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New Trump Policy Will Cause More Abortions, Workers Say

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:53:00 GMT

The sweeping new anti-abortion policy signed by President Trump may not do what's intended, leading to more abortions, aid groups say.People take part in a march demanding Dominican President Danilo Medina reviews the penal code and not approve the criminalization of abortion, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Dec. 18, 2016.People take part in a march demanding Dominican President Danilo Medina reviews the penal code and not approve the criminalization of abortion, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Dec. 18, 2016.


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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Says He Has Prostate Cancer

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:19:19 GMT

Mark Dayton paused for several seconds during his State of the State address Monday night and fell to the floor in a heap.Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, left, and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, right, help Gov. Mark Dayton after he collapsed during his State of the State address Monday night in St. Paul.Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapses during his annual State of the State address Monday night in St. Paul.Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton discusses his health during a state budget briefing Tuesday in St. Paul.


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Cancer Deaths Fall, Unless You're Poor

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:09:00 GMT

Cancer deaths are plunging to record low levels across the country, except in the poorest areas, a new analysis finds.Prostate cancer ultrasoundProstate cancer ultrasound


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Trump Broadens Reagan-Era Anti-Abortion Policy

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:36:15 GMT

President Donald Trump reinstated Reagan's "Global Gag Rule," stopping foreign aid to clinics abroad that provide or advocate for abortion services.President Donald Trump listens during a swearing-in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.Pro-choice advocates and anti-abortion advocates rally outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, D.C.


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Trump's Health Nominee Provides Few Details on Impact of Obamacare Order

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:31:00 GMT

President Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday provided lawmakers with few details or assurances about what the president's executive order could mean for Americans who receive medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act.Mandatory Credit: Photo by JIM LO SCALZO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (8011990a) Tom Price, US President Trump's nominee to lead the Health and Human Services Department, testifie at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 24 January 2017. An ardent Obamacare critic, Price opposes federal funding of abortion and wants to raise the age of Medicare eligibility to 67. Price also faces accusations that he bought stock in a medical device company and then introduced legislation to to benefit the company days after, according to media reports. HHS Nominee Price Testifies at His Senate Confirmation Hearing, Washington, USA - 24 Jan 2017


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'The Sun is Not Your Friend': Tan Warning Goes Viral

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:50:00 GMT

A 45-year-old mom hopes sharing photos of her painful treatment for precancerous lesions will serve as a warning to others.



Trump Team's Falsehoods Are Classic 'Gaslighting', Some Experts Say

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:17:00 GMT

The Trump administration's crowd size claims were easily disproved and news outlets have spent hours showing precisely how.This pair of photos shows a view of the crowd on the National Mall at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama, above, on Jan. 20, 2009, and President Donald Trump, below, on Jan. 20, 2017. The photo above and the screengrab from video below were both shot shortly before noon from the top of the Washington Monument.This pair of photos shows a view of the crowd on the National Mall at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama, above, on Jan. 20, 2009, and President Donald Trump, below, on Jan. 20, 2017. The photo above and the screengrab from video below were both shot shortly before noon from the top of the Washington Monument.


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Conjoined Twins Separated After Marathon Surgery

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:45:00 GMT

Twins Ballenie and Bellanie Comacho were born conjoined at the lower back.TODAY: Bellanie and Ballenie Comacho are 11-month-old conjoined twins. On January 17, 2017 they underwent a separation surgery at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York.


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Med Student Uses Magic to Make Patients' Fear Disappear

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:48:00 GMT

"Magic is unique in that it allows you suspend your disbelief and make you feel that the impossible is possible," Elkin, a third-year medical student says.David Elkin performs magic tricks for kids.David Elkin and his MagicAid team at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.


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GOP Obamacare Replacement Would Give Power to States

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:47:00 GMT

Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law.Sen. Susan Collins, R-MaineSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, co-sponsored an Obamacare replacement plan


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CDC Cancels Conference on Climate Change, Health

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:40:00 GMT

The CDC canceled a planned conference on how climate change affects health but declined to explain why. Other experts say they're wary of Trump.Ice crevasses are viewed near the coast of West Antarctica.FILE - In this July 26, 2011 file photo, drops of water fall from a melting iceberg near Nuuk, Greenland.


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Obamacare Saved Thousands from Colon Cancer

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:39:00 GMT

Obamacare rules encouraging early cancer screening saved thousands from dying of colon cancer, a new report finds. Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, right, preparing to do a colonoscopy at Mercy Hospital in Miami.


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Watch Out for Bird Flu, WHO Says

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:38:00 GMT

The WHO called on all countries to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and to watch for a human pandemic.An Indian health worker wrings the neck of a chicken during a culling operation when chicks were found to be infected with H5N1 avian influenzaIndian health workers wring the necks of chickens during an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak


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Trump Is Biggest Threat to Rights: Roe v. Wade Attorney

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:30:00 GMT

On the 44th anniversary of the landmark abortion rights decision, Sarah Weddington feels like her life's work is more at risk than it's ever been.Dr. Sarah Weddington, 71, a retired lawyer, former politician and activist at Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas on Jan. 20. Weddington is best known for her work in successfully arguing Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court at age 26.Dr. Sarah Weddington, 71, a retired lawyer, former politician and activist at Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas on Jan. 20. Weddington is best known for her work in successfully arguing Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court at age 26.Sarah Weddington, a former Texas state legislator, in an undated photo.Pro-choice advocates gather outside the Supreme Court after the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt decision where justices weighed a case that imposes heavy restrictions on abortion clinics in Texas in Washington, on June 27, 2016.


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Device Gives Speechless a Voice More Like Their Own

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:44:00 GMT

For 8-year-old Leo True-Frost, who has cerebral palsy, the difference means a machine that helps him speak no longer sounds like a robotic man.


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President Trump Signs First Executive Order — on Obamacare

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:14:00 GMT

The executive order is aimed at "minimizing the economic burden" of the health care law "pending repeal," and says Trump's policy is prompt repeal.President Donald Trump signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20.President Donald Trump signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20.


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Rare Rat Virus Hits Pet Breeders, CDC Says

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:25:00 GMT

At least eight people who breed pet rats have been infected with an unusual and sometimes deadly virus called Seoul virus, the CDC said.Pet rats spread a virus called Seoul virus to 8 breeders in Illinois and WisconsinBe sure to wash your hands after you tickle your pet rat, the CDC cautions after 8 people got infected with Seoul virus


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5 Obamacare Rules Trump Could Change Now

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:32:00 GMT

The Trump administration is in place and one of his first targets was Obamacare, his predecessor's signature policy.Oral contraceptive pills Anti-abortion rights advocates cheer in front of the Supreme Court after the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores was announced June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled 5-4 that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.


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Skin Cancer Cream Killed Dogs, FDA Says

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:07:20 GMT

A cream used to treat and prevent skin cancer has killed five dogs who accidentally ate some, the FDA says.Dogs can eat tubes of cancer medication and die, the FDA warns.


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Private Insurers: Source or Solution for Obamacare Woes?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:02:00 GMT

President-elect Trump says private insurers companies can lower costs and get health insurance to more Americans. But Obamacare already uses them. Ariel Fernandez (L) sits with Noel Nogues, an insurance adviser with UniVista Insurance company, as he signs up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamacarePresident-elect Trump just promised that private insurance companies can help lower costs and get health insurance to more Americans. But private health insurance already forms the basis of the Obamacare exchanges that Republicans have vowed to raze


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Ohio Grandma Was Expected to Die. Then She Woke Up

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:52:22 GMT

Just two months ago, the family of Eloise Barnette was saying good-bye.


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When Seeing the Most Depraved Side of the Internet Is Your Job

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:12:00 GMT

Machines are getting smarter, but human moderators are still crucial in the fight against child exploitation, bestiality and other violent crimes.A light illuminates the keyboard of laptop computer.


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McKesson to Pay $150 Million in Painkiller Reporting Case

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:02:00 GMT

The Justice Department said the company failed to put in a system to detect suspicious orders of painkillers which are frequently misused.A woman walks into McKesson Corporation's headquarters in San Francisco on Jan. 31, 2008.


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Is Obamacare a Scapegoat for All Health Care Woes?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT

'Obamacare' was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 health care reform law. But it gave a handy, partisan whipping boy for complaints.An Obamacare sign is seen on the UniVista Insurance company office in Miami, Florida. An Obamacare sign is seen on the UniVista Insurance company office in Miami, Florida.


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Girl, 6, Paralyzed After Backbend Takes First Steps

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:17:00 GMT

Doctors once thought Eden Hoelscher would never walk again. But when her best friend came to visit, she startled everyone.


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