Obamacare repeal bills could put coverage out of reach for millions of sick Americans

President Trump and congressional Republicans, despite repeated pledges to preserve sick Americans’ access to health coverage, are poised to scrap this core insurance protection in their campaign to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Both the House GOP bill that passed in May and the revised Senate GOP bill unveiled last week effectively eliminate the coverage guarantee by allowing health insurers to […]

Family warns of Powassan virus month after New York man’s death

The family of a New York man is speaking out a month after his death to warn about Powassan virus, a potentially deadly tick-borne illness that has had health officials in Maine on the lookout. Charles Smith, of Gansevoort, New York, had found the tick under the skin of his elbow on April 28, WNYT reported. […]

US Military Seeks Neural Implants to Restore Hearing, Sight

What if a portable computer system could one day interact directly with the human brain to help restore a person’s ability to see or hear? A project recently launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is tasking research teams with answering that question. DARPA, the research arm of the U.S. military, has awarded […]