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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:02:54 -0500


Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:39:29 -0500

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess.(image)

These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:04:51 -0500

President Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing -- or not yet supporting -- legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week.(image)

More health problems reported with hair and skin care products

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:42:00 -0500

Manufacturers are not required to tell the Food and Drug Administration about safety issues with cosmetics or hair and skin care products. That can leave people in the dark about health risks.(image)

From birth to death, Medicaid affects the lives of millions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:01:00 -0500

Medicaid has become a prime target of Republicans in Congress who want to rein in the program's costs, which totaled $350 billion in 2015. We take a look at what all that money pays for.(image)

22 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 under GOP health bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:39:00 -0500

Congressional forecasters say a Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured in the next decade.(image)

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:27:53 -0500

Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing the health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.(image)

Secrets of breast-feeding from global moms in the know

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:45:00 -0500

Many American women want to breast-feed. And try to. But only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why. And how to get the instinct back.(image)

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:37:34 -0500

Since his high-profile arrest in late 2015 when he was led into court in a gray hoodie, Martin Shkreli has been free on bail and free to speak his mind.(image)

A rural hospital CEO's take on the Senate health care bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:38:28 -0500

If passed, rural hospitals would be among those hardest hit because their patients tend to be older and poorer.(image)

Yemen now faces 'the worst cholera outbreak in the world,' U.N. says

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:42:00 -0500

Yemen now has upwards of 200,000 cases to grapple with, and that number is only growing quickly -- by a rate of roughly 5,000 cases a day.(image)

How the Senate health care bill could disrupt the insurance market

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0500

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight on health

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The host of the PBS Newshour Judy Woodruff interviews speakers on the opening day of the Aspen Ideas Festival's "Spotlight on Health." They discuss the proposals from the congress and the Trump administration to replace the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.(image)

Who wins, who loses with Senate health care bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:59:00 -0500

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.(image)

China's doggy debate: dog meat lovers vs. dog lovers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:29:00 -0500

The country's changing attitudes toward pets are highlighted by the annual dog meat festival in Yulin City. The government issues a ban on dog meat sale, then promptly reversed it.(image)

Poison hemlock spreading in SE Minnesota, officials warn

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:54:35 -0500

The weed is flourishing now in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas and is highly poisonous to people and livestock, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says. Here's how to identify it and stay safe.(image)

Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:14:43 -0500

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill.(image)

Spillover beasts: Which animals pose the biggest viral risk?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:08:00 -0500

Rodents, primates and bats likely carry hundreds of thousands of viruses we haven't yet identified. But how do you know which ones might infect humans?(image)

Will the Republican health plan make care cheaper?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:40:14 -0500

Senate Republican leaders say they'll unveil details of their health care bill on Thursday after writing it in secret with little input from other GOP members.(image)

Here's what we know about the Senate GOP health care bill

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0500

Senate Republicans will release a draft of their legislation Thursday, with a vote likely next week. Republicans have been coy -- or simply out of the loop -- on specifics. But it sounds a lot like the House bill.(image)

Immunization supporters gearing up to fight opt-out policy

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Minnesota's ongoing measles outbreak is fueling efforts to make it harder to opt out of vaccination in the state.(image)