People on Medicaid are more prone to smoke, struggle with depression and obesity, or rate their own health as fair or poor. But that's not the whole story.
A new study suggests that low-income Medicaid...
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 08:52 AM PST
Thursday Marks Deadline for 2018 Medicare Plan Enrollment
Medicare's fall open enrollment period ends Thursday. During the annual seven-week period, which began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, beneficiaries can make changes related to Medicare Part C (known as an Advantage...
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 05:14 AM PST
Small Risk of Breast Cancer Seen With Hormone Contraceptives
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast...
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 04:37 AM PST
Gas Station Hopes Blue Lights in Bathroom Can Deter Drug Use
A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins.
The Sheetz gas station chain has installed the lights at its...
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 04:30 PM PST
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Blood-Clotting Disease
Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study that fuels hopes that a one-time treatment can give long-lasting help and perhaps even cure the blood disease....
The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill...
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 07:34 AM PST
Pollution Can Counteract Exercise Benefits, Study Suggests
Air pollution can hinder the effects of exercise in the body, a new British study suggests.
As NBC News reported, researchers from Imperial College London studied 120 people, aged 60 or older, who walked in...
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 06:12 AM PST
Q&A: Tax Bill Impacts on Health Law Coverage and Medicare
The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time.
Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 06:33 PM PST
Thousands Hit by Harvey in Texas Still Without Clean Water
Thousands of people are still waiting on access to safe drinking water in parts of Texas more than three months after Hurricane Harvey.
The storm and the heavy rains that followed overflowed drainage districts...