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Common Heartburn Meds Show Ties to Kidney Trouble

If you're one of the millions of Americans who takes one of a class of anti-reflux meds such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, take...

Ready for the Time Change on Sunday?

It might sound like a great thing -- getting an extra hour of sleep when Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday. Granted, it's easier than...

Not ‘Dead’ Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Begins Nov. 1

The Trump administration's repeated efforts to topple Obamacare have not thwarted the program's annual enrollment for health insurance. Starting Wednesday, consumers may renew their coverage...

Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?

Acetaminophen during surgery might reduce common complication, study saysGiving patients acetaminophen during surgery may reduce their risk of shivering when they wake up,...

Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Dirty air and water aren't the only culprits, new report saysPollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in...

Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk

Risk is similar to warfarin, study reportsNew anti-clotting drugs -- like Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis -- aren't linked with a higher risk of...

Trump Says He’ll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare

Move could cripple the program, follows a similar executive order signed ThursdayIn yet another potential blow to Obamacare, President Donald Trump said he plans...

Scientists Learn How Flu Virus Changes So Quickly

Interrupting that process could lead to better ways to treat or prevent fluScientists have pinpointed a mechanism that helps flu viruses mutate rapidly, which...

Could You Be Overdoing It With Sleeping Pills?

Know the risk/reward ratio of these drugs More Americans are having trouble getting a good night's sleep, a national health survey found. And the number of...

Germs May Be Valuable Passengers on Mission to Mars

Astronauts surrounded by too few species of microbes could face health risks, study suggestsAstronauts on space missions to Mars may need more germs on...
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