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Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law's mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds. University of Michigan researchers surveyed adults in all 50 states and the ...  More »

Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ragwitek has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat allergy to short ragweed among adults aged 18 to 65. The once-daily tablet contains an extract from short ragweed (Ambrosia art...  More »

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least 5 percent of American adults -- 12 million people -- are misdiagnosed in outpatient settings every year, and half of these errors could be harmful, a new study indicates. ...  More »

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials re...  More »

Driving Ability May Falter With Age in HIV-Positive Adults

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and elderly people with HIV may have deficits in their mental skills that affect their ability to drive, according to a small new study. The study included 26 adults with HIV (the virus that ca...  More »

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds

SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 5.8 million American adults may no longer be prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure under recently revised guidelines, according to a new study. In February, the Eighth Joint National Commi...  More »

For his next act, Craig Venter takes on human aging

By Julie Steenhuysen La Jolla, California (Reuters) - Craig Venter, the U.S. scientist who raced the U.S. government to map the human genome over a decade ago and created synthetic life in 2010, is now on a quest to treat age-related disease. Ve...  More »

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