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Health Insurance through work? Health law affects you too Insurance through work? Health law affects you too
The health care overhaul's reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance through work.
Health Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids
Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.
Health New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013 New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013
The Food and Drug Administration approved 27 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2013, down from 39 new medications in 2012, which was a 15-year high.
Health Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease - the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
Health Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation(Photo Gallery)
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
Health UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants like organs UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants like organs
Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking a box on your driver's license.
Health Committee to oversee hand, face transplants like organs Committee to oversee hand, face transplants like organs
The government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at this radical kind of reconstruction.
Health Bah humbug: Heart woes can spike this time of year Bah humbug: Heart woes can spike this time of year
'Tis the season - for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year. It's not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing.
Health Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says
The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.
Health NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes
Years after being exiled to New York City's sidewalks by a ban on smoking in indoor public places, some smokers relished electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the cold.
Health FDA warns of dangerous erections from ADHD drugs FDA warns of dangerous erections from ADHD drugs
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that a stimulant used in treatments for the childhood condition attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder can trigger painful, long-lasting erections in rare cases.
Health FDA raises safety concerns on antibacterial soaps FDA raises safety concerns on antibacterial soaps
The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.