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Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 01:52 PM PST

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges have become too risky for major health insurers, and that's creating further doubt about coverage options consumers might have next year. Aetna, the nation's...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:55 AM PST

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed. The...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:38 AM PST

Tackle Food Safety: Keep Your Food Safe on Game Day

Tackle Food Safety: Keep Your Food Safe on Game Day

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a list of food safety tips for Super Bowl party hosts.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 04:46 AM PST

Science Could Soon Develop Eggs, Sperm From Skin Cells

Science Could Soon Develop Eggs, Sperm From Skin Cells

The world is on the brink of another revolution thanks to an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, which would allow doctors to develop eggs and sperm from a surprising source: skin...

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 05:21 AM PST

Tuesday Night Is Deadline for Obamacare Coverage

Tuesday Night Is Deadline for Obamacare Coverage

Overnight Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for coverage under the federal health care law. Even if the ultimate fate of Obamacare is uncertain, there's been no change for this year. About 11.5 million...

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:57 PM PST

NJ Becomes 1st State to Offer New Parents Free ‘Baby Boxes’

NJ Becomes 1st State to Offer New Parents Free ‘Baby Boxes’

New Jersey has become the first state where expectant parents can get a free "Baby Box" for their newborn. The Baby Box Co. announced the Baby Box University program on Thursday. The global integrated program...

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 09:02 AM PST

Little Girls Doubt That Women Can Be Brilliant, Study Shows

Little Girls Doubt That Women Can Be Brilliant, Study Shows

Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure. A study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that girls as young as 6 can be led to believe men are inherently smarter and more talented than...

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 07:21 PM PST

Gore Revives Climate, Health Summit Canceled by CDC

Gore Revives Climate, Health Summit Canceled by CDC

A conference on climate change and health is back on but apparently minus the U.S. government. Several organizers including former Vice President Al Gore have resurrected the meeting set for next month in...

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 04:12 AM PST

Scientists Take First Steps to Growing Human Organs in Pigs

Scientists Take First Steps to Growing Human Organs in Pigs

Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells made up just a tiny part of...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 07:44 AM PST
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By Jessica Glazer

How Far Can $15 Billion Go in Washington?

If one believes the back-of-the-envelope estimates by Republican leaders on Capi...View gallery

  • Almost 2 years of funding the Environmental Protection Agency
  • About 150 top-of-the-line F-35 fighter jets
  • About 2 months worth of food stamps for 45 million people
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