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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 06:55 AM PDT

'Gaming Disorder' Revives Medical Debate on Addiction

'Gaming Disorder' Revives Medical Debate on Addiction

Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 03:59 PM PDT

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

Family Separations at the Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy's cries of "Papa! Papa!" for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 03:09 PM PDT

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 03:13 AM PDT

Smoking Hits New Low: About 14 Percent of US Adults

Smoking Hits New Low: About 14 Percent of US Adults

Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 01:28 PM PDT

Rabid Bat Found in Anaheim

Rabid Bat Found in Anaheim

A rabid bat was found last week in Anaheim, prompting Orange County Health Care Agency officials to warn the public and request that anyone who may have come in contact with it to call the agency.

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