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Justices seem to favor insurers’ Obamacare claims for $12B

December 10, 2019, 10:05am Health

The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health… Read story

Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

December 9, 2019, 2:33pm Health

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday.… Read story

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids’ study says

December 9, 2019, 11:58am Health

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. Read story

Hair dye, straighteners may boost cancer risk

December 9, 2019, 6:05am Health

A large study led by government scientists is renewing concern about whether chemicals used to dye and straighten hair raise the risk of cancer. Read story

Osteoarthritis breakthrough reported at OSU

December 9, 2019, 6:03am Health

Researchers at Oregon State University are one step closer to curbing osteoarthritis after making a breakthrough by providing the first ever complete look at what’s happening to joints with the condition at the cellular level. Read story

Thoughtful gifts to take care of those you love

December 9, 2019, 6:03am Health

Here’s your opportunity to treat friends and loved ones with the kinds of considerate items they aren’t likely to buy for themselves. Read story

U.S. flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

December 6, 2019, 10:14am Health

NEW YORK — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. Read story

Pelosi sets showdown vote on Medicare drug negotiations

December 5, 2019, 10:45am Health

WASHINGTON — The House will hold a showdown vote next week on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription drugs, her office announced Thursday. Read story

New details emerge on drug that may slow Alzheimer’s disease

December 5, 2019, 10:43am Health

SAN DIEGO — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results that may help explain why one study of the experimental medicine succeeded and another failed. Read story

Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

December 5, 2019, 10:40am Health

Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. Read story