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Va. Governor OKs Marijuana Oils for Treating Epilepsy

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed into law a measure that allows the use of derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating...

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DC & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Study: Nasty Stomach Bug Much More Common Than Thought in U.S.

A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.

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Pills Before and After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV, Study Finds

For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

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Vermont State Auditor: Obamacare Adviser May Have Padded Bills

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who made national headlines last year for talking about “the stupidity of the American voter” was a target Monday in a report from the Vermont state auditor saying the economist may have padded his bills to the state.

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Frequent Saunas May Lead to Longer Life Spans

Frequent sauna baths may help you live longer, a study of Finnish men suggests. It would be welcome news if proven true — in Finland where hot, dry saunas are commonplace, and for Americans shivering in a snowy Nordic-like winter.

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Early Exposure to Peanuts Helps Prevent Allergies in Kids

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

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Study: Health Care Industry Emails 4X More Likely Fraudulent Than Social Media

A new study finds that information stored and emails sent from within the health care industry have the worst security practices, with such emails being four times as likely to be fraudulent than those from social media outlets such as Facebook.

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Nearly 1 Million Obamacare Customers Received Wrong Tax Information From Government

About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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