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Setbacks for Trump's Drive to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Setbacks for Trump's Drive to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 12
After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace plans.

Sobering Up: In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces

Sobering Up: In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces

By Laura Ungar and Jayne O'Donnell, USA Today | Jul 12
A national trend of boozeless bars is cropping up nationwide to create social spaces without the hangovers, DUIs and alcoholism culture. It's part of a new push for sober options.

Wisconsin High School to Offer Free Condoms

Wisconsin High School to Offer Free Condoms

Jul 11
A high school in Madison, Wisconsin, plans to offer students free condoms as part of a pilot program this year.

How to Handle Critters in Your Yard (Hint: Not with a Thermos)

How to Handle Critters in Your Yard (Hint: Not with a Thermos)

Jul 11
Encounters with wildlife are becoming more common in towns and neighborhoods as urbanization increases, and people often do not know what to do in these situations.

Which Cities Experience the Most Stress?

Which Cities Experience the Most Stress?

Jul 11
America's most stressed citizens are, perhaps surprisingly, those who live in Los Angeles, according to new research.

A Peek Into Opioid Users' Brains as They Try to Quit

A Peek Into Opioid Users' Brains as They Try to Quit

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 10
Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal.

Obesity Has Become the New Normal But It's Still a Health Risk

Obesity Has Become the New Normal But It's Still a Health Risk

Jul 10
It is possible to be metabolically healthy and fat. But even metabolically healthy obese people may still have a shorter life expectancy than their lean peers.

Confused About What to Eat? Science Can Help

Confused About What to Eat? Science Can Help

Jul 9
Do you want science-based information about diet but don't know whom or what to believe? You're not alone: More than 80 percent of Americans are befuddled.

Congress Has Ambitious Agenda Tackling Healthcare Costs

Congress Has Ambitious Agenda Tackling Healthcare Costs

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 8
Lawmakers are trying to set aside their irreconcilable differences over the Obama-era Affordable Care Act and work to reach bipartisan agreement on a more immediate health care issue, lowering costs for people who already have coverage.

Infecting Healthy People in Vaccine Research: Ethical and Necessary?

Infecting Healthy People in Vaccine Research: Ethical and Necessary?

Jul 8
Because of the risks involved, this kind of research raises difficult ethical questions. For example, who should be infected? And which pathogens would be too dangerous to use?

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