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Voice of America

Half of World's People Can't get Basic Health Services: WHO
Voice of America
At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Some 800 million ...
World Bank plans to name and shame countries on health spendingFinancial Times

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TIME

Fracking Linked to Negative Health Effects in Infants, Study Says
TIME
Babies born to mothers who lived near fracking wells during pregnancy are more likely to experience negative health effects than babies born elsewhere, according to new research. Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Science Advances ...
Hydraulic fracturing decreases infant health, study findsUChicago News

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CNNMoney

26-year-olds face challenges as they fall off parents' health insurance
CNNMoney
Marguerite Moniot felt frustrated and flummoxed. Despite the many hours she had spent in front of the computer this year reading consumer reviews of health insurance plans offered on the individual market in Virginia, she still did not know what plan ...

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Washington Post

Enrollment in ACA health plans up from same time last year, but sign-up chance dwindling
Washington Post
With three days remaining in most of the country to buy Affordable Care Act coverage for 2018, enrollment is ahead of the same time last year but is almost sure to fall short in the end because of a compressed enrollment season. During each of the six ...
Maryland health exchange extends deadline to enroll in ObamacareBaltimore Sun
Why Do So Many People Hate Obamacare So Much?NPR

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Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook
ABC News
The massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a propensity for violence, but some key reforms enacted in the wake of the Sandy Hook ...

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NPR

Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017
NPR
You were intrigued by rare health conditions, like uppgivenhetssyndrom, a coma-like state found in some refugee children in Sweden, and a disease that causes tree-like growths on the skin. And you were curious about best practices from the developing ...

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CNN

Virtual reality has some very real health dangers - CNN - CNN.com
CNN
Before you or your children wear out your shiny new VR gadgets, be sure you're fully aware of the potential health risks of this exciting technology.

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NewYorkUpstate.com

Flu virus spreading in NY, prompting public-health alert
WGRZ-TV
Public health officials this week urged New Yorkers to get vaccinated to combat the virus, which has arrived early to North America this year. "Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza, and is especially important for health care ...
Flu now prevalent in NY; Unvaccinated health care workers must wear face masksNewYorkUpstate.com

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Chicago Tribune

These scammers are really smart. Anybody could be a victim.
Chicago Tribune
Many home health companies operate lawfully and in the best interests of their customers. But fraud is so pervasive throughout the industry, federal officials say, that for every conviction like Koroma's, there are many other participants who are able ...

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UN News Centre

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report
UN News Centre
13 December 2017 – At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a ...
World Bank and WHO: Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme ...World Health Organization

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