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'Millions' Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office says it won't have time to analyze all the impacts of the latest GOP effort to repeal the ACA, but it says millions more would be uninsured than under current law.

Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:35:00 -0400

Researchers and physicians say a study suggesting a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage in a limited population is cause for more research, not a reason to change vaccination recommendations.

This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:34:00 -0400

Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.

Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:14 -0400

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.

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

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:00:13 -0400

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

Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:13 -0400

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

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

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:42:00 -0400

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.

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

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:17:00 -0400

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.

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

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:30:11 -0400

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.

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

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

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.

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

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

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.

PHOTOS: Children Caught In The Crossfire Of Rohingya Crisis

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:33:00 -0400

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

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

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:20:00 -0400

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.

Pet Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:40:00 -0400

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.

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

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

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.