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Health Dec 26These surprising health stories shaped 2018
Gun violence, prolonged mental trauma for children and the ongoing opioid crisis were just a few of the major health stories that captured national attention this year.
Nation Dec 21Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous growths removed from lung
The growths were discovered after the Supreme Court justice fell in November.
Nation Dec 21Poll: How stressed are Americans this holiday season?
Many people held the looming threat of credit card debt in the same regard as irritating family members.
Health Dec 14When staying healthy depends on whether you can get a ride
“It's not availability of health care. It's accessibility."…
Health Dec 13FDA identifies a farm linked to the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
Adams Bros. Farms, the producer linked to the pre-Thanksgiving outbreak, has not shipped lettuce since Nov. 20 and has cooperated with the investigation, the FDA said in a statement.
Politics Dec 11Trump’s immigration policy splits Americans in half, poll says
Immigration is one of many issues on which heated political rhetoric has only inflamed the conversation and deepened divides between Americans, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.
Politics Dec 07Mueller’s Russia report should be made public, new poll says
Public support for the special counsel's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to President Donald Trump's campaign transcended political party and has remained largely unchanged for nearly a year, according to the latest poll from…
Health Dec 05New study shows 1 in 6 U.S. health care workers are immigrants
In the U.S., an aging population and projected rise in chronic illnesses are expected to strain the health care system in the coming years, without a similar influx of trained workers to fill those jobs.
Health Nov 29American life expectancy has dropped again. Here’s why
Another drop in U.S. life expectancy is being called a ‘wakeup call’. What’s happening?…
Health Nov 28Could being born in August make an ADHD diagnosis more likely?
More than 6 million of U.S. children have been diagnosed with ADHD, the most common neurobehavioral disorder during childhood. And this number has doubled in less than two decades.