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Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes

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Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another ... 

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U.N. aborts plan to evacuate patients from Aleppo, blames all parties

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The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged rebel-held east Aleppo which it had hoped to accomplish during a three day lull in fighting last week, blaming all parties to the conflict for obstructing efforts. "The evacuations were obstructed by various factors, including...(more) 

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Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes

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Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same. Native American-owned CannaNative LLC said on Monday it was in final talks with the Navajo Nation, the largest federally recognized tribe, to grow industrial hemp. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) estimates that the total U.S. retail...(more) 

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Changes in depression symptoms tied to lung cancer survival

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(In paragraph 6, clarifies that 14 percent of 745 people not depressed at baseline, 105 people, became depressed.) By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to...(more) 

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U.S. gov't says benchmark 2017 Healthcare.gov premiums up 25 percent

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(Reuters) - The average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov rose 25 percent compared with 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, the biggest increase since the insurance first went on sale in 2013 for the following year. The average monthly premium...(more) 

As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own. 

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U.N. wants $200 million to pay Haiti's cholera victims, communities

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes it can raise $200 million for payments to families of more than 9,300 cholera victims in Haiti and to communities worst-affected by the outbreak of the disease, which has been blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers....(more) 

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Air pollution can affect blood pressure: study

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Long-term exposure to urban air pollution incrementally increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to a study released Tuesday of more than 41,000 European city-dwellers. Constant noise pollution -- especially traffic -- also boosts the likelihood of hypertension, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal....(more) 

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Life Care to pay record $145 million over false claims

a shared story    8 hours 32 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Life Care Centers of America Inc and its owner Forrest Preston agreed to pay $145 million to resolve a U.S. lawsuit accusing the company of submitting false claims for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable, necessary or skilled, the U.S. Department of Justice...(more) 

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Young football players' brains change after one season

a shared story    9 hours 32 minutes ago
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Children's brains undergo noticeable changes after just one season of football, even if they were never diagnosed with a concussion, according to a new imaging study. While there is no way to know whether the changes may lead to...(more) 

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Virginia health board lifts contested rules on abortion clinics

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(Reuters) - Virginia's Board of Health voted on Monday to remove contested regulations on abortion clinics that included meeting hospital-like building standards, a spokeswoman said. The 11-4 vote lifted restrictions imposed under a 2011 law that the board found were an undue burden on abortion providers,...(more) 

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Water soak fine for labor but not birth, doctors advise

a shared story    11 hours 32 minutes ago
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Water deliveries have no proven benefits for mothers and may lead to serious health problems for babies, U.S. doctors advise. For mothers, laboring in water may help ease pain, lower the need for anesthesia and potentially speed up the early,...(more) 

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