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Health Jan 305 medical stories you should be reading now
It's easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here's what we're reading now.
Health Jan 26Kids got sick eating detergent long before the Tide Pod Challenge
Health professionals have worried for years about how easily children accidentally slurp down detergent pods meant for washing machines and dishwashers. More recently, they've also worried about teens, young adults and the so-called "Tide Pod Challenge."…
Politics Jan 25WATCH: Senate committee weighs emergency alert system after Hawaii’s false alarm
Watch the hearing livestream here starting at 10 a.m. ET in the video player above.
Nation Jan 24How have Trump’s comments on race affected you?
The PBS NewsHour wants to hear your story.
Politics Jan 18Trump is doing more to divide the country than unite it, poll says
One year under the leadership of President Donald Trump, most Americans disapprove of the job he's doing, see his presidency as a failure and think his policies are primarily designed to boost wealthy individuals.
Politics Jan 17Poll: Most Americans want Robert Mueller to complete his Russia probe
One year into the Trump administration, just 19 percent of Americans say they have “a great amount” of confidence in the presidency, and 8 percent have high confidence in Congress, according to a new poll from the PBS Newshour, NPR…
Health Jan 161 million Americans pool money in religious ministries to pay for health care
Enrollment in health care sharing ministries has soared since the Affordable Care Act was passed. But unlike the ACA or employer-provided insurance, these ministries have little, if any government oversight, no guarantee of solvency and can deny claims that traditional…
Nation Jan 12Poll: Most Americans don’t want Oprah to run for president
But if Winfrey were to run against President Donald Trump, half of registered voters would support her, the new PBS NewsHour-NPR-Marist poll shows.
Politics Jan 09WATCH: White House says Trump has not given up on Mexico paying for border wall
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to answer questions during a press briefing at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
Health Dec 21The opioid crisis is driving down U.S. life expectancy, new data shows
Life expectancy fell in the United States for a second straight year -- something that hasn't happened since the 1960s.