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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:04:00 -0400Some urologists use March Madness as an opportunity to market vasectomy services, offering men the excuse to sit on the sofa for three days to watch college basketball while they recover.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400House Speaker Paul Ryan supports a bill that would allow "association health plans" to be sold nationally to small businesses. But critics say such plans tend to be skimpy and not well-regulated.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400Researchers have long known behavior, environment and genetics play a role in cancer. A study in Science finds luck is also a major factor. Nearly two-thirds of cancer mutations arise randomly.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason, two economists say.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:35:00 -0400Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:06:00 -0400The FDA says breast implants with textured surfaces are linked to at least 203 cancer cases, and that nine women have died. Nearly 300,000 people get breast implants each year in the U.S.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:00 -0400Measuring the quality of those little swimmers usually requires a trip to the doctor. Researchers have come up with a smartphone accessory that would let men do that at home in less than five seconds.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:29:00 -0400The Orphan Drug Act was created to help patients with rare diseases get life-saving medications. But soaring prices suggest the law is being manipulated to increase profits.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:02:00 -0400Women often worry that exercise is dangerous during pregnancy, but the data shows it's almost always good for both mother and the developing fetus. As with so many things, moderation is key.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:11:00 -0400Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released. The role of federal funds differs in various local programs.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:39:00 -0400Labor statistics specialists under George W. Bush and Barack Obama warn that if the safety regulation is repealed, record keeping on worker injuries will become less accurate and less reliable.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:56:00 -0400A pair of long-term studies found fewer children and teenagers are coming in contact with opioids, and that hospitalizations from the drugs are down. The same is not true for adults.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:56:00 -0400As the GOP bill to replace the Affordable Care Act begins to move through Congress, reporters for NPR and Kaiser answer your questions about what it might mean for your health plan.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:00:17 -0400Antibiotic-resistant staph infections don't always start in hospitals, and they aren't always particularly dangerous. But, even after a MRSA-infected wound heals, the bacteria often remain.