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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 03:23 PM PDT

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

Health care prices vary in different parts of the U.S., according to a new study that digs into the pattern of costs around the country, NBC News reported. The report from the Health Care Cost Institute...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:02 AM PDT

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and regrets drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according...

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 05:30 AM PDT

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

Despite warnings about the dangers laundry detergent pods pose to children, calls to poison control centers continue to rise, NBC's "Today" show reported, citing a new study published Monday. The study...

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 02:41 AM PDT

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Many people who would benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana are beginning to rise up to protest the new laws, NBC News reports. They say “CBD-only” laws allow residents with specified conditions...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 09:44 AM PDT

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 per cent in...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 09:59 AM PDT

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Women who had irregular periods in their 20s were more likely to develop ovarian cancer decades later, according to a new study, NBC News reported. Researchers reported in the International Journal of...