Most contact lens wearers make one of these mistakes

New research should serve as an eye opener on the importance of safety when it comes to wearing contact lenses. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the majority of teens and adults who wear contact lenses admit to at least one habit that puts them at risk of infection. Eye infections can lead to serious problems More...

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Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell

WASHINGTON — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ More...

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Americans injure themselves grooming pubic hair

Should you consider trimming or shaving “down there,” proceed with care — a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think. Cuts, burns and infections More...

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Trump's actions are triggering double-digit premium increases, study says

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. The More...

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Trump's travel ban causing angst for America's health system

President Trump is finalizing a revised version of his travel ban, temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries. This comes at a delicate time for the American medical system, as hospitals have More...

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Why is knee arthritis twice as common as it used to be?

A new study found osteoarthritis of the knee is more than twice as common as it was just a few generations ago. It’s estimated that the lifetime risk of developing this condition is 46 percent. However, More...

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Premiums would rise if Trump ends Obamacare payments, CBO says

If President Trump decides to end an Obamacare insurance subsidy, premiums would go up 20 percent next year and some people would have no insurers in the nongroup market, according to a report published Tuesday More...

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Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among U.S. teens

The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds. The number of drug overdose deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds rose More...

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Express Scripts to limit opioid prescriptions

ST. LOUIS — The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic More...

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U.S. antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years

The number of Americans who say they’ve taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, about one in every eight Americans over More...