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Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 at 11:54 AM PDT

Could Clinton Save Obama's Struggling Health Overhaul?

Could Clinton Save Obama's Struggling Health Overhaul?

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers...

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 at 06:47 AM PDT

Obama: Americans at Risk Because of Zika Funding Delay

Obama: Americans at Risk Because of Zika Funding Delay

President Barack Obama urged Congress to make Zika funding its first priority after members return from a seven-week summer break, saying the delay is putting Americans at risk.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 05:03 PM PDT

Officials: Zika Spread Through Sex by Man With No Symptoms

Officials: Zika Spread Through Sex by Man With No Symptoms

U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease. In the other 21 U.S. cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 11:51 AM PDT

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Friday's advisory means...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 02:52 PM PDT

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics. The World Health Organization announced...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 02:19 PM PDT

Bill Proposing Patient Prescription Database Advances in State Legislature

Bill Proposing Patient Prescription Database Advances in State Legislature

California lawmakers are advancing a measure that cracks down on doctor shopping in response to the nation's ongoing opioid epidemic.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 05:28 AM PDT

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

Fried chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and patties are the thing of the past at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Healthier options have been on the menu thanks to Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 04:24 PM PDT

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 05:07 PM PDT

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Doctors said a Brazilian baby with brain damage caused by the Zika virus stayed infected for more than two months after his birth, NBC News reported. The baby already had brain damage from the virus, which can...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:17 PM PDT

Brain Injuries Seen in Domestic Assaults

Brain Injuries Seen in Domestic Assaults

There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic...

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