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Now You Can Finally Figure Out How Much Your Medical Bills Should Be

Buying health care in America is like shopping blindfolded at Macy’s and getting the bill months after you leave the store, economist Uwe Reinhardt likes to say. A tool that went online Wednesday is supposed to give patients a small peek at the products and prices before they open their wallets. Got a sore knee? […]

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Warren Buffett’s secret to staying young: “I eat like a six-year-old.”

The world’s most successful investor stays youthful by drinking at least five Cokes a day. Turns out, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO’s bizarre diet is highly strategic. How does the world’s top investor, at 84 years old, wake up every day and face the world with boundless energy? “I’m one quarter Coca-Cola,” Warren Buffett says. When […]

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How we will shatter the mental illness stigma

‘I’m sorry, but the doctor isn’t taking new patients right now.” It took me a moment to grasp what the receptionist was telling me. After hours of internet research, innumerable phone calls, and frustrating discussions with some well-meaning but distant professionals, the psychiatrist we had identified as a good fit for Chiara wouldn’t be able […]

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First human head transplant could happen within the next two years

These are heady times. An Italian surgeon is hoping to perform the world’s first human head transplant, claiming he could have recipients of the radical surgery thinking their own thoughts and speaking with their own voice. He also claims it could be done within two years’ time. Surgeon Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation […]

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Unvaccinated toddler dies of measles in Germany; first death linked to current outbreak

An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday. An autopsy on the child, who wasn’t inoculated against measles, showed that he had an unspecified other disease as well but that wouldn’t have led to his death without the measles infection, the Charite hospital […]

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Imagine Being Able To See The Doctor And Get Medicine At Work

One day at work, Cathy Boyes wasn’t feeling well. Thinking she had symptoms of the flu, the 54-year-old executive assistant went down four floors to the wellness center at her office. Less than 30 minutes later, Boyes was diagnosed with a bad cold and left the wellness center with some prescription medicine to help with […]

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Purina’s Beneful brand has poisoned and killed thousands of dogs

A popular brand of Purina dog food contains toxins that have poisoned and killed thousands of dogs, a shocking new lawsuit claims. A California man has filed a class action against Nestlé Purina PetCare, alleging the company’s Beneful brand has led to “serious illness” and even the death of about 3,000 dogs, including his own, […]

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HIV prevention saves over $250,000 over lifetime, new analysis finds

Preventing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in one person living in the U.S. saves more than $250,000 over their remaining lifetime, according to a new analysis. Based on estimates of lifespan and medical costs from age 35 onward, researchers found that avoiding infection with the virus that causes AIDS saves from $229,800 to $338,400, depending […]

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United Kingdom Approves 3-Person Babies

Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies. The bill granting the controversial techniques was passed Tuesday by the House of Lords, after being approved earlier […]

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Houston tests 6,600 backlogged rape kits, makes 850 DNA matches

As Houston officials Monday trumpeted the completion of DNA testing on a three-decade backlog of sexual assault kits, they also acknowledged that while the DNA of some alleged rapists went untested, the suspects committed other sexual crimes. Those cases are among the 29 charges that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has filed so far. […]

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