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Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Despite evidence to the contrary, many Americans believe cellphones cause cancer and that health officials are covering it up. Discredited theories about vaccines and fluoridation also remain popular.
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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Terrorists haven't hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.
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Doctors Say Obamacare Rule Will Stick Them With Unpaid Bills

If a person with subsidized insurance falls behind in paying premiums, insurers are required to cover the medical bills for 30 days. Over the next 60 days, insurers can hold off paying the claims.
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Why A Sweet Tooth May Have Been An Evolutionary Advantage For Kids

Kids seem to crave more energy and sugar than adults crave because they're growing, researchers say in a new study. They found that kids who preferred sweet flavors were tall for their age.
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Flu Drugs Saved Lives During 2009 Pandemic

A look back confirms that adults treated with Tamiflu, Relenza or a related drug were half as likely to die in the hospital as those who caught the pandemic flu strain and weren't treated.
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Teens Say They Don't Text Or Drink While Driving, Kinda

Teenagers know they're not supposed to be indulging in risky behaviors behind the wheel, a survey finds, but they're finding it awfully hard to say no. Kind of like adults.
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With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

Barely half of Americans say they're confident they'll be able to retire comfortably. Now, many are staying in the workforce longer — and some companies are using that trend to their advantage.
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Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap

Young people on the upper range of income eligible for subsidies are finding that they don't always qualify. That could influence the number of young adults who enroll.
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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate 'Healthy'

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.
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Opting Out Of Your Insurance Plan's Network Can Be Costly

People who choose to go to unapproved doctors and hospitals for care may find themselves with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses and copayments for services that would otherwise be free.

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