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US stocks move higher as health care vote remains uncertain

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:07:40 GMT

U.S. stocks are higher Friday as technology companies rise, but challenges to the Republican-backed American Health Care Act are again weighing on the market. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the bill, which is scheduled to be voted on later Friday after it was delayed a day ago.

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:37:09 GMT

The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.

Key retirement milestones everyone should know about

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:01:30 GMT

Retirement can seem like a very distant destination in your early working years. However, as you age, that once distant destination starts to become more real.

Science Says: Unavoidable typos in Dna help fuel cancer

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:37:01 GMT

Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. Manila Bulletin Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations.

Central Texas nurse accused of infecting patient with Hepatitis C in 2015 updated

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:34:54 GMT

A Central Texas nurse has been accused of reusing syringes for multiple patients, infecting at least one patient with Hepatitis C, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In October 2015, Texas Department of State Health Services had been notified a nurse had been reusing pre-filled syringes for saline flushes in the IV of multiple patients, putting patients at risk of contracting blood-borne disease.

Hardline conservatives are demanding 'Trumpcare' repeal the most...

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:16:09 GMT

As Republicans near a vote in the House of Representatives on their healthcare bill, some hardline conservatives are driving a hard bargain that may sink the legislation. The House Freedom Caucus, a group of very conservative House lawmakers, reportedly is demanding that the American Health Care Act strip key, popular provisions of Obamacare - officially known as the Affordable Care Act.

Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:51:41 GMT

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestured during a television interview, on March 15, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:13:56 GMT

As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons. President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act imposed a 10 per cent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions of the law that expanded coverage for some 20 million Americans.

Obama Health Law's 'Essential Benefits' May Be In Jeopardy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:37:21 GMT

Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late Wednesday of the conservative Freedom Caucus said "essential health benefits" are in play as party leaders and the White House explore ways to advance the bill.

10-year-old diagnosed with strep throat, dies days later from leukemia

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:22:19 GMT

In less than a week, 10-year-old Nya King's diagnosis went from strep throat to cancer. Her family is still coping with her sudden and unexpected death.

UN: $864 million appeal for Somalia only 31 percent funded

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:56:09 GMT

The United Nations says the $864 million U.N. humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31 percent funded. He says nearly 257,000 people left their homes between November and February and are internally displaced, and some 4,300 Somalis crossed the border into Ethiopia.

Nearly 100 students treated for food poisoning in Egypt

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:16:25 GMT

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Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:36:03 GMT

With her mobile home paid off, the 61-year-old social worker had hoped to semi-retire next year and work part time, but ... . In this Tuesday, March 21, 2017, photo, Mary Lytle-Gaines leaves her office, with the help of a walker after a recent knee injury, in St. Louis.

9 deaths and rare cancer linked to breast implants, FDA says

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:50:22 GMT

Nine deaths have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration, stemming from a rare cancer that is associated with breast implants. The extremely rare cancer, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma affects cells in the immune system and can be found around the breast implant.

Contraceptive pill - can protect against some cancer types for 30 years'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:34:00 GMT

Women who have taken the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years, according to new research. Those who have used the pill are less likely to have bowel cancer, endometrial cancer or ovarian cancer than women who had never taken it, a study at the University of Aberdeen found.

Woman dies after drinking poisonous herbal tea

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:33:42 GMT

A woman died after consuming poisonous herbal tea purchased in San Francisco's Chinatown, public health officials there announced Monday. They're urging people to throw away tea purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Company.

Yoga eases symptoms of depression, study says

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:17:43 GMT

According to a study recently published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Iyengar yoga and coherent breathing together helped 30 research participants, who were 18-64 years old, "significantly" reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder. Major depressive disorder is an ongoing, debilitating condition.