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U.S. House Passes Drug Pricing Bill

U.S. House Passes Drug Pricing Bill

However, the bill has no chance of being passed by the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House has threatened to veto it, the Associated Press reported.
A Gift You Can’t Repay

A Gift You Can’t Repay

A woman resigned to dialysis treatments three times a week gets a rare gift when a friend shows up at the hospital and asks, “Will you be my kidney sista?”
Sleeping Too Much Might Raise Stroke Risk

Sleeping Too Much Might Raise Stroke Risk

Disturbed sleep was also tied to a 29% increase in the risk for stroke, compared with people whose sleep quality was good.
Labels Showing Exercise Needed to Offset Food Helps

Labels Showing Exercise Needed to Offset Food Helps

For example, such labeling would show that a person would need to walk 42 minutes or run 22 minutes to burn off the 229 calories in a small bar of milk chocolate, said British researchers.
Frozen Embryo Transfer Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids

Frozen Embryo Transfer Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids

There wasn't an increased cancer risk among children born to parents who used other types of assisted reproductive technology such as fertility drugs, IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Black Patients May Not Benefit On Low-Dose Aspirin

Black Patients May Not Benefit On Low-Dose Aspirin

Researchers analyzed 11 years of data from more than 65,000 people, ages 40-79, living in the American Southeast. More than two-thirds of the participants were black, and about two-thirds were at high
Kids and Concussions: Data Show Growing Threat

Kids and Concussions: Data Show Growing Threat

CDC data published in March 2019 found that from 2010 to 2016, an estimated 283,000 children came to emergency rooms each year for sports- or recreation-related traumatic brain injuries
RECALL: Frozen Burritos for Plastic Pieces

RECALL: Frozen Burritos for Plastic Pieces

Ruiz Food Products of Florence, SC, recalled 55,013 pounds of egg, sausage, and cheese burritos, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
An 'Epidemic of Loneliness' in America?  Maybe Not

An 'Epidemic of Loneliness' in America? Maybe Not

Yes, people tend to feel more lonely after age 75 or so. But today's older adults are no more likely to feel isolated or lacking in companionship than previous generations.
Hep A Outbreak in Six States tied to Blackberries

Hep A Outbreak in Six States tied to Blackberries

The illnesses have occurred in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Peter Frates, who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised awareness about the neurodegenerative disease ALS, has died at the age of 34.
Healthy Lifestyle, Regular Screening May Keep Cancer at Bay

Healthy Lifestyle, Regular Screening May Keep Cancer at Bay

A new study shows many cases of cancer could have been headed off by regular screenings.
Could Obesity Alter a Child's Brain Structure?

Could Obesity Alter a Child's Brain Structure?

Overweight and obese children tend to have a thinner prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain associated with decision-making and problem-solving.
Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

If you've found meaning in your life, you're more likely to be both physically and mentally healthy, a new study reports.
Dangers of 'Superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed

Dangers of 'Superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed

There's been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one mutation could create highly infectious or "hypervirulent" strains of disease-causing bacteria, fungi and water molds.
'Smart' Contact Lenses Might Also Monitor Eye Health

'Smart' Contact Lenses Might Also Monitor Eye Health

A team of scientists in South Korea has packed incredibly small electronic circuitry, batteries and antennae into a soft contact lens. The goal: to monitor eyes for signs of vision trouble or help
RECALL: Fresh Express Salad Kit for E. coli Fears

RECALL: Fresh Express Salad Kit for E. coli Fears

The FDA, CDC, state health authorities, and Canadian officials have been investigating an E. coli illness outbreak, and research shows that Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits are
Blood Tests Show Exposure to Ethylene Oxide

Blood Tests Show Exposure to Ethylene Oxide

The testing offers the first biologic evidence that living near a facility that emits ethylene oxide increases a person’s body burden of the chemical, which has been linked to breast and blood cancers
White Castle Frozen Burgers Recalled for Listeria

White Castle Frozen Burgers Recalled for Listeria

The White Castle recall is for 6-pack cheeseburgers, 6-pack hamburgers, 6-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16-pack hamburgers, and 16-pack cheeseburgers with best by dates ranging from 04 Aug 2020 to 17
Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Law

Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Law

A Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions was upheld Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.