Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, has become something of a panacea in the Democratic presidential race. Some candidates, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, want to give it to everyone and even expand its benefits. Others, like former Representative Beto O’Rourke, want to give it automatically…

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Medical News Today: Hepatitis D: Everything you need to know

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YouTube Star Grant Thompson Dies in Paragliding Accident

Grant Thompson, a YouTube host known for the popular channel “The King of Random,” died in a paragliding accident in Utah this week, his family announced. The authorities in Washington County responded to a call of an “overdue” pilot Monday evening after someone had tried to reach Mr. Thompson on his cellphone, according to a…

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Colorectal Cancer Rises Among Younger Adults

Colorectal cancer is typically considered a disease of aging — most new cases are diagnosed in people over age 50. But even as the rates decrease in older adults, scientists have documented a worrisome trend in the opposite direction among patients in their 20s and 30s. Now, data from national cancer registries in Canada add…

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Medical News Today: The top foods high in zinc

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The Bralette Is Back. This Time Blouses Are Optional.

It was near pandemonium at the recent Eberjey sample sale in downtown Manhattan, what with all the racks of lacy, flimsy little nothings twirling on their rickety plastic mini-hangers as stampeding bargain hunters dove in and swept them up in multiples. Eberjey, a loungewear-lifestyle company in Miami, has a reputation for these little nothings. They…

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Anemia May Increase Dementia Risk

A new study confirms earlier reports that anemia — a condition caused by having too little hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells — increases the risk for dementia. It found that having high hemoglobin levels does so as well. Dutch researchers looked at 12,305 people without dementia at the start of the study,…

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Trump Administration Weighs Allowing Drug Imports for Cheaper Prescriptions

The Trump administration said on Wednesday that it was taking steps to make it easier to import less expensive prescription drugs from other countries, particularly Canada. The move has long been supported by progressives but has encountered fierce opposition from the pharmaceutical industry. The proposal would permit pilot programs developed by states, pharmacies or drug…

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