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The most common pre-existing medical conditions

By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could therefore have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:37:15 GMT
Why is health care in the US so expensive?

As Congress debates a new health care bill, Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks: Why is health care in the United States so expensive in the first place?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:42:58 GMT
McConnell's leadership faces fresh test on health care bill

Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a key test of his leadership as he works to pass a last-ditch bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before a September 30 deadline.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:13:37 GMT
When you and your partner have mismatched libidos

When one partner has more interest in sex than the other, it's easy for the person with the higher sex drive to feel rejected, bruised, and undesirable and for the partner who avoids sex to feel pressure, anxiety, and guilt.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:44:50 GMT
A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death

Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:30:30 GMT
Gene editing of human embryos in UK reveals new fertility clue

The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the UK, offering new insight into the early stages of human development.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:40:43 GMT
Ninth death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C

A ninth victim has died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning, after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:28:07 GMT
Ivanka Trump reveals struggle with postpartum depression

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, revealed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show." The program, filmed Monday, will air Thursday.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:41:46 GMT
The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:01:13 GMT
This is what happens when gender roles are forced on kids

A new study suggests that across countries and income levels boys and girls enter their teens ingrained with damaging gender stereotypes that could have lasting impacts.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:39:50 GMT
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