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Senate Bill Offers Benefits For Same-Sex Partners

Legislation has been introduced in the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that would offer benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees.


'Life, Interrupted' By Cancer Diagnosis At 22

Months after moving to Paris to start her first full-time job, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, she is coping with relying on her parents for care while dealing with adult issues of mortality, infertility and disease. She writes about her experience for the New York Times Well blog.

Buyers Of Hyped Skechers 'Toning Shoes' Can Get Refunds

Skechers has agreed to pay $40 million to settle claims that it deceived its customers by saying its Shape-ups shoes would help people who wore them shed pounds and tone their abs, buttocks and legs, the Federal Trade Commission said.

FDA Delays Sunscreen Label Redo

Almost a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a slew of new rules to make the labels of sunscreens more helpful and realistic. To avert summer shortages, the agency has delayed implementation until December for most companies.

Poll: Americans Show Support For Compensation Of Organ Donors

Federal law bans payments for organs. But about 60 percent of Americans support health care credits as compensation for organ donors, the NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll finds.

Medical Records Could Yield Answers On Fracking

Is fracking making people sick? The question has ignited a national debate. A proposed study in northern Pennsylvania could help resolve the issue. By mining more than 10 years' worth of patient records, researchers hope to better understand the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on health.