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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 07:45 AM PST

Women Twice as Likely as Men to Have Depression, Survey Finds

Women Twice as Likely as Men to Have Depression, Survey Finds

Women are twice as likely as men to be depressed, a new survey finds. “Women were almost twice as likely as were men to have had depression,” the team at NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 02:44 AM PST

Winners and Losers Under Medicare Drug Plan in Trump Budget

Winners and Losers Under Medicare Drug Plan in Trump Budget

Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to...

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:32 PM PST

Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made...

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 11:53 AM PST

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic....

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 11:03 PM PST

On Drug Costs, Modest Steps Follow Trump's Big Promises

On Drug Costs, Modest Steps Follow Trump's Big Promises

President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. Th...

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 05:23 AM PST

'The President Saved My Life': Cancer Survivor Meets Trump

'The President Saved My Life': Cancer Survivor Meets Trump

Don Bouvet wore a suit for the second time in his life Friday, when he visited the White House to meet with the man he credits for saving his life: President Donald Trump. Last year, Bouvet said he couldn’t...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 02:47 PM PST

Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?

Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?

A New Jersey house may be home to one of the worst bed bug infestations ever seen. Pest control found thousands of the tiny bloodsuckers all over the house and it took three months to get rid of them all.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 02:44 PM PST

Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs

Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs

It may surprise you to learn that libraries have become a hotspot for picking up bed bugs. So as you turn the pages on the latest teen vampire novel, there may be an actual bloodsucker living inside.

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 06:51 PM PST

‘Plan B’ Vending Machine Coming to UCSD Campus

‘Plan B’ Vending Machine Coming to UCSD Campus

A vending machine offering the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill will soon be installed at the University of California San Diego – an effort driven by students who believe there's a need for this kind of...

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:51 AM PST

1 in 10 Babies Disabled Due to Mom's Drinking: Study

1 in 10 Babies Disabled Due to Mom's Drinking: Study

As many as one in 10 children have some type of disability due to their mother’s drinking during pregnancy, according to a new study led by the University of California, San Diego.

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