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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 at 11:28 PM EST

'Fetus,' 'Transgender' Among 7 Banned Words at CDC: Report

'Fetus,' 'Transgender' Among 7 Banned Words at CDC: Report

The Trump administration reportedly banned staff of the nation's top health protection agency from using seven words or phrases in budget-related documents. But federal health officials on Saturday pushed...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:45 PM EST

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 04:56 PM EST

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM EST

How to Step Up Your Coffee Game With a Chemex

How to Step Up Your Coffee Game With a Chemex

Making delicious home-brewed coffee will be easier than you think with these quick and easy steps to make coffee using a chemex. 

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:39 PM EST

Step Up Your Coffee Game With an Aeropress

Step Up Your Coffee Game With an Aeropress

Making delicious home-brewed coffee will be easier than you think with these quick and easy steps to making a cup of coffee with an Aeropress.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 05:25 PM EST

Mental Health Care Worries Linger 5 Years After Sandy Hook

Mental Health Care Worries Linger 5 Years After Sandy Hook

Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:06 PM EST

Children May Lose Health Insurance as CHIP Funding Runs Dry

Children May Lose Health Insurance as CHIP Funding Runs Dry

Officials in several states started warning families this week that funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out. The joint state-federal health plan designed to...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:36 AM EST

Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System as Kids Pried From Homes

Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System as Kids Pried From Homes

Across the U.S., soaring use of heroin and other opioids has sent tens of thousands of kids flooding into the foster care system — creating a generation of children abandoned by addicted parents, orphaned by...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM EST

Holding His Son, Jimmy Kimmel Pleads for Health Care Program

Holding His Son, Jimmy Kimmel Pleads for Health Care Program

Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with...

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 04:21 PM EST

Some Glitches Seen in Deadline Week for 'Obamacare' Sign-Ups

Some Glitches Seen in Deadline Week for 'Obamacare' Sign-Ups

Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for "Obamacare" sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In...

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