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Health Mar 03U.S. coronavirus death toll climbs to 9
All of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States so far have been in the Seattle area.
Health Mar 01Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in U.S.
Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus — a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle where dozens of people were sick and had been tested for…
Health Jan 21U.S. gets 1st case of new virus that caused an outbreak in China
A U.S. resident who recently returned from an overseas trip has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak in China and stringent monitoring around the world, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
Health Aug 29Mumps sickens hundreds of detained migrants in 19 states
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to a CDC report.
Nation May 15U.S. birth rate falls to 32-year low
A provisional report found there 3.788 million births last year, marking the fourth year the number of births has fallen.
Health Apr 02FDA says it’s exploring CBD’s uses. Does it work — and is it legal?
Products containing CBD are already in stores and sold online, so it's easy to believe there must be something special about the ingredient. But the claims are largely unproven and quality control standards don't exist.
Health Mar 05A second person seems to be HIV-free after stem cell transplant
The transplant changed the London patient's immune system, giving him the donor's gene mutation and HIV resistance.
Nation Oct 23U.S. health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off
The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.
Health Apr 24Medicare doesn’t cover methadone treatment. Here’s how Congress may change that
Federal money is flowing to states to open new methadone clinics through the 21st Century Cures Act, but despite the nation's deepening opioid crisis, the Medicare drug program for the elderly covers methadone only when prescribed for pain.
Health Jul 20Trump administration ends Affordable Care Act assistance contracts in 18 cities
Community groups say the move, announced to them by contractors last week, will make it even more difficult to enroll the uninsured and help people already covered re-enroll or shop for a new policy. That's already a concern because of…