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50 min ago DOJ Asks for More Time to Mull Religious Exemption to Contraception Coverage
Is the Trump administration reneging on Donald Trump's campaign promise to exempt religious organizations from having to provide birth control?
50 min ago You Thought It Was An Urgent Care Center, Until You Got The Bill
Patients are confusing free-standing emergency rooms with urgent care centers, and paying a price.
4 hours ago Artificial Womb Is a Kinder, Gentler Incubator
Researchers are creating a watery, artificial womb called Biobag to improve care for extremely premature babies.
4 hours ago Beware of 'Natural' Cancer Cures That Could Harm, FDA Warns
The FDA is warning 14 companies to stop making bogus cancer cure claims and is warning consumers not to buy into the quackery.
7 hours ago Pee in Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs: Lab Tests Reveal the Dirty Truth
Jeff Rossen goes undercover to learn if there's urine in swimming pools, water parks and hot tubs. The truth lab tests reveal isn't pretty.
7 hours ago Desperate Families Driven to Black Market Insulin
Without insulin Gabriella dies. She's allergic to the one her insurer covers, and can't afford the one she needs. So her mom made a desperate choice.
10 hours ago More Proof Exercise is a Magic Health Elixir
Doctors don't fully understand why exercise is so good for your body, but they've just found more benefits of working out.
Today Poll: 50 Percent Have Little to No Confidence in GOP Health-Care Push
Half of Americans say they have little to no confidence that Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare would make things better.
Today Poll: 50% Have Little to No Confidence in GOP Health-Care Push
Half of Americans say they have little to no confidence that Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare would make things better.
22 hours ago Why Do People Dump Lifesaving Heart Drugs?
Within two years after a heart attack, nearly one in five people stop taking life-saving cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, research finds.
22 hours ago Turns Out Running Is Socially Contagious
Got an exercise app on your smart phone? Your posts might be convincing your friends to get fit, too.
22 hours ago Google Wants to Map Your Health
Google's life sciences arm is launching a four-year study of people's health.
22 hours ago U.S. Plans $485 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic
The federal government promised nearly $500 million to all 50 states to help fight the opioid crisis.
22 hours ago No One Wants This Gene Therapy Treatment
A biotech company that marketed the world's first commercial gene therapy treatment has pulled it from the market because no one wants it.
22 hours ago Can Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenate Your Brain?
A protein in human umbilical cord blood seems to rejuvenate the brains of old mice, researchers report. It's a long way from helping you, though.
22 hours ago House Republicans Mull Health Care Compromise, Again
Compromise seeks to bridge differences between moderate and conservative House members but no signs yet that it can achieve that goal.
22 hours ago Cherokee Nation Sues Opioid Distributors, Retailers
The Cherokee Nation's suit alleges the companies have contributed to 'an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse' within the tribe.
22 hours ago CVS, Starbucks Highlight America's Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar
We've come a long way from the soda fountain: Drugstore giant CVS announced Thursday it's cutting back on candy in favor of healthy food.
22 hours ago Pesticide Maker Pushes White House to Ignore Risk Study
Dow wants the Trump administration to ignore findings of federal scientists who say some common pesticides are harmful to about 1,800 species.
22 hours ago Breast Cancer Rates Rise Among Asian-American Women as Others Stay Stable
Breast cancer rates have been increasing among Asian-American women over the past 15 years, according to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California
22 hours ago 'It Is Time to Speak Up': Anxious Scientists Plan to Shake D.C.
Scientists fed up with alternative facts are hitting the streets this weekend. As one marcher says, it's bad when the introverts start protesting.
22 hours ago House GOP Moves Ahead on New Compromise on Health Care
Pressure is mounting on House Republicans to move forward with a new idea that would amend their health care bill.
22 hours ago March for Science Protesters Say They're the Real Patriots
Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they cheered their passions.
22 hours ago U.S. Surgeon General Replaced Under Trump Administration
Murthy, 39, said his appointment under Obama to the post was a humbling experience. He is being replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.
22 hours ago Golf Balls in Hash Browns Lead to Recall
McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested" along with the potatoes and chopped up.
22 hours ago Could Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke?
People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week.
22 hours ago CDC Still Stumped by Mystery Paralysis in Kids
Disease detectives say they're still stumped by what causes a rare, polio-like paralyzing condition in kids and say they don't have a No. 1 suspect.
22 hours ago We May Be Missing a Bunch of Opioid Deaths
Doctors may not realize that people taking opioids are more likely to get infections, and to die from them, the CDC says.
22 hours ago More Proof Exercise Is the Elixir Your Body Needs to Stay Healthy
22 hours ago Here's One Way Meat Can Kill You
Researchers trying to figure out how meat causes heart disease came up with another explanation: an essential nutrient called choline may do it.