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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Trump Administration Is Silent On Plans For Overhauling Health Law

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has been considered the new Trump administration’s top priority. But you wouldn’t know that from the new president’s earliest actions. President Donald...

Kids’ tonsillectomies make more sense for sleep apnea than for strep throat

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Researchers say obstructed breathing may be the best reason for the childhood surgery.

Is the weather great today? Enjoy it while you can.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Researchers foresee fewer days of mild weather as global warming continues.

Doctors’ Rights To Ask About Guns Not Affected By Health Law Provisions

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Should gun owners have to share information with health professionals about their firearms and whether they’re stored safely at home? This controversial issue gets a nod in the federal health law. Tuc...

Trump’s Nominee For Agriculture Has Key Health Role

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Amid the cacophony of confirmation hearings for Cabinet nominees, President-elect Donald Trump reportedly has settled on former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to fill the final Cabinet-department vacancy:...

Trump nominees share a less urgent climate-change line

last monthHealth : The Checkup

They say humans contribute to a warming planet, but they’re not sure by how much.

The world may see a mass extinction of primates if humans don't act

last monthHealth : The Checkup

A bleak new study found that 60 percent of primate species are close to extinction, mostly because of human activities.

One problem with shutting down the circus: Where will the animals go?

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Animal sanctuaries in this country often have little extra space, making placement options limited.

One Foot Out the Door, Medicare Chief Launches His Own Twitter Barrage

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Government bureaucrats are not often Twitter celebrities. But Andy Slavitt, current head of the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid, is making a name for himself with a barrage of fiery Tweets in d...

Think your dog talks like people? Scientists say you might just be right.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Primate studies are dismantling a notion that the seeds of language did not exist before humans. Some think it's time to take a second look at talking pets tricks.

Animal rights activists went on a cross-country anti-fur rampage. Final stop: Federal prison.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

"Whatever your feelings about the fur industry, these sentences are a pretty strong signal that this isn’t the right way to effect change,” acting U.S. attorney Alana Robinson said.

California Aims To Boost Worker Safety, One Nail Salon At A Time

last monthHealth : The Checkup

OAKLAND, Calif. — What stands out upon entering Mai Dang’s nail salon, located on a busy street in Berkeley, Calif., is what’s missing — the stinging smell of nail products. That wasn’t always the cas...

Foul-Up Means Thousands On State Exchange Surprised By Higher Premiums

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Thousands of Covered California enrollees face higher-than-expected bills from their insurers because the exchange sent incorrect tax credit information to the health plans. The exchange confirmed it...

Crucial California HIV Program In Disarray After Contract Switch

last monthHealth : The Checkup

A change in contractors for a state-run AIDS program has resulted in enrollment delays and left some patients unable to get necessary medications and timely medical care, according to legislators and...

Advocacy Group Pushes For Changes In U.S. Food Assistance Program

last monthHealth : The Checkup

As policymakers and health officials sound the alarm on the nation’s obesity epidemic, a team of researchers want to improve health outcomes among the most vulnerable Americans by overhauling the fede...

Six U.S. Senators Confronting Trump’s HHS Cabinet Pick Own Health Care Stocks, Too

last monthHealth : The Checkup

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run Health and Human Services is taking heat for his controversial stock holdings in companies affected by laws he’s worked on and voted for. But federal records...

David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump's science adviser

last monthHealth : The Checkup

While a pioneer in the field of parallel computing, the Yale University professor is relatively unknown in the broader scientific community.

Senators demand better information from DEA on opioid campaign

last monthHealth : The Checkup

They called the agency’s responses to a Washington Post series “insufficient.”

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