and shopping habits, NBC News reported. In CVS Pharmacy's new...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 08:52 PM EDT

Germ in Raw Milk, Poultry Now Tops Food Poisoning List

Germ in Raw Milk, Poultry Now Tops Food Poisoning List

The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The report counts cases in only 10...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 06:26 PM EDT

Sweet Drinks Linked to Dementia: Study

Sweet Drinks Linked to Dementia: Study

Don't be so fast to finish that soda. The latest report from the Framingham Heart Study found that people who frequently drink sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have a poorer memory and less brain...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 08:21 PM EDT

White House Pushes Uncertain Bid to Revive Health Care Bill

White House Pushes Uncertain Bid to Revive Health Care Bill

Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber's GOP leaders, burned by a...

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