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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:45 AM PDT
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By Liz Lane

6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even...View gallery

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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 03:47 PM PDT

Nearly All NFL Players in Brain Study Had CTE

Nearly All NFL Players in Brain Study Had CTE

A startling new study by Boston University researchers found that after an examination of 111 deceased former NFL players, 99 percent of them had a progressive degenerative brain disease. The study, which...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 07:46 AM PDT

Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania

Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania

The health care debate played out inside the home of a Pennsylvania family with a child suffering from a a rare neuromuscular disorder as Senate Republicans continued to weigh which version of their bill will be...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 07:55 AM PDT

Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart

Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart

Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 04:06 PM PDT

Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out 'Female Senators'

Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out 'Female Senators'

Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care? GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 07:34 PM PDT

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 06:22 PM PDT

Tractor-Trailer Deaths in Texas Highlight Danger of Heat

Tractor-Trailer Deaths in Texas Highlight Danger of Heat

Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. Authorities said they...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 03:46 AM PDT

GOP Health Care Bill Still a Mystery Before Planned Vote

GOP Health Care Bill Still a Mystery Before Planned Vote

The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 02:39 PM PDT

5 Reasons the Health Care Bill May Fail, 3 Why It May Not

5 Reasons the Health Care Bill May Fail, 3 Why It May Not

There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:08 AM PDT

Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Turned Dark in New Drug Trials

Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Turned Dark in New Drug Trials

Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients...

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