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Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 03:10 AM EDT

Robot Allows Boy With Degenerative Disease to Go to School

Robot Allows Boy With Degenerative Disease to Go to School

Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 05:09 AM EDT

Some Parts of 'Obamacare' Working Well, Problems With Others

Some Parts of 'Obamacare' Working Well, Problems With Others

Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 03:43 PM EDT

Compare the Withdrawn GOP Health Bill With Obama-Era Law

Compare the Withdrawn GOP Health Bill With Obama-Era Law

The now-withdrawn House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care. The...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:48 AM EDT

Is Your City Among the 'Fattest' in New England?

Is Your City Among the 'Fattest' in New England?

Several New England cities, including Boston, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine, have been named among the 100 “fattest” cities in the country.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:18 AM EDT

Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill

Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill

President Trump has issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on the health care bill designed to repeal and replace "Obamacare": vote today or no deal. If there's no deal, then Obamacare stands. In the...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 09:26 AM EDT

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the Republicans health care bill that was tweeted out by the vice president is drawing criticism from Democrats, concerned over the bill's repercussions for...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 06:33 PM EDT

Science Says: Who and What is to Blame for Cancer?

Science Says: Who and What is to Blame for Cancer?

Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 05:52 PM EDT

Death Rates Up For Middle Age Whites With Little Education

Death Rates Up For Middle Age Whites With Little Education

A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:55 PM EDT

Bird Flu Outbreak Nation's Worst Since 2015: Expert

Bird Flu Outbreak Nation's Worst Since 2015: Expert

A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday....

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