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Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 06:59 PM EST

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 03:54 PM EST

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech by...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 01:14 PM EST

New Blood Test Could Detect Cancer, and Find It in the Body

New Blood Test Could Detect Cancer, and Find It in the Body

A new blood test developed by bioengineers at UCSD would be able to detect cancer, and then find where in the body the tumor is growing.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:47 AM EST

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Pivotal industry and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive....

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 07:09 AM EST

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Michael Fasman's 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn't want to give her painkillers because "they just knock her out." So the San Francisco...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 04:17 AM EST

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work begins. Republicans must navigate a...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 03:46 PM EST

Sleepy Students Allowed to Nap at Some NM Schools

Sleepy Students Allowed to Nap at Some NM Schools

A handful of high schools in New Mexico are letting their students sleep in school, NBC News reported. Not during class, though. The schools in Las Cruces are letting students take 20-minute naps between...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 06:13 PM EST

Conservative Groups Give 'RyanCare' Negative Reviews

Conservative Groups Give 'RyanCare' Negative Reviews

The reviews are starting to come in on the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as "ObamaCare," and aside from the Trump administration, they aren't very good to start out. Major...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM EST

Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: Study

Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: Study

Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons. The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:39 AM EST

GOP Congressman Suggests Buying Health Care, Not Phone

GOP Congressman Suggests Buying Health Care, Not Phone

Rep. Jason Chaffetz advised consumers concerned about changes to the health care system under the long-awaited Republican health care plan that they may want to choose between to putting money aside for their...

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