"Exposure" to U.S. May Raise Immigrants' Obesity Risk

By | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:49

The longer immigrants from Mexico spend in the USA the greater their odds of becoming obese.


U.S. Gives States More Time to Make Obama Health Law Decision

By | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:36

The federal government gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law.


US Preterm Birth Rates Lowest in Decade

By | Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:26

The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped to 11.7 percent - one of the lowest in the past decade, says a report from March of Dimes.

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Marijuana Legalization Victories Could Be Short-Lived

By | Thu, 11/08/2012 - 08:50

Votes making Colorado and Washington the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use could be short-lived victories for pot backers because the federal government will fight them.

Colorado, Washington First States to Legalize Recreational Pot

By | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:00

Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday in defiance of federal law.

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Obama Win Clears Healthcare Reform Hurdle, Challenges Remain

By | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 08:38

President Barack Obama's re-election victory still leaves questions about how much of his signature domestic policy achievement will be implemented.


Recession Linked to Increased Suicide Rates in the US.

By | Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:12

In a latest study researchers found that the rates of suicides in the U.S., nearly quadrupled between 2008 and 2010.

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Older Voters Prefer Romney on Healthcare, Medicare

By | Sat, 11/03/2012 - 11:24

Voters over 50 continue to be more likely to favor Romney's position on two issues that directly affect the elderly: healthcare and Medicare.


Hospitals Battled to Protect Patients as Sandy Raged

By | Wed, 10/31/2012 - 10:31

At one New York hospital where backup generators failed, staff carried premature babies down more than a dozen flights of stairs in one of the more dramatic moments for healthcare workers during powerful storm Sandy.

U.S. Stance on Marijuana Unchanged by Legalization Votes

By | Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:42

A top Justice Department official has told "60 Minutes" the federal government is ready to combat any "dangers" of state-sanctioned recreational pot.

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American Boys Hitting Puberty Early

By | Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:13

American boys are hitting puberty earlier than ever before, says a new study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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In U.S. Meningitis Scare, States Face Huge Task of Tracking Drugs

By | Sat, 10/20/2012 - 10:06

The list of NECC products fills 70 pages. The FDA specifically advised doctors to alert patients who received injected NECC drugs during heart and eye surgeries that the company produced after May 21.


Gallup Survey: 3.4% of American Adults Identify as LGBT

By | Fri, 10/19/2012 - 18:22

According a new survey conducted by Gallup, 3.4 percent of Americans identify as LGBT.

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Severe Obesity Still Rising Fast in the U.S.

By | Fri, 10/19/2012 - 09:07

The number of Americans who are severely obese shot up by 70 percent in the past decade or so, though the increase has slowed down in more recent years.

CDC Says 14,000 People at Meningitis Risk Amid Call for Criminal Probe

By | Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:16

Health authorities said more people than previously thought received possibly tainted steroid injections and that some 14,000 patients could be at risk of contracting meningitis.