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Federal officials have begun sending Medicaid applications to states so they can enrol people, beginning with a handful of places where technical problems that have marred the new insurance marketplace are expected to be less of an issue.
The government put out a call for businesses that could address concerns at HealthCare.gov , the federal health insurance exchange.
Customers carry their Christmas tree to be taken home on December 16, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that a stimulant used in treatments for the childhood condition attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder can trigger painful, long-lasting erections in rare cases.
The Syrian government excluded the largely rebel-held province of Deir al-Zor - where polio broke out this year - from a 2012 vaccination campaign, arguing that most residents had fled although hundreds of thousands were still there, a Reuters investigation shows.
It's a growing side effect of modern medicine: A test for one condition turns up something completely unrelated.
The director of Cover Oregon said Monday that the state's insurance exchange has significantly increased enrollment in private health plans to an estimated 7,500 people.
In a new position statement, U.S. pediatricians say raw milk and cheeses are simply too risky for infants, children and pregnant women.
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The federal ruling on triclosan and other antibacterial ingredients lends new support to longstanding warnings from scientists who say the chemicals can interfere with hormone levels.
About one third of American adults say they have problems falling asleep. And prescriptions for sleeping medications are on the rise, with about 4 percent of people using the drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a bipartisan budget bill that legislative leaders call a breakthrough even as they acknowledge it does little.
Reports of the flu have been increasing, particularly in the South. But it's nothing like last year, when flu hit early and very hard in early December.
Authorities say a 9-year-old Ohio girl has been found dead in a trash bin near her home hours after she was reported missing.
It may be hard to remember now, but there was a time when a mysterious autoimmune disease baffled doctors and frightened a world unfamiliar with what is now called AIDS.
In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.