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US Health Spending Grew Especially Fast Last Year

U.S. health spending always grows but it grew particularly quickly last year as more people got health insurance for the first time.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:18:00 GMT
Another Miami Neighborhood Cleared of Zika

Florida state officials declared a second outbreak of Zika over in the Miami area, this one in a neighborhood north of Miami known as Little River.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:22:00 GMT
Should I Worry About Zika? Your Questions Answered

Zika has now caused two separate outbreaks in the Miami area, infecting tourists from Texas, New York and Taiwan. Americans are starting to worry.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:59:44 GMT
Suicide at 14: 'I Have Racked My Brain Trying to Understand'

Connor Ball had seen more of the world than many people could hope to see in a lifetime. When he took his own life in 2011, it was a shock.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:37:00 GMT
Most Americans Don't Want Obamacare Repealed

Only one in four people in the United States wants president-elect Trump to repeal his predecessor's health care law, according to a poll.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:22:34 GMT
Gut Germs May Affect Parkinson's, Study Finds

The bacteria and other germs living inside a person's digestive system may affect symptoms of Parkinson's disease, researchers reported Thursday.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:08:10 GMT
Magic Mushroom Drug Helps Cancer Patients

The "magic mushroom" drug psilocybin can help cancer patients relax and feel less distressed about their disease, two teams of doctors found.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:14:14 GMT
Can Internalizing Stereotypes Make You Sick?

Could stereotypes perpetuated by healthcare providers be internalized by members of marginalized groups and literally us sicker?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:54:00 GMT
U.N. Apologizes for Haiti Cholera Spread, Not for Causing It

Researchers say cholera was introduced to Haiti by Nepalese troops who were part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:55:00 GMT
Outgoing UN Head Pledges to Continue Working for AIDS-Free World

Ban Ki-moon marked his last World AIDS Day as Secretary-General of the UN by pledging to continue working to achieve an AIDS-free world.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:09:32 GMT
Prince Harry and Rihanna Take HIV Test Together

Prince Harry and singer Rihanna took an HIV test together while in Barbados to raise awareness about the illness on World Aids Day

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:20:00 GMT
New Initiative Aims to Improve HIV Care for Black Gay Men

Half of black gay and bi men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes, according to the CDC, and a new initiative, His Health, aims to improve their care.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:42:14 GMT
Latinas Likely to Develop Heart Disease Earlier: How to Prevent It

According to the American Heart Association, only one-in-three Latinas are aware that heart disease is their number one killer.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:38:00 GMT
Magic Mushrooms May be Good for Cancer Patients

Though hallucinogenic mushrooms have been illegal in the U.S. for more than 40 years, two new studies suggest they may be beneficial to some. About 80

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:04:00 GMT
Respect Science, Researchers Say in Warning Shot to Trump

More than 2,300 Americans scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, issued an open letter to the president-elect and to Congress Wednesday.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:33:34 GMT
New Federal Rule Bans Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide

The new rule will expand the impact of smoking bans to more than 940,000 units. Obama administration officials cited protecting children's health.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:14:54 GMT
House Passes 'Cures' Bill

The House passed a sweeping biomedical bill Wednesday.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:03:40 GMT
Americans May Exaggerate Food Allergies

More Americans than ever before say they have food allergies, but there's in fact not much evidence to back this up, experts said Wednesday.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:57:00 GMT
Lucy Swung From Trees, Scans Show

The famous pre-human "Lucy" had strong arms that show she swung in trees, a new study finds.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:34:00 GMT
Child of Ex-NFL Player Dies After Window Cord Accident

A week after being found wrapped in a mini-blind cord, Elsie Mahe, daughter of former NFL running back Reno Mahe has died.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:34:00 GMT
Meet the Trendy Super Grain You Need to Try

The tiny gluten-free grain sorghum is popping up on restaurant menus and in products. Here's why (and how) you should try it at home.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:01:00 GMT
Teens Reveal All About Sex, Drugs and Social Media

Eight teenagers sat down with NBC News for a raw, unfiltered conversation about what goes on in their lives.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:28:00 GMT
More Addicts Need Clean Needles, CDC Says

It sounds counterintuitive, but giving clean supplies to drug users saves their lives and helps them get clean, the CDC says.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:30:00 GMT
These Sports Help You Live Longer

People who want to live to a ripe old age might want to choose swimming, tennis or group aerobic exercise classes, researchers report.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:34:00 GMT
New York HIV Cases Drop to Lowest Number Since 1981

New York City health officials say the number of new HIV cases in the city fell below 2,500 last year for the first time since 1981.

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:06:00 GMT
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