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Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 05:21 PM PST

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

US Health Officials Cancel Climate Conference

The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor said he was told by the CDC that it was worried how...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 05:05 PM PST

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act on Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law while eliminating the mandate requiring citizens to carry...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 09:31 AM PST

WHO on 'High-Alert' Over New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

WHO on 'High-Alert' Over New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

The World Health Organization is urging all countries to monitor avian influenza and to report any human cases that could indicate the beginning of a flu pandemic, Reuters reported. About 40 countries have...

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 04:57 AM PST

Fighting Winter Allergies

Fighting Winter Allergies

Many people believe that as the spring and fall seasons wrap up, so do their allergies, but that's not always the case once winter rolls around.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 07:41 PM PST

Costco Agrees to Pay $12M Over Lax Pharmacy Practices

Costco Agrees to Pay $12M Over Lax Pharmacy Practices

Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $12 million to settle Justice Department allegations of lax pharmacy controls over a four-year period. The Issaquah, Washington-based company acknowledges in...

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 02:53 PM PST

Judge Blocks Texas From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

Judge Blocks Texas From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:44 AM PST

1 in 4 US Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Strain

1 in 4 US Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Strain

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavir...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 06:39 AM PST

Mom, Toddler Daughter Fight Cancer at the Same Time

Mom, Toddler Daughter Fight Cancer at the Same Time

Heather Wilson received some bad news just five days before Christmas. The 31-year-old mother of three, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor six months earlier, learned that her 14-month-old...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 05:50 AM PST

Caffeine May Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Caffeine May Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Scientists used blood samples and studies medical and family history for people in their study. In this research, a connection was found between that inflammatory process and caffeine consumption.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:12 PM PST

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. The nonpartisan federal agency also found that...

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