04 23 2014
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CDC: 1 in 88 Us Kids Have Autism

This new estimate means autism is nearly twice as common as officials said it was only five years ago, and likely affects roughly 1 million U.S. children and teens.

ATLANTA (AP) -- A new government report says autism is more common than previously thought, burdening as many as 1 in 88 children.


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Court Takes Health Care Case Behind Closed Doors

The court's decision, due in June, will affect the way virtually every American receives and pays for health care and surely will reverberate in this year's campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The survival of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices.


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Health Care Arguments: Now What About Medicaid?

Justices show strong resistance to states' argument that expansion of program is "coercive"

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court's liberal justices are making clear they will vote to uphold the massive expansion of the Medicaid program for low-income Americans that is part of the health care overhaul.


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Video: Some Justices Seem Open to Saving Parts of Health Care Law

Even if central component of legislation is struck down, Medicaid expansion and other provisions could survive

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several Supreme Court justices seemed receptive Wednesday to the idea that portions of President Barack Obama's health care law can survive even if the court declares the centerpiece unconstitutional.


Read more: Video: Some Justices Seem Open to Saving Parts of Health Care Law

Studies: Surgery Can Put Diabetes Into Remission

Evidence could help convince doubtful patients that stomach-reducing operations can have powerful effect

CHICAGO (AP) -- New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.


Read more: Studies: Surgery Can Put Diabetes Into Remission

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