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Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 07:08 AM PST

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

A new electric engine powered by a fuel cell containing methanol — produced using a chemical process which draws carbon out of the air — is being touted by some as a weapon in the fight against man-made climate...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:52 AM PST

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

The "unique pattern" of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease known as CTE, has been found for the first time in a patient before he died, NBC News reported. It was detected in a...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 04:09 AM PST

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

The Children's Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:55 AM PST

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder. The Food and Drug Administrat...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:16 AM PST

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Over Eggs With Genetic Defect

Two couples are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic after giving birth to children with a genetic abnormality later traced back to donated eggs. The two children, both born in 2009, have Fragile X...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 09:51 AM PST

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope: Health Care Is Too Tied to People’s Finances

Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday — but he won't be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it. Instead, the special edition Huracan will be auctioned off by Sotheby's, with the...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 05:19 AM PST

American Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

American Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body, a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done on Monday in California on a patient...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 05:03 AM PST

'Obamacare' Enrollment Is Up Over Same Period in 2016

'Obamacare' Enrollment Is Up Over Same Period in 2016

The government has rolled back the amount of time to select a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act this year, but enrollment is already up over the same period last year. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:09 AM PST

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. The drive by Senate...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 01:53 AM PST

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Big House Victory for GOP Tax Plan, But Senate Fate Unclear

Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through...

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