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Obamacare Helped Up to 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds

Obamacare has helped as many as 9.9 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:44:05 GMT
Many Herbal Remedies Are Unproven, but Americans Still Love Them

Many supplements don't do anything beneficial, but Americans still love their St. John's wort.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:57:27 GMT
Heart Attacks and Strokes Linked to Diabetes Are Declining

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:41:55 GMT
Misdiagnosed: Docs' Mistakes Affect 12 Million a Year

At least one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a U.S. emergency room or community health clinic may walk away with the wrong diagnosis, according to a new analysis that estimates that 12 million Americans a year could be affected by such errors.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:41:54 GMT
Ebola Virus in West Africa is New Strain, Scientists Say

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:10:47 GMT
Home Videos Could Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests

Getting an autism diagnosis can be difficult, but simple home videos could help, resulting in earlier treatment, new research suggests.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:24:07 GMT
Teen Makes Genetic Discovery of Her Own Rare Cancer

As a child, Elana Simon suffered for years from crippling stomach pain. Yet despite trips to multiple specialists, her pain remained a mystery."Nothing seemed to be explaining why I was having these problems," Elana told NBC News' Ann Curry.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:08:32 GMT
Moms Rally Behind Woman Accused of Leaving Kids in Car

Shanesha Taylor allegedly left her two children in a hot car for a job interview. More than $100,000 in support for her is pouring in.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:37:24 GMT
Many herbal remedies are unproven, but Americans still love them

Despite a lack of evidence many such products do anything beneficial, Americans love their St. Johns wort, their glucosamine, their black cohosh.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:37:24 GMT
Oh Baby: Scientists Find Protein That Lets Egg and Sperm Hook Up

You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form an embryo.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:06:26 GMT
Doctors' Free Samples Have a Hidden Cost

Most people appreciate a free sample. But at the dermatologists office, that freebie might come with a hidden cost. A new study finds that giving out samples may actually change which drugs a doctor prescribes.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:06:21 GMT
Uta's marathon training tip of the day: Prevent heartbreak, plan for the Boston hills

Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. AsTODAY'sNatalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig will be sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:50:44 GMT
Start on the right foot: Everything you need to get into running

It may seem intimidating, even impossible, but making running your workout routine is within your reach. Armed with these tips and a good pair of running shoes -- you can work up to running from a minute to a mile, no problem.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:19:47 GMT
Fake Child Abduction Outrages Parents

Police in Sequim, Wash., are investigating a fake child abduction that terrified people at a playground s drawing outrage from parents.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:17:45 GMT
Joe's Crab Shack uses 'lots' of trans fats, despite claim, health group says

Joes Crab Shack advertises that it uses "zero trans fat oil, but the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said Wednesday that not only does the national seafood chain, which includes 130 restaurants, still use the artery-clogging fats, but in alarming amounts.Its simply dishonest.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:31:10 GMT
Joe's Crab Shack Still Uses 'Lots' of Trans Fats: Health Group

Joes Crab Shack advertises that it uses "zero trans fat oil, but a health advocacy group said Wednesday the seafood chain still uses the artery-clogging fats in alarming amounts.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:31:09 GMT
New Clue Found: Why Bats Spread Viruses but Don't Get Sick

If you remember the scary start to the 2011 movie Contagion, youll recall that a bat is to blame for the outbreak of a deadly airborne virus that mows down Gywenth Paltrow and a cast of dozens.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:20 GMT
Obamacare Helped Nearly 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds

Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:40:21 GMT
Medical Milestone: No Longer Conjoined, Twins Begin Journey Home

In a major milestone, formerly conjoined twins are finally starting the journey home with their parents, Jenni and Dave Ezell.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:43 GMT
Seafood Chain Still Uses 'Lots' of Trans Fats: Health Group

Joes Crab Shack advertises that it uses "zero trans fat oil, but a health advocacy group said Wednesday the seafood chain still uses the artery-clogging fats in alarming amounts.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:41 GMT
Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Many supplements don't do anything beneficial, but Americans still love their St. John's wort.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:19:10 GMT
Marijuana Re-Shapes Brains of Users, Study Claims

This is your brain on drugs - only now, with real pictures.Two neural regions key to emotions and motivation become misshapen or abnormally large after repeated pot smoking, scientists reported Tuesday.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:07:05 GMT
11 Things Never to Say to Parents of Autistic Kids

Words often unintentionally hurt or upset family members who are affected by autism.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:36:01 GMT
DNA Alternative to Pap Smear Could be Risky, Advocates Say

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:36:00 GMT
Marathon legend Uta Pippig shares her advice for Boston: Run with joy

Uta Pippig is a marathon legend, the first woman to win three consecutive Boston marathons. AsTODAY'sNatalie Morales prepares to attempt her sixth marathon, and first run in Boston, on April 21, Pippig will be sharing her daily training tips with TODAY.com.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:29:27 GMT
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