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Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 09:53 AM EST

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 07:06 PM EST

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking...

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 07:07 PM EST

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the...

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 06:54 PM EST

CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person'

CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person'

After completing an NFL career that included two Super Bowls, Fred McNeill got an advanced law degree and practiced law. But within just a few years, he began to fall apart, losing his temper, losing his memory...

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:03 PM EST

No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts

No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts

Kevin Neal’s family knew he was mentally ill, but they never thought he would kill five people and attack an elementary school in rural northern California. But Neal committed both those acts on Tuesday, and it...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:26 PM EST

Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer: Swedish Scientists

Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer: Swedish Scientists

According to a new study in Sweden, owning a dog could help you live longer. Scientists followed more than 3 million adults for 12 years.

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:06 PM EST

Puerto Rican Puppies Brought to NH Have Contagious Infection

Puerto Rican Puppies Brought to NH Have Contagious Infection

A group of dogs rescued from Puerto Rico and brought to New Hampshire have fallen ill, and now state health officials have a warning for residents who may have contracted the bacterial infection.

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:08 AM EST

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

A new electric engine powered by a fuel cell containing methanol — produced using a chemical process which draws carbon out of the air — is being touted by some as a weapon in the fight against man-made climate...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 09:52 AM EST

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

The "unique pattern" of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease known as CTE, has been found for the first time in a patient before he died, NBC News reported. It was detected in a...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 07:09 AM EST

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

Congress' Delay Risks Millions of Kids' Health Insurance

The Children's Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News...

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