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Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 07:34 AM PDT

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Cancer Drug Spending Passes $110 Billion

Spending on cancer treatments has spiked past the $100 billion mark globally over the past five years, with almost half that amount in the U.S. alone, NBC News reported, citing a report released Thursday. The...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 05:04 PM PDT

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement will endanger human health and make it hard to prevent even more damage from global warning, medical groups told NBC...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 02:24 PM PDT

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children

US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children<br /><br />

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there's now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 08:04 AM PDT

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 06:54 PM PDT

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 01:56 PM PDT

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator

American taxpayers may have overpaid by as much as $1.27 billion for EpiPen anti-allergy devices over the course of a decade, a U.S. senator said Wednesday. That is nearly three times the $465 million that...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 02:41 PM PDT

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:30 PM PDT

San Diego County Releases Childhood Obesity Report

San Diego County Releases Childhood Obesity Report

A study released this week by San Diego County’s Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI) shows alarming statistics, including the struggles of childhood obesity in disadvantaged communities.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 09:59 AM PDT

GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll

GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll

President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. The poll out...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 04:31 PM PDT

Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina

Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina

The head of the North Carolina NAACP was among more than 30 people arrested Tuesday during a demonstration against Republican lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid coverage — the latest in a long string of...

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