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Monday, May 15, 2017 at 06:23 PM PDT

Senate Moderates Hold Bipartisan Health Care Talks

Senate Moderates Hold Bipartisan Health Care Talks

Moderate senators from both parties met Monday to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. The evening session came as Republican senators have begun...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 05:06 PM PDT

Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid

Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid

President Donald Trump is moving forward with a plan to massively expand a ban on federal dollars going to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information. Senior administration...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 03:07 PM PDT

Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen: Coroner

Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen: Coroner

A 16-year-old South Carolina boy who collapsed in a classroom had so much caffeine ove a two-hour span that it killed him, a medical examiner said Monday. Davis Allen Cripe died April 26 at Palmetto Health...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:29 AM PDT

Diesel Pollution Worse Than Tailpipe Tests Estimate: Study

Diesel Pollution Worse Than Tailpipe Tests Estimate: Study

Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says. That extra pollution translated to another 38,000 deaths from...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 06:10 AM PDT

What Namastes in Vegas: Yoga Makes Inroads in Gambling Mecca

What Namastes in Vegas: Yoga Makes Inroads in Gambling Mecca

Las Vegas isn't known for mind-steadying experiences. But as the city broadens the range of interests and wallets it appeals to, companies have carefully selected an array of unique, picture-perfect sites where...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 05:06 AM PDT

School Districts Brace for Changes in Medicaid Distributions

School Districts Brace for Changes in Medicaid Distributions

For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say...

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 04:33 AM PDT

Brazil Declares End to Zika Emergency After Fall in Cases

Brazil Declares End to Zika Emergency After Fall in Cases

Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world. The mosquito-borne virus wasn't considered a major health...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 01:28 PM PDT

Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market

Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market

Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook, NBC News reported. NBC News searched Facebook and found postings to trade insulins, EpiPens, asthma inhalers and other prescription...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:17 PM PDT

Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 09:48 AM PDT

Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers

Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers

Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users — a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized...

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