GOP’s Obamacare replacement plans would provide less financial help, analyses show

WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans move to solidify their Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, concern is mounting that their strategies will leave millions of Americans with less financial assistance and more expensive coverage. A new analysis on Wednesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation projects that the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace’s average premium subsidy — which people use to help…

Pharma firm CEO insists $89,000 drug is affordable, but what’s the true cost?

CHICAGO — When Marathon Pharmaceuticals’ $89,000 price tag for a year’s supply of its newly approved muscular dystrophy drug sparked outrage earlier this month, the company’s CEO responded with another figure: $20. That’s how much he expected Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients would pay per prescription of the drug, he wrote in a letter posted on the…

7 Facts About Head Lice

Originally posted 2017-01-25 07:15:05.

Let’s talk about lice. They’re pretty lousy; they itch, they can spread disease, and they’re just gross. Thankfully, SciShow host Hank Green can tell us more about lice than we could ever imagine, such as why we put our heads together to show how much we care — “to intentionally transmit head lice to your friends…

6 Signs Of Lactose Intolerance

Originally posted 2017-01-24 02:06:12.

It’s a grim reality many of us face: Promptly after eating cheese, we become sick. Should we persevere through our love of cheese and a helping of blissful ignorance, or face the fact that we may be lactose intolerant? According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms of lactose intolerance, when our bodies cannot fully…

Parents, before you refuse your child’s next vaccine read this

Originally posted 2016-12-13 10:36:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Contrary to what may are told by proponents of vaccine refusal, your child’s pediatrician is your child’s advocate. The pediatrician earns his or her livelihood by seeing your child do well in health and being on the same page with the parents. The pediatrician…

Homeopathic remedies harmed hundreds of babies, families say, as FDA investigated for years

WASHINGTON – Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes, the baby stops breathing. “My daughter had a seizure, lost consciousness, and stopped breathing about 30 minutes after I gave her three Hyland’s Teething Tablets,” the mother later told the Food and Drug Administration.…