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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 02:54 PM PDT

How Senate Health Bill Compares to House Bill, 'Obamacare'

How Senate Health Bill Compares to House Bill, 'Obamacare'

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 09:40 AM PDT

Hummus Sold At Wal-Mart, Target Recalled for Listeria Risk

Hummus Sold At Wal-Mart, Target Recalled for Listeria Risk

A brand of pine nut hummus sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. House of Thaller, which is based in...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:44 PM PDT

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation....

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 03:53 PM PDT

Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter

Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 04:02 PM PDT

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM PDT

FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System

FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to stop pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system by blocking or delaying generic competition, Reuters reported. The agency plans a public meeting on July...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM PDT

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 05:02 AM PDT

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 03:03 PM PDT

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 04:55 AM PDT

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal...

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