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Night owl? This gene mutation makes it extreme

People with the mutation tend to be night owls because it keeps them on a perpetual 24 ½ hour schedule — close to the Martian 24 hour, 39 minute day.

The biggest doctors' groups in America have joined the climate change fight

Heatstroke. Asthma. Zika. Climate change is helping illness and disease spread and become more common, a new consortium of medical groups says.

People are still raging against the new Republican health care bill

Late-night changes to the Republican health care plan have apparently made people hate it even more than they did before.

Breast implants can cause a rare cancer, FDA says

Breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer that may have killed at least nine people, the FDA said Tuesday.

Slashing medical research would cost jobs and stall advancement, experts say

Trump's budget would stall advances, cut jobs and threaten America's status as the world leader while costing more in the long run, health advocates say.

Infant mortality rates fall 15 percent in U.S.

Fewer babies are dying in the U.S., federal researchers report.The infant mortality rate has fallen by 15 percent.

People with eczema have a new drug choice

The FDA approved a new, injectable drug on Tuesday to treat serious cases of eczema.

A quarter of U.S. men have this cancer-causing virus

A quarter of adult American men are infected with a cancer-causing strain of HPV, and 20 percent of women are, a new study finds.

I Tried a Futuristic Sleep Bracelet for a Month (and It Actually Worked)

<p>At first, I thought it might be a fluke, but every night for two weeks, I slept straight through until morning.</p>

Zenefits fined by NY regulator for unlicensed insurance sales

Zenefits was fined $1.2 million for letting unlicensed employees solicit, negotiate and sell insurance policies.

The number of Americans without health insurance rose in first quarter 2017

With President Donald Trump in the White House, the fate of Obama's health-care legislation remains unsettled.

Dueling Obamacare ads confront House members health-care law hangs in balance

Groups that support, and oppose, Obamacare are targeting certain GOP lawmakers for pressure as a Republican bill remains stalled in the House.

Congress leaves town, leaving health insurers in the dark

Health insurers are effectively operating in the dark at a crucial point in their planning for 2018 coverage.

Iowa Obamacare market gets second big hit as insurer Aetna says it will drop out in 2018

There are only two other insurers selling Obamacare plans in Iowa this year, and one of them, Medica, said it hasn't decided whether to return next year.

Cancer-causing HPV virus affects 25% of US men

A quarter of men and 20 percent of women have the strain of HPV that causes cancer, new government statistics show. NBC News reports.

House Republicans propose federal high-risk pool in bid to jump-start Obamacare replacement bill

High-risk pools run by states were criticized before Obamacare for not doing a good enough job at covering sick people.

How genetic testing might take the guesswork out of dieting

From drinking less coffee to watching sodium intake, a number of companies are providing dietary recommendations based on a client’s genetic makeup.

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