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Senators Probe Drugmakers' Role in Opioid Epidemic

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:59:16 GMT

A Senate committee is investigating whether practices at five top makers of opioids fueled an epidemic of painkiller abuse.Oxycodone tablets


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Republicans Regroup for Round Two on Health Care

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:59:00 GMT

Republicans responsible for Friday's health care defeat emerged from a Tuesday meeting determined to return to the issue and optimistic about chances.Speaker of the House Paul Ryan gestures during a news conference beside House Majority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy, following a Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS


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FDA Approves New Eczema Drug

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:53:00 GMT

The FDA approved a new, injectable drug on Tuesday to treat serious cases of eczema.The FDA approved a new drug to treat eczemaThe FDA approved a new drug to treat eczema


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Hospital Stocks Tank as Republicans Try to Resuscitate Health Care Plan

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:26:00 GMT

Hospital stocks dropped Tuesday after reports that House Republicans are discussing ways to revive their Obamacare repeal and replacement bill.


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Trump Can Make Obamacare Explode. Here's How

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:52:37 GMT

How can the Trump administration kill Obamacare? Let us count the ways.HHS Secretary Tom Price compares a copy of the Affordable Care Act, right, and a copy of the new House Republican health care bill A protester yells during a rally held by President Trump in Nashville, Tennessee on March 15, 2017.


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Soccer Player Credits Vegan Diet for Comeback

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:28:00 GMT

The Sunderland striker was recalled to the England squad for the first time since 2013 by Gareth Southgate and Defoe looked sharp and in the zone.



Could Legal Marijuana Help Curb Opioid Epidemic?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:47:00 GMT

In states that legalized medical marijuana, hospitals failed to see the predicted influx of pot smokers, and in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.FILE: In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, file photograph, an ultraviolet growth light illuminates a marijuana plant in a grow room at the 3D Dispensary in Denver.FILE: An ultraviolet growth light illuminates a marijuana plant in a grow room at a dispensary in Denver.


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'These People Are Sick': Health Care Through Eyes of a Doctor in Trump Country

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:35:00 GMT

NBC's Rehema Ellis speaks to a physician at a community health center in rural Ohio about the fallout from the Republican health care bill failure.



Give It to Me Straight, Doc: Is Obamacare Dying?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:07:00 GMT

For a patient who just turned 7 and has already survived numerous near-death experiences, the Affordable Care Act's prognosis is not so bad.Then-President Barack Obama in Washington on Dec. 13, 2016.


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Think You're Allergic to Nuts? You May Not Be

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:35:00 GMT

People who think they're allergic to tree nuts such as walnuts or almonds may not really be, doctors reported Monday.A new study finds people who think they are allergic to all tree nuts may not actually beA new study finds people who think they are allergic to all tree nuts may not actually be


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This Tiny Device Is a 'Game Changer' for People Facing Blindness

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:57:00 GMT

Researchers have crafted new artificial retinas that offer hope to those with macular degeneration.Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, is a degenerative disease of the the Macula Lutea, represented in red, the central area of the retina.Images of individual nanowires and groups of nanowires. Each wire can produce an electric current when hit by light.


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Health Care Defeat Rattles Markets in Sign of Loss of Confidence in Trump

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:34:50 GMT

Coming so early in President Donald Trump's term, the blow heightens worries about the chances to enact measures to boost the economy.President Donald Trump at a Greek Independence Day celebration at the White House on Friday.President Donald Trump at a Greek Independence Day celebration at the White House on Friday.


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Sad! Trump Attacks Conservatives Over Health Bill Failure

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:25:00 GMT

'Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood& Ocare!' Trump tweeted.President Donald Trump reacts to the withdrawal of the Republican health care Friday in Washington, D.C.


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Stem Cells Aren't Magic Cure for Impotence

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:39:40 GMT

Danish researchers trying to find a way to help men injured by prostate cancer surgery say they got mixed results by injecting them with stem cells.Stem Cell researchThe researchers' findings suggest that men should stay away — at least for now — from clinics that already offer stem cell treatment for erectile dysfunction.


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Why Holly Robinson Peete Believes Autistic Lives Matter, Too

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:35:00 GMT

Peete hosted a town hall discussion, bringing together law enforcement and the special-needs community for a heartfelt and provocative discussion.Holly Robinson Peete's family.'For Peete's Sake' follows the lives of Holly Robinson Peete's and Rodney Peete's family.RJ and Robinson go through a simulated police stop in order to prepare on how to act in the situation.


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Health Care Bill Hangs in Balance as Trump's Deadline Looms

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:00 GMT

After a difficult day for Republicans hoping to pass their health care bill, the House is back at it Friday — with a directive that it's now or never.Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks following a meeting of the House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on March 23, 2017. Ryan and House GOP leaders postponed a vote on the American Health Care Act after it became apparent they did not have enough votes to pass the legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare.Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert. Paul Ryan speaks to reporters following a meeting of the House Republican caucus meeting.


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What Are the 'Essential Benefits' on the AHCA Chopping Block?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:00 GMT

House GOP leaders are now talking about dropping "essential health benefits" from their health care bill. What are these benefits, anyway?Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on June 2, 2014 in Miami, Florida.Obamacare's 10 essential health benefits cover basic services such as vaccines and pediatric visits


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Chuck Todd: Trump Health Care Push Was 'Rookie Error'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:00 GMT

President Trump isn't as committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare as Republicans have been, and adds that Trump making his first big piece of legislation a move to take something away was a "rookie error."President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price walk to a House Republican closed party conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.


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Trump Ultimatum: Vote on Health Care Friday or Obamacare Stays

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:07:00 GMT

After House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a planned vote on the GOP health care bill Thursday afternoon, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday. If the president doesn't get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other priorities, Mulvaney said, according to a source in the room during tense talks with GOP members. Tune in to MSNBC for continuing coverage.President Donald Trump at the White House on March 22.


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Cancer Is Mostly Random, Study Confirms

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:26:00 GMT

Random mutations are the single biggest factor in causing cancer, researchers reaffirmed Thursday.Doctor with patientA new study reaffirms earlier findings that most mutations that cause cancer happen randomly.


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Misty Copeland: A Day With the Ballerina on Her Book Tour

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:43:00 GMT

We shadowed Misty on the second stop of her book tour for "Ballerina Body: Dancing & Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, & More Graceful You."Dancer Misty Copeland attends American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Holiday Benefit held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.Dancer Misty Copeland attends American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Holiday Benefit held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.Misty Copeland 'Ballerina Body' Book CoverMisty Copeland signs her book at an event at the UA House.Misty Copeland hopes to inspire young women to push the barriers and challenge the status quo on body image.Under Armour and Misty Copeland partnered up for the "I Will What I Want" campaign to show how standards for women are changing.


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GOP Health Care Bill in Peril on Eve of House Vote

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:58:00 GMT

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said there are enough Freedom members to kill the GOP health care bill unless changes are made.From left, U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, and U.S. Representative Greg Walden hold a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 7.


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Retirement Dreams Fizzle for Some Obamacare Clients

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:50:27 GMT

Workers dreaming of early retirement are worried as Congress debates replacing the ACA with a law that could cost older Americans a lot more.Mary Lytle-Gaines works in her office. The social worker, 61, had hoped to semi-retire next year and work part time, but now with insurance premiums likely to rise for her age group she believes that may not be possible.Mary Lytle-Gaines works in her office in St. Louis. With her mobile home paid off, the social worker, 61, had hoped to semi-retire next year and work part time.


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Pharmacy Head Cleared of Murder in Fungal Meningitis Case

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:39:02 GMT

The head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted of murder, convicted of racketeering in an outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by his products.New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.


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Studies May Help Men Pick Prostate Cancer Treatment

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:01:00 GMT

Once diagnosed with prostate cancer, men often face a difficult decision of choosing the best treatment.Prostate cancer ultrasound


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