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Opioid Addicts Worry About Losing Obamacare

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:32:08 GMT

Obamacare brought health coverage to millions of Americans. It's saved the lives of those caught up in the opioid addiction epidemic.

Couple Celebrates Twin Pregnancy After Fertility Struggle: 'We prayed for 953 days'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:40:00 GMT

The couple, who were high school sweethearts, live outside of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas. They learned about their fertility problems shortly after they started trying to have a family in 2014.

What 'This Is Us' Got Right About Panic Attacks

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:12:00 GMT

This week's episode of 'This Is Us' highlighted an important topic: panic attacks. And it got viewers talking.

Addicts Given Opioids Alongside Treatment, Study Finds

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:06:00 GMT

Two-thirds of people prescribed a drug usually used to treat opioid addiction get more of the addictive drugs after treatment, researchers say.

New Drugs May Stop Migraines Before They Start

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:11:00 GMT

Relief may be on the horizon for people suffering from migraines.

Deadly Heroin Overdoses Quadrupled in Last 5 Years

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:38:50 GMT

The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a government agency said Friday.

Best RX After Breast Cancer? Exercise

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:33:30 GMT

Want to keep breast cancer from coming back? Exercise is the best way, studies show.

Testosterone Gel Didn't Help Men's Memories

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:11:00 GMT

Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function, researchers said Tuesday.

Trans Students Face 'Detrimental' Health Effects Without Fed Protection

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:59:00 GMT

Health professionals fear the Trump administration's decision to rescind past guidance on trans protections could lead to 'detrimental' health effects for trans kids.

New Group Takes on Drug Prices and Big Pharma

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:22:00 GMT

It's a good time to be an advocate for lower drug prices. A cancer patient with a $26,000 per month drug bill thinks he's right for the cause.

Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:38:00 GMT

Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.

Two Women Positive for Zika After False Negatives in D.C.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:01:00 GMT

The CDC is retesting 409 specimens that tested negative in Washington, D.C., last year, and so far two have already come back positive.

David Cassidy Reveals Dementia: I 'Always Knew This Was Coming'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:37:33 GMT

The onetime star of "The Partridge Family" reportedly struggled to remember the lyrics to songs during a weekend concert in California.

Newborns vs. Toddlers: 6 Big Ways They Differ

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:05:00 GMT

One day it's sponge baths in the sink and the next you're cleaning "Paw Patrol" training toothpaste spittle off the bathroom mirror.

Rare Disease Makes Woman Allergic to Her Husband

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:02:00 GMT

A rare and progressive immunological disease has forced 30-year-old Johanna Watkins to live in isolation in her home.

Doctors Test Vaccine Against Mosquito Spit

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:05:37 GMT

The NIH has started testing a vaccine designed to protect against all diseases spread by mosquitoes, from Zika to malaria and yellow fever.

Doctors Can Ask Patients About Guns: Federal Court

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:45:00 GMT

A federal appeals court has ruled that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a NRA-supported law aimed at restricting such discussions to be a violation of the First Amendment's right to free speech.

Would You Want to Know the Future If You Could? Most Say No

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:16:00 GMT

Most people don't want to know what life has in store for them whether the future brings good things or bad, a new study finds.

Superbugs Grow in Hospital Plumbing: Study

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:05:00 GMT

Antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria grow up hospital drains and can splash out into sinks and onto counters, researchers reported Friday.

Boehner Gives Obamacare Repeal Long Odds

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:01:00 GMT

If Republicans repeal Obamacare without a substitute, "anything that happens is your fault. You broke it," former House Speaker John Boehner said.

Could Infections Cause Autism?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:57:35 GMT

A new study supports the argument that infections during pregnancy may cause some cases of autism.

GOP Obamacare Plans May Cost Older Americans

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:11:32 GMT

Some Republican plans for tweaking Obamacare could mean much higher health insurance premiums for Americans over 50.

GOP Draft Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid, Insurance Subsidies

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:50:00 GMT

A GOP draft bill to begin repealing and replacing Obamacare includes cuts in spending on Medicaid, increases on top-shelf health plans.

Company 'Pauses' Launch of $89,000 Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:15:34 GMT

A drugmaker fiven FDA approval to market a generic drug for muscular dystrophy has 'paused' rollout after an outcry over its $89,000-a-year price tag.

Cats Cleared of Causing Mental Illness

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:04 GMT

Your kitty is in the clear: People who grow up with cats are no more likely than anyone else to develop mental illness, British researchers say.