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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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7 Ways the Trump Administration Could Hurt Obamacare

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:27:00 GMT

How can the Trump administration hobble 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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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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Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats by Opposing Health Care Bill

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:39:50 GMT

Donald Trump told House Republican on Tuesday that they could lose re-election in 2018 if they vote against the health care bill.President Donald Trump listens to speakers in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.


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Tweaks to GOP's 'Universally Detested' Health Care Bill Are Slammed

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:45:51 GMT

Late-night changes to the Republican health care plan have apparently made people hate it even more than they did before.Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds up a copy of the American Health Care Act during a news conference with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on March 7.Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds a copy of the American Health Care Act with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on March 7.


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Surgeons Remove Parasitic Twin From Baby Girl

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Doctors in Chicago operated on a baby girl from Africa born with limbs from a parasitic twin on her back.



Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Cancer: FDA

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:28:00 GMT

Breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer that may have killed at least nine people, the FDA said Tuesday.Surgeon holding a cosmetic breast implant.Surgeon holding a cosmetic breast implant.


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Why Do Black Americans Have Such High Rates of Alzheimer's?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:50:00 GMT

African-Americans have the highest rates of Alzheimer's of any racial or ethnic group. They are two times as likely to develop late onset Alzheimer's.A patient is monitored in an examination room inside the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC.A patient is monitored in an examination room inside the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC.


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Fewer Newborns Dying in U.S.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:02:00 GMT

Fewer babies are dying in the U.S., federal researchers report.The infant mortality rate has fallen by 15 percent.Young baby (5 weeks old) with mother.Dolores Peterson and her three-month-old daughter Ariabella pose for a photograph at their home in Camden, New Jersey, March 6, 2017. New Jersey became the first state to send newborn babies and their parents home with a box that doubles as a crib and full of necessities, with the aim of cutting back on sudden infant death syndrome.


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Opioids Poison 12,000 Kids a Year

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:36:00 GMT

Nearly 12,000 children and teens mistakenly get some sort of opioid drug each year, most of them kids under 5 who find pills by mistake.Oxycodone tablets Oxycodone tablets


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Why You Should Measure Blood Pressure in Both Arms

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:56:00 GMT

Your blood pressure offers an important glimpse into your health, but you could get even more clues by making a small change when you get it checked.A doctor checks a patient's blood pressure.


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Who Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:14:52 GMT

Search engine Yandex said the Russian strongman was "the only real individual" to appear regularly in his citizens' dreams, based on search terms.Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow on Feb. 23.Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow on Feb. 23.


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