Walgreens announced this week that it plans to stock all of its stores across the U.S. with Narcan as the nation's opioid epidemic reaches new levels.
The medication, which is administered via nasal spray...
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 08:53 AM PDT
Bipartisan Health Care Bill Would Slash Deficit: Report
A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets would slash the federal deficit by nearly $4 billion in the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office announced Wednesday.
The CBO determined...
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:49 PM PDT
Trump Readies Opioid Plan, But Some Worry It Won't Be Enough
President Donald Trump's long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency finally arrives this week, but some advocates are worried that it won't be backed with the money and commitment...
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 03:17 PM PDT
Can the 'Uber of Birth Control' Fix Contraceptive Deserts?
Often referred to as the "Uber of birth control," Nurx ships birth control directly to a woman's doorstep, bypassing the traditional visit to a clinic or physician typically necessary for getting or renewing...
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 09:32 AM PDT
Bay Area Families Push For Better Alzheimer's Research
Lila Bear recently quit her full-time job to care for her paternal grandparents, who both suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The dual diagnoses had crushed her family; it marked the third time they had been forced...
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 03:44 PM PDT
GOP Lawmakers Propose New Conditions on Health Bill
Two top Republicans announced a bill Tuesday restoring federal subsidies to insurers while including tough conditions sought by the White House. Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it, but the measure...
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 05:01 AM PDT
Crying Babies Push Same 'Buttons' in Mothers' Brains: Study
Crying babies push the same "buttons" in their mothers' brains no matter what their culture, a new study suggests.
The research found that mothers in 11 countries tend to react the same way to their bawling...
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 05:55 AM PDT
US Uninsured Up 3.5M This Year; Expected to Rise: Survey
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to...
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 01:52 AM PDT
Pollution Is Deadlier Than War, Disaster, Hunger: Study
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS,...
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 10:40 PM PDT
Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation
Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks.
"If grandpa wears his Crocs with socks, Colton has to wear his Crocs with socks," Pennie Krietemeier,...