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Health Free birth control is emerging standard for women Free birth control is emerging standard for women
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.
Health Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun
Wouldn't you love to escape this busy world and just spend some time alone with your thoughts? Maybe not, says a study of volunteers who actually tried it.
Health Studies question UN strategies to save mothers Studies question UN strategies to save mothers
In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies - usually inexpensive drugs - deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.
Health FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants
Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple - though somewhat icky.
Health 3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer 3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer
3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known.
Health Dining out “cheat sheet” Dining out “cheat sheet”
Nearly 45 percent of all food spending is for food consumption outside the home, and most people eat out at about five times per week. With that mind, it’s probably a good idea to eat a bit healthier ­ here are a few tips.
Health Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums
Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.
Health FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt
Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.
Health Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors post beer ingredients Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors post beer ingredients
Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, two of the world's biggest beer makers, are posting online what's inside bottles of Budweiser and Miller Lite after pressure from a food blogger.
Health FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood
The government is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.
Health Cheap Dieting: how to eat healthy for less money Cheap Dieting: how to eat healthy for less money
Many people mistakenly believe healthy eating comes with unhealthy food bills, but truth be told, a diet packed with vegetables, legumes, fruits and whole grains can be surprisingly affordable. Pick and choose from these tips to get more nutritional bang for your buck.