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U.S. names Connecticut official to lead federal Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration on Tuesdaynamed the head of Connecticut's state health exchange to overseethe federal marketplace...

U.S. veterans health probe says cannot link deaths to broken system

A probe into long waits for medicaltreatment at Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix foundcover-ups of delays and a break-down...

Robotic prostate removal tied to surgical changes, costs

The introduction of roboticsurgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in thenumber of surgeons performing prostate...

Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

When Chicago health officialssaw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoningepisodes, they reached out on Twitter...

More parents think their overweight child is "about right"

Between 1988 and 2010, thenumber of parents who could correctly identify their children asoverweight or obese went down,...

Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

In states where Medicaid paysdoctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiariesare more likely to be screened...

WHO pulls staff after worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization(WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leoneafter a health worker there was...

Obama plans executive steps to boost veterans' mental health care

President Barack Obama, weeks aftersigning legislation to fix delays in veterans' healthcare, willunveil a series of executive...

Somali "paradise flower" chewers savor low-price bliss after UK ban

"The president has arrived, thepresident has arrived," chant youths in Mogadishu's BeertaKhaatka market, as armed men in...

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO)stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling forstiff regulation of electronic...

New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks

Overweight patients with riskfactors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for"intensive behavioral counseling"...

Happiness study draws frowns from critics

A high-profile 2013 study thatconcluded that different kinds of happiness are associated withdramatically different patterns...

Prescription painkiller deaths fall in medical marijuana states

Researchers aren't sure why, butin the 23 U.S. states where medical marijuana has beenlegalized, deaths from opioid overdoses...

Heart doctors overstate benefits of procedures for stable chest pain

Cardiologists sometimesoverstate the benefits of an invasive procedure for chronicangina and patients make decisions based...

E-cigs may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke - CDC study

Electronic cigarettes may be moretempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, andonce young people have tried...

Sierra Leone "hero" doctor's death exposes slow Ebola response

When two American aid workersrecovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimentaldrug, the grieving family of Sierra...

After men, lesbians report the most orgasms during sex

Single lesbians report havingorgasms more often than heterosexual women but both gay andstraight men still come out on top...

Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies

One of three African doctors infected withEbola and treated with the experimental drug ZMapp has died inMonrovia, Liberian...

Delay morning school start for teens: pediatricians

Middle and high schools shoulddelay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. to benefit thehealth and welfare of students,...

California lawmakers pass measure requiring testing of rape kits

Amid ongoing efforts to address a backlog ofunanalyzed rape kits that go untested throughout the country,California lawmakers...

Former U.S. swim star Van Dyken takes first steps since paralysis

Olympic swimming champion Amy VanDyken took her first steps this week since being paralyzed fromthe waist down when she severed...

U.S. hospitals overdo Ebola plans, posing new risks -researchers

Fear of Ebola is causing U.S. hospitalsto take precautions that, paradoxically, might backfire,increasing the risk to those...

Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria -media

(Reuters) - A flesh-eating bacterial diseasehas infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local mediareported on Thursday,...

U.S. to propose birth control exception for religious companies -source

The Obama administration will ensure access tobirth control coverage for employees of closely-held companiesthat object to...

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Women whose screening mammogramsproduce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosedwith breast cancer years later,...

Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

Even without classic riskfactors for type 2 diabetes, people with high-stress,low-control jobs were over 60 percent more...

Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

A one-size-fits-all approach toweight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance usersand older people out of the operating...

Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

Brazilian ticks that carry RockyMountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in aslittle as 10 minutes if they...

U.S. to tighten restrictions on common opioid painkillers

The U.S. government is tighteningrestrictions on hydrocodone, an opioid painkiller contained inVicodin and other addictive...

It's 'bone-appétit' for California pooches under new law

California diners can now legally enjoy a mealon a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signedThursday by...

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