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Can Gun Shows Trigger Gun Violence?

Study found unregulated ones in Nevada linked to spikes in shootings in California

10/16/2017
States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study

Time to 'cool off' may prevent some homicides and suicides

10/3/2017
Apologies Go a Long Way When Medical Errors Occur

Study found chances of lawsuits, large payouts weren't higher when hospitals took responsibility for error

10/2/2017
Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks

Fewer important primary care appointments, more ER visits, study finds

7/19/2017
How Princess Diana's Death Saved French Lives

France tightened road rules after she died in 1997 car crash -- a lesson the U.S. might learn from, researcher says

7/7/2017
2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life

Document lets family members know your wishes

6/19/2017
Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That

Study found two-thirds of U.S. teens endorse such a move by states

6/16/2017
Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study

Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

5/5/2017
Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

4/14/2017
Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes

But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

3/27/2017
Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts

Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

3/24/2017
House Republican Leaders Pull Bill Aimed at Repealing 'Obamacare'

In the end, resistance from conservative and some moderate GOP lawmakers meant votes weren't there

3/14/2017
Analysis: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Overhaul

Republicans say major surgery needed to Obamacare to save what they call a failed initiative

1/23/2017
Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

1/6/2017
Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

12/27/2016
Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

12/8/2016
As Obama's Term Winds Down, Resistance to Obamacare Diminishes

43 percent of Americans would like to see the health care reform law kept in place but amended, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/7/2016
Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

9/1/2016
Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves

Even half of current smokers think pharmacies should be tobacco-free

8/11/2016
U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules

Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

7/6/2016
Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Need for Other Meds?

In states with legal pot, pain prescriptions saw the greatest drop, study found

6/23/2016
Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says

Only 6 in 10 Americans covered by state or local laws banning smoking in public places

6/22/2016
Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters

20 years have passed since the last incident where 5 or more people were killed by gunfire in that country

6/2/2016
Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions

But more measures needed to combat addiction to these pain medications, expert says

6/1/2016
Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age

Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

5/11/2016
What a Change in DEA's Pot Rules Might Mean for Medical Research

Agency could move marijuana to a less strictly regulated class of drugs

1/27/2016
Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice Payouts

Study ties physicians' future claims risk to past claims experience, specialty, sex and age

12/21/2015
Florida 'Pill Mill' Crackdown May Have Curbed Painkiller ODs

Tougher prescription laws might have also reduced heroin deaths, researchers suggest

12/18/2015
Deadline Extended for Obamacare Sign-Ups

Citing heavy demand, officials have added two days to register for coverage that begins Jan. 1

12/15/2015
Down to the Wire on Obamacare Sign-Ups

Americans who shirk health coverage for 2016 will face higher penalties at tax time

11/12/2015
California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/12/2015
Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction

People support more education for doctors and regulations to limit abusive access, survey finds

10/5/2015
State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

9/11/2015
California Right-to-Die Measure Could Soon Become Law

If approved, it would let doctors prescribe life-ending drugs to patients expected to die within 6 months