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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, agents help sign people up for insurance through the Covered California exchange at their storefront on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach, Calif. More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California's state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that the state is offering more money to help people pay their monthly premiums and will begin taxing people next year who refuse to buy insurance. Covered California released the numbers on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 ahead of a Sunday deadline for people to purchase insurance and have their plans effective Jan. 1. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, File)
More people signing up for health insurance in CaliforniaNew enrollments in California's state-run health insurance marketplace are up 16% compared to last year
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg  walks on stage before taking part in a conversation with former California Gov. Jerry Brown at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in San Francisco. Bloomberg made his first visit to California as a Democratic presidential candidate, appearing earlier with the mayor of Stockton who's championed universal basic income. Bloomberg and Brown talked about America's Pledge, bringing together leaders to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing emissions and delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Doctor: Democrat Bloomberg, 77, is in 'outstanding health'A letter from Michael Bloomberg's doctor says the 77-year-old Democratic presidential candidate is in “outstanding health
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, June 8, 2019, file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, U.S. health officials said 26 states have reported deaths, for a total of 52. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Vaping illness death count surpasses 50 in USHealth officials say the death toll from the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses has surpassed 50
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Senate OKs Trump's FDA nominee despite unclear vaping agendaSenate lawmakers have voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Senate OKs Trump's FDA nominee despite unclear vaping agendaSenate lawmakers have voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration
The Associated Press9 hours ago
It Will Soon Be Much Easier to Call Suicide HotlineIn most emergencies, you only need to dial three digits to get help: 911. But for people considering suicide, it takes a lot more digits than that to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Thanks to a proposal advanced Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission, that will soon change. The...
Newser10 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Gynaecologist Kristina Haenel sits in the courtroom of the state court in Giessen, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Gynaecologist Kristina Haenel has been convicted again of violating a ban on advertising abortions. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
German doctor fined again over abortion advertising banA German doctor has been convicted once again of violating a ban on advertising abortions
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Clara Massons kisses her two years old son Jaume at her home in Barcelona, Spain. Outdated medical practices related to childbirth that continue to be used despite evidence they cause harm have come under increasing scrutiny in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in EuropeExperts say dangerous, outdated medical practices are still being used during childbirth despite evidence that they can cause harm to mothers and babies
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Eyeing 2020, House empowers Medicare to negotiate drug costsHouse Democrats have pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrantsA group of doctors say they have ended their three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow them into detention facilities to administer the flu vaccine to migrants
The Associated Press1 day ago
Home has surpassed the hospital as the most common place of death in the United States.;
More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitalsFor the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals
The Associated Press1 day ago
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