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Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 04:32 PM PDT

States Make Move in Fight Over Health Care Reform

States Make Move in Fight Over Health Care Reform

Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced Thursday they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act. The legal move is...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 05:17 AM PDT

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens of 2017

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens of 2017

If you think all sunscreens are created equal, think again. Consumer Reports has released its annual list of top sunscreens as well as a warning about the SPF number on some bottles: If you put too much...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 07:54 PM PDT

Vaccine May Cut HPV Infections, an Oral Cancer Risk, in Men

Vaccine May Cut HPV Infections, an Oral Cancer Risk, in Men

The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds. These cancers are rising...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM PDT

Common Lead Test May Be Wrong, FDA and CDC Say

Common Lead Test May Be Wrong, FDA and CDC Say

As NBC News reports, many children and pregnant women may need to get new lead tests because one of the most common lab tests may have given falsely low readings, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 06:18 AM PDT

Bullying Persists in School, Reports of Sex Crime Up: Study

Bullying Persists in School, Reports of Sex Crime Up: Study

One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 03:13 AM PDT

Efforts to Reduce US Uninsured Stalled in 2016: CDC

Efforts to Reduce US Uninsured Stalled in 2016: CDC

After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 06:23 PM PDT

Senate Moderates Hold Bipartisan Health Care Talks

Senate Moderates Hold Bipartisan Health Care Talks

Moderate senators from both parties met Monday to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. The evening session came as Republican senators have begun...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 05:06 PM PDT

Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid

Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid

President Donald Trump is moving forward with a plan to massively expand a ban on federal dollars going to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information. Senior administration...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 03:07 PM PDT

Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen: Coroner

Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen: Coroner

A 16-year-old South Carolina boy who collapsed in a classroom had so much caffeine ove a two-hour span that it killed him, a medical examiner said Monday. Davis Allen Cripe died April 26 at Palmetto Health...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:29 AM PDT

Diesel Pollution Worse Than Tailpipe Tests Estimate: Study

Diesel Pollution Worse Than Tailpipe Tests Estimate: Study

Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says. That extra pollution translated to another 38,000 deaths from...

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