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Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration

By REED ABELSON April 18, 2017 Well being insurers pressed Trump administration officials on Tuesday to continue billions of dollars in subsidies for low-revenue people buying plans beneath the federal overall health care law, but left with practically nothing that would dissipate the fog of uncertainty hanging over the industry. The insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional Republicans ...

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Introducing SELFstarter, the New Members-Only Site From SELF

In case you have not heard, SELFstarter is a new members-only meals, fitness, and shopping website from the editors of SELF. With a membership, you get a new wholesome meal program every single week so you’re by no means stuck asking yourself “What is for dinner?” Plus, you earn ten% cash back at hundreds of leading brands (where you happen ...

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CRISPR: Is It Possible to Remove Disease From DNA?

April 10, 2017 — Can you roll your tongue? Do you have a widow’s peak? Does peppermint make you sneeze? The answers are written in your DNA, along with a host of other assembly directions that gave you specific traits, skills, and susceptibilities. Your DNA also consists of information about your wellness — both your current status and your possibilities ...

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Comments of the Week #156: from fermions and bosons to saving particle physics [Starts With A Bang]

“There is a fine line among censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.” -Stephen Spielberg Another week complete of wonderful science stories has gone by here at Starts With A Bang, and there are some exciting and amazing announcements! We welcomed a new contributor, Jess Shanahan, to our ranks I identified out that Forbes has made me their official Star ...

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U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus: Officials

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to defend America’s blood supply from attainable new Zika virus outbreaks for the duration of the upcoming mosquito season. A transfusion of Zika-tainted blood can pass the virus to an unsuspecting recipient, according to the U.S. Centers for Illness ...

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City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There is nothing at all really like taking a deep breath of the crisp, clean air proper after a snowstorm in a city. But after the snow starts to melt, you may be breathing in toxins from automobile pollution, researchers report. “We identified that snow absorbs specific polycyclic ...

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No ‘Death Spiral’: Insurers May Soon Profit From Obamacare Plans, Analysis Finds

By REED ABELSON April 7, 2017 In contrast to the dire pronouncements from President Trump and other Republicans, the demise of the individual insurance market place appears significantly exaggerated, according to a new financial evaluation released Friday. The evaluation, by Common &amp Poor’s, looked at the performance of a lot of Blue Cross plans in nearly 3 dozen states because President Barack ...

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Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April three, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The yearly flu shot could prevent most flu-connected deaths amongst children and teenagers, a new U.S. government study estimates. Researchers located that about 3-quarters of U.S. kids who died of flu complications between 2010 and 2014 had been unvaccinated before they fell ill. If all children got their ...

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9 Deaths Are Linked to Rare Cancer From Breast Implants

By DENISE GRADY March 21, 2017 A uncommon cancer very first linked to breast implants in 2011 has now been connected with nine deaths, the Meals and Drug Administration stated Tuesday. As of Feb. 1, the agency had received a total of 359 reports of the cancer related with the implants. The deaths were not triggered by breast cancer, the agency stated, ...

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