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    • 27 JUL 17
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    In U.S. first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

    For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.    According to MIT Technology Review, which first reported the news on Wednesday, the experiment was just an exercise in science — the embryos were not allowed to develop for

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    • 27 JUL 17
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    10 governors, including Republicans, come out against Obamacare "skinny repeal"

    A group of 10 governors, including Republicans, is urging the Senate to reject a proposal for a so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. “The Senate should also reject efforts to amend the bill into a ‘skinny repeal,’ which is expected to accelerate health plans leaving the individual market, increase premiums, and result in fewer Americans having

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    • 26 JUL 17
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    Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate vote

    A proposal that would partially repeal Obamacare fell short of the 51 votes needed to pass it Wednesday afternoon, dealing yet another blow to the GOP effort to roll back the 2010 health care law. The Senate rejected the plan in a 45-55 vote. All Democrats voted against it, along with seven Republicans. They are:

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    • 26 JUL 17
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    Senate to resume health care debate after GOP plan fails

      CBS News’ Rebecca Shabad, Emily Tillett, John Nolen and Blair Wild are contributing to this developing story. The Senate voted Tuesday in favor on a motion to proceed with debate on the Senate’s health care plan to effectively repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday night, the Senate Republican plan to repeal

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    • 25 JUL 17
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    Can you keep your mind sharp by playing so-called brain games?

    NEW YORK — Can you keep your mind sharp — as you age — by playing so-called brain games? A report Tuesday by AARP focused on what has become a $1.3 billion business. Ads for online brain-training games tout their cognitive benefits saying they improve memory, brain speed and attention. But the report called the

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    • 25 JUL 17
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    "Anti-statin" trend puts lives at risk, experts warn

    A wave of anti-science skepticism may put people with high cholesterol at risk if they’re convinced to quit life-saving statin medications, heart experts warn. An “internet-driven cult” is attacking the safety and effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering statins, despite mounds of clinical trial data showing the drugs work and produce minimal side effects, said Dr. Steven Nissen,

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    • 25 JUL 17
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    McCain to return to Senate for key health care vote

    Rebecca Shabad Rebecca Shabad is a video reporter for CBS News Digital. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Lbmdn04qijY/

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