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Hillary Said It: Medicare IS A Single-Payer System

There was another throwaway line in a presidential debate this week, as there was last time. Last time, Donald Trump spoke it; this time, Hillary did. This one, too, was potentially lost in the haze of puerile posturing in the one corner, and resolute attempts not to throw up in the other.
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An Overview of ADHD Care For a printable PDF version of this information, please click here. What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD*)? ADHD is a developmental delay in a wide range
(Reuters Health) - Women experiencing menopause symptoms like hot flashes and sleeping problems do better if they have a comfortable workplace and a supportive boss, according to an Australian study.
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Even young, healthy adults can suffer blood vessel damage from air pollution, a new study finds.
By Lynn T. Kozlowski, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Global policymakers will soon consider a policy of requiring that only reduced-nicotine cigarettes can be manufactured or
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Even healthy young adults may suffer ill effects from air pollution.
Ryan MaassBERLIN, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- An international research team in Europe has identified the molecular origins of the allergy to house dust mites.
Jenna Bush Hager took a strong stand for vaccines in a Rotary International video raising awareness about polio, a virus that can lead to paralysis and other lifetime disabilities. While
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations likely refused to accept legal responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands in the past six years because it was a position pr
Youngsters born to severely obese women had a higher chance of hyperactivity and sleep problems, researchers from the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Helsinki, Finland, found.
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HealthDay News After months in space, the muscles supporting an astronaut's spine shrink, and back on Earth they don't return to normal for several weeks, a new study finds.
(Reuters Health) - Women who want to breastfeed their babies may be more likely to try it and to stick with it when they receive education and support, new U.S. guidelines conclude.
HealthDay News Earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters may raise dementia risk for seniors forced to leave their homes, a new study suggests.
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Close to three-quarters of American teenagers believe e-cigarettes are less harmful or addictive than real cigarettes, a new study finds.
Ryan MaassSHEFFIELD, England, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Students from the University of Sheffield have developed a device that provides personalized diagnostics for viral and bacterial infections.
HealthDay News Infants who ride in an adult's lap on airline flights are at greater risk for injuries than other children, a new study finds.
Stress creates a hormone known as Adamts1. This makes fat cells more mature and explains why it can cause obesity, researchers from Stanford University believe.
We have a tendency to create happiness goals for ourselves in the context of the future: Once some event takes place, we will be happy. But really, happiness should be on today’s to-d
The Trump campaign, desperate for a winning political issue in the final two weeks of the race, mounted an offensive against the Affordable Care Act.
(Reuters Health) - Kids with persistent symptoms months after a concussion have lower quality of life than kids who have recovered, but even kids who recovered quickly may still struggle, according to
(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama on March 23rd, 2010, one of the most promising underlying tenets of the law was that you, as an America
For SELF, by Alexa Tucker. From HIIT to plyometrics, understanding these phrases will improve every workout. Gym membership — check. Sneakers — check. A total-body workout pull
What you need to know on who will be affected and what can be done about it.
A new line of shirts for dads is offering a refreshing perspective on fatherhood. This month, dad and Huffington Post blogger Mike Reynolds launched a line of T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring p
Youngsters born to severely obese women had a higher chance of hyperactivity and sleep problems, researchers from the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Helsinki, Finland, found.
HealthDay News Doctors should provide breastfeeding support and guidance to new mothers and pregnant women, an expert panel says.
I often still feel like a spring chicken, but I'm coming to realize I'm really just an old hen. So this column is to prepare all of my readers who, if they are lucky enough, also reach 90. What is re
(Reuters) - Microsoft founder Bill Gates through his foundation has donated $210 million to an initiative based at the University of Washington in Seattle aimed at improving people's health around the

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