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Obamacare Helped Up to 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds

Obamacare has helped as many as 9.9 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:44:05 GMT
Many Herbal Remedies Are Unproven, but Americans Still Love Them

Many supplements don't do anything beneficial, but Americans still love their St. John's wort.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:57:27 GMT
Heart Attacks and Strokes Linked to Diabetes Are Declining

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:41:55 GMT
Misdiagnosed: Docs' Mistakes Affect 12 Million a Year

At least one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a U.S. emergency room or community health clinic may walk away with the wrong diagnosis, according to a new analysis that estimates that 12 million Americans a year could be affected by such errors.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:41:54 GMT
Ebola Virus in West Africa is New Strain, Scientists Say

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:10:47 GMT
Home Videos Could Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests

Getting an autism diagnosis can be difficult, but simple home videos could help, resulting in earlier treatment, new research suggests.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:24:07 GMT
Teen Makes Genetic Discovery of Her Own Rare Cancer

As a child, Elana Simon suffered for years from crippling stomach pain. Yet despite trips to multiple specialists, her pain remained a mystery."Nothing seemed to be explaining why I was having these problems," Elana told NBC News' Ann Curry.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:08:32 GMT
Moms Rally Behind Woman Accused of Leaving Kids in Car

Shanesha Taylor allegedly left her two children in a hot car for a job interview. More than $100,000 in support for her is pouring in.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:37:24 GMT
Many herbal remedies are unproven, but Americans still love them

Despite a lack of evidence many such products do anything beneficial, Americans love their St. Johns wort, their glucosamine, their black cohosh.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:37:24 GMT
Oh Baby: Scientists Find Protein That Lets Egg and Sperm Hook Up

You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form an embryo.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:06:26 GMT
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