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Covered California's Health Plan Rates To Jump Sharply In 2017

After two years of moderate rate hikes, a double-digit increase in the cost of insurance premiums in California is likely to resonate across the U.S. in the debate about the benefits of Obamacare.
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The Smoggy Seas: Cargo Ships Bring Pollution, Health Risks

Eight of the 10 busiest ports are in East Asia. A new study shows how the growing number of cargo ships are polluting the air and threatening health.
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Microhospitals May Help Deliver Care In Underserved Areas

Hospital systems are building tiny full-service hospitals in urban and suburban markets. They have a full array of emergency services, but only a handful of beds for admitted patients.
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Twin Sisters Try To Get Pregnant With Ovaries They Froze In 2009

Each twin had an ovary removed and frozen in 2009, when they were in their 30s, in hopes of buying more time to get pregnant and have babies. But will the thawed, reimplanted ovaries work?
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Got Dense Breasts? That Can Depend On Who Is Reading The Mammogram

A big study suggests that radiologists vary widely in their assessment of density, a risk factor for breast cancer. And density is just one component of breast cancer risk, the researchers underscore.
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Fighting HIV In Two High-Risk Groups: Sex Workers And Truck Drivers

It's part of a pilot program from Doctors Without Borders in a part of Mozambique where roughly 1 in 10 adults is infected with the virus.
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A Case Of Zika Apparently Spread From A Patient To A Family Caregiver

Federal and Utah health officials are investigating a case that may be the first instance of Zika spreading from one person to another in ways other than via mosquito bites, sex or the placenta.
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We Subsidize Crops We Should Eat Less Of, Does This Fatten Us Up?

There's a disconnect between what we're told to eat and what crops the U.S. subsidizes. Many critics blame farm policy for promoting bad eating habits. The reality is a lot more complicated.
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A New Generation Learns How To Live With HIV

You can hear their stories in a series of videos — and listen to their youth-oriented coverage of the International AIDS Conference.
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Rise And Fall Of Theranos In A Biotech Cartoon

Hollywood has already cast Jennifer Lawrence to star in a movie about the embattled biotech firm. How did founder Elizabeth Holmes go from self-made billionaire to an estimated worth of $0? Read on.

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