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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:55 AM PST

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder. The Food and Drug Administrat...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:16 AM PST

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Two couples are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic after giving birth to children with a genetic abnormality later traced back to donated eggs. The two children, both born in 2009, have Fragile X...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 09:51 AM PST

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday — but he won't be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it. Instead, the special edition Huracan will be auctioned off by Sotheby's, with the...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 05:19 AM PST

American Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

American Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body, a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done on Monday in California on a patient...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 05:03 AM PST

'Obamacare' Enrollment Is Up Over Same Period in 2016

'Obamacare' Enrollment Is Up Over Same Period in 2016

The government has rolled back the amount of time to select a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act this year, but enrollment is already up over the same period last year. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:09 AM PST

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. The drive by Senate...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 01:53 AM PST

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 04:21 AM PST

CVS Blames Pharmacy Outages on 'Internal Network' Problems

CVS Blames Pharmacy Outages on 'Internal Network' Problems

After a major system outages at CVS Health pharmacies due to an "internal network infrastructure issue," since Tuesday, CNBC reported. The cause is unknown according to a CVS spokesperson, CNBC reported....

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:44 AM PST

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups About 45 Pct Ahead of Last Year's Pace

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups About 45 Pct Ahead of Last Year's Pace

Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year's pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:02 AM PST

'Invisible Mending': US Scientists Try 1st in-Body Gene Edit

'Invisible Mending': US Scientists Try 1st in-Body Gene Edit

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on...

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