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Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 05:41 AM PDT

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

On Tuesdays, 18-month-old Joaquim Santos spends an hour sitting by himself in a corner of a special needs classroom in this small city in northeast Brazil, one of the country's poorest regions and one hit...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 05:10 AM PDT

Medicare Will Run Out of Money in 2026, Trustees Forecast

Medicare Will Run Out of Money in 2026, Trustees Forecast

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. T...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 09:03 AM PDT

Supreme Court Sides With Trump Admin. in Pregnant Teen Case

Supreme Court Sides With Trump Admin. in Pregnant Teen Case

The Supreme Court is rejecting a suggestion by the Trump administration that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union might deserve to be sanctioned in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen it helped...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 10:25 AM PDT

Skimping Seniors Still Face Higher Med. Costs: Gov't Report

Skimping Seniors Still Face Higher Med. Costs: Gov't Report

Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report due out Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 03:35 PM PDT

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 03:22 AM PDT

Growing Number of Fatal Crashes Linked to Drug Use: Study

Growing Number of Fatal Crashes Linked to Drug Use: Study

A new study finds that a growing number of drivers involved in deadly accidents are testing positive for drugs, especially opioids and marijuana, NBC News reported. It is unclear, though, whether the drugs...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 02:39 AM PDT

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

A Scottish hospital is ready to begin treating people with cryptocurrency addictions, NBC News reported. Castle Craig Hospital, a residential rehab center that treats alcohol, drug, behavioral and gambling...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 12:43 PM PDT

4 More Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

4 More Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 08:35 AM PDT

Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law Being Temporarily Blocked

Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law Being Temporarily Blocked

A judge will temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups. Attorneys...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 08:30 AM PDT

UN Health Agency Backs Away From Call to Tax Sugary Drinks

UN Health Agency Backs Away From Call to Tax Sugary Drinks

An independent World Health Organization panel is backing away from the U.N. health agency's own call two years ago to tax sugary drinks, in a new report on diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes that...

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