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Part-Time Workers With Minimal Health Coverage Get New Options

Many health insurance policies for part-time workers will end next year and won't be renewed. Better quality choices will likely be on the menu for these workers, though they are also going to cost people more.
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Al Gore Goes Vegan, Following In Footsteps Of Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton went vegan as a radical attempt to reform his health. But Gore has been cutting back on meat since 2009, out of concern about the impacts of animal production on climate change.
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Supreme Court Will Hear New Challenge To Health Law

The court will consider the objections of companies that say providing contraception benefits to workers goes against the employers' religious beliefs.
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3 Ways Obamacare Is Changing How A Hospital Cares For Patients

For the first time, doctors have a financial incentive to keep patients out of the hospital. That's leading to some interesting changes.
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Born Wet, Human Babies Are 75 Percent Water. Then Comes Drying

A fresh tomato is 93.5 percent water. A fresh baby girl or boy is 75 percent water. A banana, 74 percent. We all start wet, and then, inevitably, dry. A 1-year-old baby carries 10 percent less water; a male adult 15 percent less. Life is a slow evaporation, with some curious exceptions.
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FDA Tells Company To Stop Selling Genetic Test

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the company 23andMe. It wants the company to stop selling its $99 saliva test to detect a person's genetic predisposition to various diseases.
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These Californians Greeted Canceled Health Plans With Smiles

Insurance cancellation notices have sparked a political firestorm. President Obama proposed a delay, but California's health exchange board rejected that fix. Now, despite initial outrage, some people in the state who lost their plans are finding better coverage and good deals on the marketplace.
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Emergency Contraceptive Pill Might Be Ineffective For Obese

European drug regulators are warning that the emergency contraceptive called Plan B does not work in women who weigh 176 pounds or more. The warning follows a September study showing an increased number of pregnancies in women who had taken Plan B.
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Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Developmental psychologists are trying to figure out what very small children know and when they know it. The answer: a lot, and a lot earlier than you think. One experiment finds that 18-month-olds can reason abstractly when sorting blocks, well before they are able to explain it.
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Rep. Issa Takes Anti-Obamacare Campaign To The States

On Monday, Republicans held the second of at least four planned hearings designed to focus on health insurance price increases. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blames the problem on the Affordable Care Act.

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