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Judge temporarily blocks Trump rules on birth control

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth controlA federal judge ordered the administration not to enforce new rules that could reduce access to free birth control
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Detroit

Obamacare sign-ups surge among Mich. residents

Obamacare sign-ups surge among Mich. residentsShorter enrollment period prompting people to select plans for health coverage at healthcare.gov
  • Detroit
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Celebrities

Jimmy Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

Jimmy Kimmel holds son, pleads for health careJimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery
  • Celebrities
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Michigan

Study: Half of Mich. Medicaid expansion enrollees work

Study: Half of Mich. Medicaid expansion enrollees workA new study finds roughly half of those enrolled in Michigan’s Medicaid program since its expansion have jobs
  • Michigan
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Nation

Overcoming hard cases in heroin fight

Overcoming hard cases in heroin fightMore than 64,000 died of drug overdoses last year in the U.S., most from opioids.
  • Nation
  • 1 week ago
Michigan

Funding at risk for children’s health insurance

116,000 Mich. kids could lose health insuranceCHIP funds programs such as MIChild, which provides health and dental coverage for children from working families
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Flu season off to early start; widespread in 7 states

Flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 statesBy the end of last week, seven states reported widespread flu activity
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Blood test may predict which breast cancers will recur

Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recurA blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Medicaid study finds poor health, high expectations

Medicaid study finds poor health, high expectationsThe analysis for The Associated Press also showed that Medicaid recipients are invested in their health.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Detroit

Doctor: Senate funding delay risks Flint lead recovery

Doc: Senate funding delay risks Flint lead recoveryBid to extend program, which is helping provide coverage for victims of city’s water crisis, has stalled in chamber
  • Detroit
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Pfizer offers generic Viagra for half price

Pfizer offers generic Viagra for half pricePfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales to competition
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

New diabetes drug also helps with weight loss
Losing significant weight usually helps many Type 2 diabetes patients reduce their blood sugar and control diabetes.

New diabetes drug also helps with weight lossLosing significant weight usually helps many Type 2 diabetes patients reduce their blood sugar and control diabetes.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Q&A: Bid pushes CVS deeper into consumers’ lives

Q&A: Bid pushes CVS deeper into consumers’ livesHow acquisition of Aetna by CVS would affect health care consumers
  • Business
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Business

CVS pushes into insurance with $69B Aetna bid

CVS to buy Aetna in $69B bidThe deal could provide new customers for CVS stores for the growing list of medical services that it offers
  • Business
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation

FDA approves test for cancer gene profiling
The decisions will make tumor-gene profiling available to far more cancer patients than the few who get it now.

FDA approves test for cancer gene profilingThe decisions will make tumor-gene profiling available to far more cancer patients than the few who get it now.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

First baby from uterus transplant in US born in Dallas

First baby from uterus transplant in US born in DallasWoman born without a uterus achieves US milestone, but one achieved several years ago in Sweden
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

FDA OKs first-of-a-kind test for cancer gene profiling

FDA approves first-of-a-kind test for cancer gene profilingThe FDA approved Foundation Medicine’s test for patients with advanced or widely spread cancers
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

New drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

New drugs cut frequency of migraine headachesThe drugs are the first preventive medicines developed specifically for migraines.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Replacing lymph nodes to ease pain after cancer care

Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer careAbout a third of lymph node transfer patients see some positive effect
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Vaccine opt-outs worry Michigan health officials

Vaccine opt-outs worry Michigan health officialsParental mandates have helped discourage vaccine waivers, but some advocates and lawmakers want to undo Michigan rule
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
World

Study looks at long-term health risks of playing soccer

Study looks at long-term health risks of playing soccerA major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday
  • World
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for joint pain

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for joint painMerck & Co. pulled the drug in 2004 amid evidence that it doubled the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Nation

Study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vetsThe VA commissioned a study to look into the link between liver flukes and a rare bile duct cancer.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Nearly half of cancer deaths blamed on behavior

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behaviorNearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Study: Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls
Some experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing

Study: Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girlsSome experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after long delay

Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delayUnder court order, the tobacco industry will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015

Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thoughtThe figure is more than six times the most recent estimate
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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