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They Grow Our Food, and They're Killing ThemselvesOn the day in May 2011 that Matt Peters took his own life, he spoke on the phone with Dr. Mike Rosmann. Rosmann, himself an Iowa farmer, is also a psychologist who doubles as "one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts," writes Debbie Weingarten for the Guardian . She...
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Health law sign-up deadline extended for some peopleAfter a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act
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For the CDC, These 7 Words Are Off LimitsThey're not exactly on par with George Carlin's famous list , but the CDC now has a list of forbidden words all its own. That is, the White House has told the health agency not to use the words in any budget documents being prepared for next year, reports the Washington...
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Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lungFederal mining regulators are reconsidering regulations intended to protect miners from breathing coal and rock dust, the cause of black lung disease
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Man Is Responsible for Child Conceived After He Left WifeA Japanese court is holding a man legally responsible for his biological child—despite her being born long after he was in any way involved with her conception. The Japan Times reports the Nara Family Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit from a 46-year-old foreigner seeking to avoid legal responsibility...
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A plus-size model presents a creation during a fashion show as part of a day against fat phobia in Paris, France, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Paris, the seat of global luxury industries and one of the world's most image-conscious cities, is looking at its contradictions in the mirror with rising obesity levels and is launching a campaign against an often disregarded kind of discrimination: sizeism. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored 'fatphobia'Image-conscious Paris has launched a public awareness campaign to counter an often disregarded form of discrimination: sizeism
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Chart shows all states that have passed laws allowing low-dose cannabis oil products, and the maximum THC restrictions for each state.;
Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuanaWhile California is about to make recreational pot legal, Texas is tiptoeing into marijuana with a restrictive medical cannabis program that critics say is doomed to fail
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans signed the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandateGutting 'Obamacare' coverage mandate is seen as increasing the number of uninsured people
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Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump eraWith a burst of sign-ups at enrollment deadline, Obama health law shows resiliency in Trump era
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Babies Born Near Fracking Wells Are SmallerExpectant moms who live close to fracking sites are significantly more likely to give birth to underweight babies, according to a comprehensive new study out of Pennsylvania. And the closer they are to the well, the greater the risk, say researchers in the journal Science Advances . The researchers found that...
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People Are Calling Uber Instead of Ambulances, Study FindsPeople are increasingly taking Uber instead of ambulances to get to the hospital, new research suggests. For a (non-peer-reviewed) research paper released Wednesday, economics professor David Slusky and Dr. Leon Moskatel looked at ambulance usage in 766 US cities upon the arrival of Uber from 2013 to 2015. Slusky tells...
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At crunch time for health sign-ups, hold times are growingPresident Donald Trump's administration says it is trying to accommodate consumers as hold times grow for those seeking to enroll in insurance under the federal health care law
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