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Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

5 hours 40 min ago

The bill would make big changes to the nation's health care system by rolling back key requirements of Obamacare, including that insurers not charge more to people with pre-existing conditions.

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Why Did India Have Ten Million Fewer Childhood Deaths Than Predicted?

Sat, 2017-09-23 12:00

Researchers used an innovative method to come up with the data for the years from 2000 to 2015. What's behind the encouraging trend?

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Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

Sat, 2017-09-23 09:00

Those relying on the federal government's safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.

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Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

Thu, 2017-09-21 14:42

The bill's sponsors say their plan to reallocate federal health funding among states is more equitable. It also would cause largely Democratic states to lose funding while Republican states gain.

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Macho Man, Little Princess: How Gender Norms Can Harm Kids Everywhere

Thu, 2017-09-21 14:17

Girls are vulnerable, boys are strong. It's a dichotomy that researchers observed in 15 countries around the world — and one that has big consequences for children's health and success.

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Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

Wed, 2017-09-20 07:30

The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.

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Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely

Mon, 2017-09-18 05:04

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on what teens and young adults (and their doctors and parents) need to know about safely getting piercings and tattoos.

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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

Mon, 2017-09-18 05:04

Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose.

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PHOTOS: Children Caught In The Crossfire Of Rohingya Crisis

Fri, 2017-09-15 18:33

More than half the 400,000 refugees who have fled to Bangladesh are children. That presents a daunting challenge to aid workers.

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FDA Moves To Rein In Drugmakers' Abuse Of Orphan Drug Law

Wed, 2017-09-13 13:20

Following an investigation by Kaiser Health News and NPR, the Food and Drug Administration has moved to close a loophole that lets drugmakers skip pediatric testing of drugs to treat rare diseases.

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Pet-Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People

Tue, 2017-09-12 15:40

Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet-store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.

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Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

Tue, 2017-09-12 06:00

Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that's a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don't risk it.

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Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?

Mon, 2017-09-11 04:53

Forest fires have brought a smoky haze to the West, along with stinging eyes, sore throats and headaches to people far from flames. Unseen particles of ash also make it hard for some to breathe.

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Mother Of 9 Goes Door-To-Door As Part Of Yemen's Anti-Cholera Brigade

Sat, 2017-09-09 07:00

Volunteers are the unsung heroes in slowing the spread of the disease in the world's worst cholera epidemic.

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For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

Sat, 2017-09-09 05:00

Irritation and gloom may seem like the default mode for teenagers, but parents can help them gain a more realistic and resilient way of thinking. A clinical psychologist explains how.

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Using A Robotic Hand, She Wants To Throw Out The First Pitch For All 30 MLB Teams

Fri, 2017-09-08 16:50

At 7, Hailey Dawson loves baseball and tossing out that first pitch. Poland syndrome made it a challenge but a robotic hand made it possible.

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Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

Wed, 2017-09-06 17:38

The popular Children's Health Insurance Program is up for renewal Sept. 30. Policy analysts say it's unclear whether a deeply divided Congress facing major deadlines will get the job done.

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Fall Weather Headed Your Way? Time For Flu Shots

Mon, 2017-09-04 00:18

The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us that shots — not a nasal spray — are the most effective way to protect kids 6 months and older against the flu.

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Fatherhood After 40? It's Becoming A Lot More Common

Thu, 2017-08-31 09:10

The average age for fathers of newborns in the U.S. has risen from 27.4 years back in 1972 to 30.9 years now. And if the baby's dad has a college degree, he's likely to be even older.

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Why The Toxin Trouble With Tiny Turtles Continues

Wed, 2017-08-30 14:04

The government is warning people not to handle tiny turtles because of the risk of contracting salmonella. The problem is, it has been warning us for 40 years and we're still getting sick.

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