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Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:27 AM EDT

Maine Senate Passes Bill to End Most Vaccine Exemptions

Maine Senate Passes Bill to End Most Vaccine Exemptions

A bill to end Maine's religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines is heading to the governor's desk. The Senate voted 19-16 Thursday to enact the bill, which would end the state's religious and...

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 07:58 AM EDT

Arguments Over Rape and Incest Divide Abortion Opponents

Arguments Over Rape and Incest Divide Abortion Opponents

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it's divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 03:11 PM EDT

62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day

62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day

Better check your raw meat before firing up the grill for Memorial Day. Illinois-based Aurora Packing Company is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that were shipped out for further distribution and...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:17 AM EDT

Lilly Selling Half-Price Version of Popular Humalog Insulin

Lilly Selling Half-Price Version of Popular Humalog Insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:20 AM EDT

Michael Phelps Honored for Honesty on Mental Health, Helping Others

Michael Phelps Honored for Honesty on Mental Health, Helping Others

Because he is willing to share his story of depression and raise awareness of mental health issues, Michael Phelps was given the fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion on Tuesday night in Boston.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 03:27 PM EDT

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year. A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:48 AM EDT

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:08 AM EDT

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Two moms have spent much of their free time in the last three years infiltrating private Facebook groups where parents of autistic children share dangerous methods that aim to "heal" the kids of the as-yet...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:29 AM EDT

Pee In The Pool: Survey Reveals Disturbing Trends

Pee In The Pool: Survey Reveals Disturbing Trends

Americans will soon head to the pool as Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer swimming season, but the survey finds that many knowingly contribute to making pools dirty -- a practice that can lead to...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:33 AM EDT

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The "Medicare for All" plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what's offered in other advanced countries, compounding the...

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