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Trump administration freezes risk-adjustment payments in health care
July 8, 2018

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration announced on Saturday another potential blow to the Affordable Care Act — the freezing of risk-adjustment…

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Search widens in England for source of deadly nerve agent
July 6, 2018

iStock/Thinkstock(AMESBURY, England) — Wider cordons have been set up around the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England, along with metal barriers…

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New device aims to help kids born with certain congenital heart defects
July 6, 2018

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel made headlines last year when he choked up on-air discussing his newborn’s heart condition,…

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Nerve agent Novichock suspected in UK poisonings used for chemical warfare
July 5, 2018

iStock/Thinkstock(SALISBURY, U.K.) — Novichok may sound like a villain from a James Bond movie, but it’s actually a chemical weapon. The…

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Nerve agent Novichok suspected in UK poisonings used for chemical warfare
July 5, 2018

iStock/Thinkstock(SALISBURY, U.K.) — Novichok may sound like a villain from a James Bond movie, but it’s actually a chemical weapon. The…

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CDC says authors 'revisiting' highly cited study on suicide rates
July 5, 2018

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Centers for Disease Control says that researchers are revisiting a highly cited study of suicide rates by occupation…

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4-year-old with cerebral palsy celebrates after taking first independent steps
July 4, 2018

mightymissmaya via Storyful(TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.) — A 4-year-old with cerebral palsy in Michigan stole the hearts of countless people recently when…

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Child obesity could be influenced by mom's lifestyle habits: Study
July 4, 2018

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN (NEW YORK) — Why are more children becoming obese by medical standards and what effect could their…

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Patriotic quadruplets head home in time for Independence Day
July 4, 2018

Texas Medical Center(HOUSTON) — A Houston couple who welcomed quadruplets early last month brought their babies home swaddled in patriotic style….

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HPV test may be better than Pap smears to detect early cervical cancer: Study
July 3, 2018

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN (NEW YORK) — Although most women are accustomed to having Pap smears to test for cervical cancer…

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