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Feds offer a bit more time to buy health insurance
Federal officials tried to offer a few extra breaks on Thursday for people struggling to buy health insurance by the new year. They gave people until Dec. 31 to pay their first premiums for coverage starting the very next day, and asked insurance companies to extend other deadlines, too.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:21:38 GMT
Three die suddenly from rare Lyme disease complication
One was found dead in a car that veered off the road. Two others collapsed and died suddenly without warning. All three may have been killed by an infection known for causing long-term misery, but not one usually considered a killer — Lyme disease.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:26:55 GMT
Government extends deadline on insurance pools
The federal government Thursday gave about 100,000 people a one-month extension to stay in a high-risk insurance pool because of the botched roll-out of the federal health insurance websites.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:39:08 GMT
Flu vaccine kept 80,000 out of hospital last year, CDC says
The flu vaccine kept nearly 80,000 people out of the hospital last year, and prevented 6.6 million cases of flu, federal officials reported on Thursday.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:08:54 GMT
Breast cancer drug can also prevent cancer, study finds
Researchers say they can add a new option to the toolkit for women who want to lower their risk of breast cancer – a pill called anastrozole.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:23:15 GMT
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