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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 04:29 AM PST

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a...

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 09:22 AM PST

GOP-Leaning States Line Up to Require Work for Medicaid

GOP-Leaning States Line Up to Require Work for Medicaid

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid. Whe...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 01:31 PM PST

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

Influenza is "in lots of places" right now and is peaking across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, NBC News reported. "Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now....

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 08:58 PM PST

Kentucky Is First to Get OK for Medicaid Work Requirement

Kentucky Is First to Get OK for Medicaid Work Requirement

Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 09:00 PM PST

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough medications that contain opioids like codeine should not ever be taken by kids and they’ll now need to be labeled to make that clear, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA will also...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:36 PM PST

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 03:00 PM PST

U.S. Suicide-By-Opioid Deaths May Be Underreported, Study Says

U.S. Suicide-By-Opioid Deaths May Be Underreported, Study Says

A portion of opioid deaths across the country classified as "accidental poisoning" may actually be misreported suicides, according to a UCLA study published online Wednesday. The study suggests that the rate of...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 05:11 PM PST

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

With opioids killing and devastating more people than any other health crisis in Pennsylvania's history, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday declared a disaster emergency that suspends regulations hindering access to...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:14 PM PST

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

It's too early to say that romaine lettuce is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least 24 people in the U.S. and 40 in Canada sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday....

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 06:53 PM PST

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Shedding just five percent of your body weight does a lot, NBC News reported. It’s enough to decrease total body fat, visceral fat (the dangerous kind that hugs your organs), and liver fat. Plus, that small tip...

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