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Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 02:09 PM EST

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 01:57 PM EST

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:37 AM EST

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Twice as many high school students have picked up a vaping habit compared to last year - a large, unprecedented jump that is alarming health officials who say teenagers do not realize there is nicotine in...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:34 AM EST

Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the...

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 05:51 PM EST

Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people...

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 06:59 PM EST

Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 10:20 PM EST

Calif. Man Who Thought He Was 'Fat' Had a 77-Pound Tumor

Calif. Man Who Thought He Was 'Fat' Had a 77-Pound Tumor

Hector Hernandez thought he was "fat." Then he received some shocking news: What he thought was stomach fat was actually a 77-pound cancerous tumor. "I just thought I was fat," said Hernandez of Downey,...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 03:06 PM EST

Calif. Farm Linked to Tainted Romaine Recalls Other Products

Calif. Farm Linked to Tainted Romaine Recalls Other Products

U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California, which voluntarily recalled red and green leaf lettuce as well as cauliflower because they may...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:39 PM EST

J&J Reportedly Knew for Years About Asbestos in Baby Powder

J&J Reportedly Knew for Years About Asbestos in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos, Reuters said in a new report that drove the company's shares down nearly 11 percent Friday. Reuters based its report on a review...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 04:49 PM EST

Know Where Your Romaine Is From: Health Officials

Know Where Your Romaine Is From: Health Officials

Health officials on Thursday issued an update to their previous warnings about romaine lettuce, urging consumers to find out where their lettuce originated. In a statement Thursday, the Centers for Disease...

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