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Federal Appeals Court Rules On Affordable Care Act Case : Shots

The panel agreed with Texas-based U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's 2018 finding that the law's insurance requirement, the so-called "individual mandate", was rendered unconstitutional when Congress, in 2017, reduced a tax on people without insurance to zero.

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Obamacare insurance plans sign up deadline extended by US government

The open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act has been extended until December 18 for those who couldn't sign up on Sunday, the original deadline, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday. Some were asked to leave contact information with the call center. A group founded by former Obama administration officials said people using the website and the call center ran into delays and other problems.

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Lab Testing Firm Pays Off Hacker to Prevent Data Leak

LifeLabs said that its investigation so far indicates that the accessed test results were from 2016 or earlier and belonged to about 85,000 customers. What's more, Martin said, the criminals are "very opportunistic" and can find other ways to sell the information contained within the hacked database.

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Puppies Infecting People With Campylobacter Jejuni in 13 States

Health officials say that both puppies and dogs, "even while appearing healthy and clean", can carry the Campylobacter bacteria, and those who come in contact with such animals should keep in mind to wash their hands thoroughly after touching or handling them, their waste or their food in any way.

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Health officials warn of measles exposure at Denver International Airport

Those who traveled to the Denver International Airport on December 11 between 1:15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. could be at risk of contracting the disease, especially if they have not received the MMR vaccine. The cases of measles at the Southern California hub come during the busy holiday travel season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The department is urging anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to make sure their immunization records are up-to-date or to contact their doctor with ...

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Eating Chili Peppers Can Increase Longevity

The researchers found that people who consumed meals containing chillis at least four times a week had up to a 40% lower risk of dying of heart attack, and a almost 50% lower risk of dying of a stroke or other brain condition. The team of researchers also announced they plan to study what exactly makes the chili peppers beneficial. "This study sought to examine the association between chili pepper consumption and risk of death in a large sample of the adult Italian general population, and to ...


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