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Evening Primrose Oil No Match For Eczema's Itch

The natural remedy is a popular option for people who aren't satisfied with standard medical treatments for eczema. But a review of the studies finds that evening primrose doesn't help with symptoms.
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Ontario's First Nation Struggles With Spike In Suicides

The Neskantaga First Nation is grappling with mental health and other issues in Canada's northern Ontario, where a high suicide rate prompted officials to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. The community has a population of around 400.
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Consensus Builds For Universal HIV Testing

Teenagers and adults as old as 65 should get screened for HIV, new guidelines say. People at higher risk of infection, including men who have sex with men and people who use IV drugs, should get retested at least once a year.
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CareFirst Calls For 25 Percent Rate Hike In Maryland

Those with individual insurance plans in Maryland could see rates rise by a quarter, if a request by the state's largest health care provider is approved.

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Why Calif. Doesn't Want Smokers To Pay More For Health Insurance

The federal health law allows states to charge smokers up to 50 percent more for a health plan sold through the new exchanges. But a bill moving forward in the California Legislature would prevent that from happening.
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As Health Law Changes Loom, A Shift To Part-Time Workers

Starting in January, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to provide health insurance or pay a penalty. Some companies say they're already considering shifting those employees to part-time status. But some experts say it's not clear the shift is attributable to the health care law.

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