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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:27 PM PDT

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year. A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 08:48 AM PDT

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:08 AM PDT

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Two moms have spent much of their free time in the last three years infiltrating private Facebook groups where parents of autistic children share dangerous methods that aim to "heal" the kids of the as-yet...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:33 AM PDT

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The "Medicare for All" plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what's offered in other advanced countries, compounding the...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 02:49 PM PDT

Trial Begins in Challenge to 4 Abortion Laws in Virginia

Trial Begins in Challenge to 4 Abortion Laws in Virginia

A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said abortion is "one of the safest medical procedures that exist." Dr. Mark Nichols, an obstetrician/gynecologist...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 03:53 AM PDT

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 01:26 PM PDT

'How Dare They': Gov. Newsom Talks Abortion Restrictions During Health Care Tour

'How Dare They': Gov. Newsom Talks Abortion Restrictions During Health Care Tour

California Gov. Gavin Newsom discussed Alabama’s controversial near-total abortion ban while in San Diego Saturday on his health care tour.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:06 PM PDT

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

It's called DIPG, and chances are, it's one of the worst cancers you've never heard of. And it's one that hits children. That's why DIPG Awareness Day — May 17 — has been created. It's also why a Herndon family...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:51 PM PDT

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:57 PM PDT

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion....

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