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Immunotherapy Scores a First Win Against Some Breast Cancers

Immunotherapy Scores a First Win Against Some Breast Cancers

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 23
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease.

AP Analysis: 'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending

AP Analysis: 'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending

By Carla K. Johnson and Nicky Forster | Oct 22
To a large extent, the differences depend on whether states participated in one of the most divisive issues in recent American politics: the health overhaul known as "Obamacare."

Coming Clean: Public Embrace for Celeb Addicts Offers Hope

Coming Clean: Public Embrace for Celeb Addicts Offers Hope

By Leanne Italie | Oct 20
Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober.

New D.C. Bill Could Expand Care for LGBT Seniors, People With HIV

New D.C. Bill Could Expand Care for LGBT Seniors, People With HIV

Oct 19
D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has introduced first-of-its-kind legislation to better protect and support LGBT elders and older people living with HIV in the District of Columbia.

New in the STI Prevention Arsenal: Self-Lubricating Condoms

New in the STI Prevention Arsenal: Self-Lubricating Condoms

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18
Researchers believe they have a new weapon in the fight against HIV and other STIs: Condoms that produce their own lubrication when they come into contact with bodily fluids.

Medicare for All? CMS Chief Says Think Again

Medicare for All? CMS Chief Says Think Again

By Phil Galewitz | Oct 18
The Trump administration's top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to beneficiaries, increase costs for taxpayers and escalate fraud and abuse.

Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger in Diabetics

Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger in Diabetics

By Carla K. Johnson | Oct 18
Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.

The Music Matters: How Recovery Unplugged Saves Lives

The Music Matters: How Recovery Unplugged Saves Lives

By Jill Gleeson | Oct 17
A bold step forward in addiction treatment, Recovery Unplugged harnesses the power of music to help clients through every step of the healing process.

Canada Now World's Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

Canada Now World's Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

By Rob Gillies and Gene Johnson | Oct 17
Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Immigrant Health Premiums Exceed What Plans Pay for Their Care

Immigrant Health Premiums Exceed What Plans Pay for Their Care

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Oct 16
The study in the journal Health Affairs found that immigrants covered by private health insurance and their employers contributed nearly $25 billion more in premiums in 2014 than was spent on their care

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