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Health overhaul signup ends, survives for now

Posted: 03/31/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Monday marks the end of the six-month sign-up period for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a highly controversial attempt to reduce the number of Americans without medical coverage, estimated at about 50 million.

Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol

Posted: 03/28/2014 - There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.

Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups

Posted: 03/26/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law, allowing the administration to boost sign-ups and the political fortunes of Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.

E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

Posted: 03/10/2014 - NEW YORK (AP) - On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help - but no booze.

Polio-like illnesses called a 'rare phenomenon'

Posted: 02/25/2014 - STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - More than a dozen children in California have developed an extremely rare, polio-like syndrome within the past year that within days paralyzed one or more of the children's arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say.

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  • Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor.
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, left, looks at Roger Pontz’s left eyeANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.


  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
  • Futures gain on tech results, Apple soars in premarket

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq futures jumping more than 1 percent following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook. * Apple Inc in particular will be in focus a day after the most valuable U.S. company by market capitalization posted revenue that far outpaced expectations, helped by strong iPhone sales. Shares rose 7.7 percent to $565 in heavy premarket trading. * Social media giant Facebook Inc posted a 72 percent jump in first-quarter revenue, lifted by its mobile advertising business.


  • TSX set to open higher after results from Apple, Facebook

    Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in TorontoApril 24 - Canadian stock index futures inched higher on Thursday as upbeat earnings from heavyweights such as Apple and Facebook outweighed weak results from Potash Corp . June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.06 percent at 0715 ET. No major economic events are scheduled in Canada. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index eased on Wednesday, with gains from some big energy producers offset by weakness in banks and a pullback in Valeant Pharmaceuticals' shares. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.3 percent at 0715 ET, S&P 500 futures were up 0. ...


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