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Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on MedicareThe government says higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Hidden-Camera Footage Shows a Veteran's Callous DeathIn a video deposition, Wanda Nuckles answered questions about the 2014 death of a patient under her watch in the affirmative: Yes, she began doing chest compressions on 89-year-old James Dempsey after being told he had stopped breathing at the Georgia nursing home where she was a nursing supervisor. Yes,...
Newser9 hours ago
A coal-burning power plant steams behind wind generators in Gelsenkirchen, Germany while the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stanceNegotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old diesAn Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies
The Associated Press21 hours ago
North Korean Defector Is Ravaged by ParasitesAs if multiple bullet wounds weren't enough, the North Korean soldier who defected across the DMZ on Monday has "an enormous number" of parasites posing a risk to his recovery, according to South Korean doctors. "I've never seen anything like this," surgeon Lee Cook-jong says, per the BBC and Guardian...
Newser22 hours ago
Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for manyMany Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
VA exploring idea of merging health system with PentagonThe Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's as part of its effort to expand private health care
The Associated Press1 day ago
Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reformsNew Yorkers who were molested as children are counting on the national attention on sexual crimes to persuade state leaders to allow victims to sue over decades-old abuse
The Associated Press1 day ago
Docs Behind '1st Fatal Marijuana Overdose' Report Say ChillThe Colorado doctors behind those reports of the first documented fatal marijuana overdose would like everyone to please chill out. Dr. Thomas Nappe tells the Washington Post they "are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed" an 11-month-old child two years ago. Nappe says he's disappointed news reports have mischaracterized the...
Newser1 day ago
Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid disputeA university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies
The Associated Press1 day ago
Doctors Claim 1st Documented Fatal Marijuana Overdose(The doctors involved in this study have since denied calling this case a definitive marijuana overdose; update here . Original report follows.) In news that could change what we thought we knew about marijuana, as well as alter the progress of marijuana legalization, two doctors in Colorado say they've documented...
Newser1 day ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, leads applause for House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, along with Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., during a news conference following a vote on tax reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Republicans passed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclearRepublicans whip a near-$1.5 trillion rewrite of business and personal income taxes through the House
The Associated Press1 day ago
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