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Congress Is Finally Doing Something About Zika
'We'll be able to put that money towards the Zika fight as soon as the new fiscal year begins,' said a Health and Human Services Department spokesman. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:03:07 GMT
Congress May Have Enabled High Drug Prices
Members of Congress outraged by soaring prescription drug prices may need to take a look in the mirror. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:07:52 GMT
Boko Haram Puts Kids at Risk of Famine - UN
As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don't respond quickly, UNICEF says. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMT
600K Vets May Go Uninsured Over Medicaid Stand: Report
More than 600,000 veterans will go without health insurance next year unless 19 states stop holding out against expanding Medicaid, researchers say. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Researchers Make 3-D Printed 'Bone' for Implants
Researchers have invented a new type of artificial bone that can be shaped using a 3-D printer for customized implants. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:01:00 GMT
FDA Approves First 'Artificial Pancreas'
The FDA has approved the first artificial pancreas - a cellphone-sized device that automatically takes care of insulin and blood sugar levels. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:25:00 GMT
Miami's Zika Search Turns Up Dengue, Too
Florida health officials who have been testing thousands of residents for Zika virus have found another infection: dengue virus. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:44:00 GMT
'Queer Questions' Podcast Combats Stigma in Kenya
"Queer Questions" is a new Kenyan podcast that is taking on stigma and stereotypes with an openness that is both rare and risky in a country where homosexual activity is illegal. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:11:00 GMT
Baby Born Using 'Three Parent' Technique, Doctors Say
A healthy baby boy has been born after he was conceived using a 'three-parent' technique to manipulate his DNA, doctors said Tuesday. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:41:26 GMT
'Destruction Is Everywhere' After 2 Hospitals Attacked
Both M2 and M10 suffered structural damage leaving Aleppo with just six working hospitals, only three of which have trauma centers. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:34:00 GMT
Aetna to Offer Cut-Price Apple Watch to Some Members
Health insurer Aetna said it would offer some customers discounts on Apple's smartwatch, marking the first such deal made by the tech giant. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:24:42 GMT
Is It Healthy? FDA Is Asking What You Think
The Food and Drug Administration wants to know what you think "healthy" should mean when it's on a food label. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:39:00 GMT
Measles Has Been Eliminated in the Americas
Measles has been eliminated in all of the Americas, from Canada to Chile, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMT
Here's a Thrilling Cure for Kidney Stones
Some researchers go to the jungle in the name of medical discovery. Others brave mosquito bites, spiders and snakes. This team headed to Disney World. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:09:00 GMT
9 Out of 10 People Worldwide Breathe Dirty Air: WHO
The WHO says three million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:48:00 GMT
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