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White Americans are dying younger as drug and alcohol abuse rises

by SABRINA TAVERNISEAPRIL 20, 2016 The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Life expectancy declined slightly for white Americans in 2014, according to new

US health insurer United Health to mostly exit Obamacare

NEW YORK – UnitedHealth Group, the largest US health insurer, said Tuesday it would pull back from participation in the Obama administration’s signature

US probes target health care startup Theranos

SAN FRANCISCO – Theranos, a startup that touted a revolutionary new way to test blood, has revealed it is under scrutiny by US

Fighting Hepatitis with home remedies

by Prof. Meenakshi Bhattacharjee


Rice University, Houston, TX “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ

Testosterone may lower heart attack risk in older men: study

Miami, United States | AFP | Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart

Scientists identify deadly tilapia virus

MIAMI, | AFP | Tuesday 4/5/2016 – International scientists said Tuesday they have identified a new virus that is killing both wild and

Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study

by Jean-Louis SANTINI

Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 4/4/2016 – -An experimental drug that greatly increases levels of “good” cholesterol has

Six million Americans have lead-tainted water in homes, schools: report

WASHINGTON, 3/17/2016 – Some six million Americans have drinking water tainted with higher levels of lead than allowed by US federal guidelines, the

Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study

by Kerry SHERIDAN MIAMI | AFP | 3/16/2016 – An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world’s most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent

First US uterus transplant fails

WASHINGTON, | AFP | 3/9/2016 The first uterus transplant to be performed in the United States failed after the recipient suffered complications that