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39 min ago Rare Rat Virus Hits Pet Breeders, CDC Says
At least eight people who breed pet rats have been infected with an unusual and sometimes deadly virus called Seoul virus, the CDC said.
39 min ago CDC Cancels Conference on Climate Change, Health
The CDC canceled a planned conference on how climate change affects health but declined to explain why. Other experts say they're wary of Trump.
39 min ago GOP Obamacare Replacement Would Give Power to States
Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law.
4 hours ago Trump Revives Reagan-Era Anti-Abortion Policy
President Donald Trump reinstated Reagan's "Global Gag Rule," stopping foreign aid to clinics abroad that provide or advocate for abortion services.
4 hours ago Obamacare Saved Thousands from Colon Cancer
Obamacare rules encouraging early cancer screening saved thousands from dying of colon cancer, a new report finds.
10 hours ago Watch Out for Bird Flu, WHO Says
The WHO called on all countries to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and to watch for a human pandemic.
22 hours ago Cigna Drops Mylan's EpiPen For Cheaper Generic
EpiPen prices are starting to crack.
22 hours ago Marijuana Helps Pain, Could Worsen Mental Illness: Report
Marijuana can help ease chronic pain but it can raise the risk of severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, a new report found.
22 hours ago Killer Mice Show Where Hunting Instinct Starts in Brain
Researchers have transformed normally timid lab mice into snapping, super-efficient killers by manipulating circuits in the brain's "fear center"
22 hours ago Congress Moves Closer to Obamacare Repeal
The House of Representatives votes Friday on an important step to repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
22 hours ago Trump HHS Pick Got Preferred Stock Option
Rep. Tom Price, picked by Trump to head HHS, got a special stock deal from an Australian drug company trying to break into the U.S. market.
22 hours ago Superbug From India Killed Nevada Woman
A Nevada woman who had traveled to India died from a rare superbug that could not be killed by any antibiotic available in the U.S.
22 hours ago Many Brits Are Feeling 'Blue' Today — But Shouldn't Be
Although #BlueMonday was trending on Twitter, most of the tweets were advertisements — for vacations, hydrating creams and feel-good cookies.
22 hours ago U.S. Abortion Rate at Lowest Level Since 1973
The U.S. abortion rate has plunged to its lowest level since the still-controversial Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973.
22 hours ago 18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Report
About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office says.
22 hours ago Is Obamacare a Scapegoat for All Health Care Woes?
'Obamacare' was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 health care reform law. But it gave a handy, partisan whipping boy for complaints.
22 hours ago McKesson to Pay $150 Million in Painkiller Reporting Case
The Justice Department said the company failed to put in a system to detect suspicious orders of painkillers which are frequently misused.
22 hours ago When Seeing the Most Depraved Side of the Internet Is Your Job
Machines are getting smarter, but human moderators are still crucial in the fight against child exploitation, bestiality and other violent crimes.
22 hours ago Ohio Grandma Was Expected to Die. Then She Woke Up
Just two months ago, the family of Eloise Barnette was saying good-bye.
22 hours ago Private Insurers: Source or Solution for Obamacare Woes?
President-elect Trump says private insurers companies can lower costs and get health insurance to more Americans. But Obamacare already uses them.
22 hours ago Skin Cancer Cream Killed Dogs, FDA Says
A cream used to treat and prevent skin cancer has killed five dogs who accidentally ate some, the FDA says.
22 hours ago 5 Obamacare Rules Trump Could Change Now
The Trump administration is in place and one of his first targets was Obamacare, his predecessor's signature policy.
22 hours ago Rare Virus Hits Pet Rat Breeders, CDC Says
At least eight people who breed pet rats have been infected with an unusual and sometimes deadly virus called Seoul virus, the CDC said.
22 hours ago President Trump Signs First Executive Order — on Obamacare
The executive order is aimed at "minimizing the economic burden" of the health care law "pending repeal," and says Trump's policy is prompt repeal.
22 hours ago Device Gives Speechless a Voice More Like Their Own
For 8-year-old Leo True-Frost, who has cerebral palsy, the difference means a machine that helps him speak no longer sounds like a robotic man.
22 hours ago Trump Is Biggest Threat to Rights: Roe v. Wade Attorney
On the 44th anniversary of the landmark abortion rights decision, Sarah Weddington feels like her life's work is more at risk than it's ever been.
Yesterday This Test Can Tell If Your Prostate Cancer Will Come Back
Researchers say they've found a new way to tell if a man's prostate cancer will come back and kill him after treatment.
Jan 21 President Trump Signs Executive Order on Obamacare
The executive order is aimed at "minimizing the economic burden" of the health care law "pending repeal," and says Trump's policy is prompt repeal.
Jan 20 President Trump Signs Executive Action on Obamacare
The executive order is aimed at "minimizing the economic burden" of the health care law "pending repeal," and says Trump's policy is prompt repeal.
Jan 20 Six Surprising Health Rules That Could Vanish
Obamacare repeal is under way, but here are six rules you may not have known were covered by the Affordable Care Act.