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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM EST

Women Twice as Likely as Men to Have Depression, Survey Finds

Women Twice as Likely as Men to Have Depression, Survey Finds

Women are twice as likely as men to be depressed, a new survey finds. “Women were almost twice as likely as were men to have had depression,” the team at NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 05:44 AM EST

Winners and Losers Under Medicare Drug Plan in Trump Budget

Winners and Losers Under Medicare Drug Plan in Trump Budget

Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 02:32 AM EST

Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made...

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 02:53 PM EST

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic....

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 at 02:03 AM EST

On Drug Costs, Modest Steps Follow Trump's Big Promises

On Drug Costs, Modest Steps Follow Trump's Big Promises

President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. Th...

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 08:23 AM EST

'The President Saved My Life': Cancer Survivor Meets Trump

'The President Saved My Life': Cancer Survivor Meets Trump

Don Bouvet wore a suit for the second time in his life Friday, when he visited the White House to meet with the man he credits for saving his life: President Donald Trump. Last year, Bouvet said he couldn’t...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 05:47 PM EST

Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?

Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?

A New Jersey house may be home to one of the worst bed bug infestations ever seen. Pest control found thousands of the tiny bloodsuckers all over the house and it took three months to get rid of them all.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 05:44 PM EST

Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs

Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs

It may surprise you to learn that libraries have become a hotspot for picking up bed bugs. So as you turn the pages on the latest teen vampire novel, there may be an actual bloodsucker living inside.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 04:37 PM EST

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 04:48 PM EST

Nearly 11.8M Enroll for Obama Health Law in 2018

Nearly 11.8M Enroll for Obama Health Law in 2018

Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the...

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