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Appeals courts differ on health care

It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.

First, two Republicans on a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit court of appeals ruled against a key component of the law -- the fe...

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Red Cross issues urgent blood donor plea

While helping victims of fires and other disasters across the Northwest, the Red Cross has its own crisis to tackle - and one you can easily help resolve, by donating blood and platelets.

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Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care subsidies.

XL Love How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America's Love Life

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'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1 percent of those people are obese. In 2008, medical care costs related to obesity were as high as $147 billion, and an obese person's annual medical bill was $1,429 higher than that of a normal-weight person.

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Listeria tests prompt fruit recall

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

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China scare snares Burger King, Papa John's

Burger King and Papa John's joined the list of companies caught up in a Chinese food scandal that has spread to Japan.

On Monday, local regulators suspended the operations of Shanghai Husi Food, a subsidiary of Illinois-based OSI Group, and ordered a...

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MERS may be airborne, scientists say

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio.

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7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak, who passed away Saturday, was one of them.

Bartusiak's mother said her daughter had suffere...

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