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Study: Laughing Can Improve Short-Term Memory In Seniors

According to a recent study, laughing can improve short-term memories in seniors.

Health Reform

California & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Despite Optimism, Obstacles Remain For Health Care

The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.

Study: Women With Irregular Menstrual Cycles At Greater Risk For Ovarian Cancer

SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento) – Women with irregular menstrual periods may be at greater risk of dying from ovarian cancer, says a new study reported on by Live Science. Researchers considered a menstrual cycle as “irregular” if [...]

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the U.S. government Internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

1.2 Million Enroll In California Health Plans

California’s health exchange says more than 1.2 million Californians enrolled in private insurance plans by the initial deadline earlier this week.

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the U.S. government Internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

California Makes Final Drive For Health Coverage

Whether it’s a chance for a subsidy or to avoid a tax penalty, Californians are making a last-minute dash to sign up for health coverage.

Schools in nearly a quarter of all states record body mass index scores, measuring hundreds of thousands of students. (Getty Images)

Schools Increasingly Check Students For Obesity

Chula Vista school district among schools working to calculate BMI for students.

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SF Votes To Ban Electronic Cigarettes In Some Public Places

San Francisco is banning the use of electronic cigarettes at bars, restaurants and businesses.

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Peeing In Pools Can Create Dangerous Neurotoxin Cocktail

Researchers found that when uric acid—a compound in our urine—combines with chlorine, the result is two potentially dangerous chemical byproducts.

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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?