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Obamacare Official Likely Deleted Emails House Panel Wants

Posted On August 08, 2014

(Undated) -- One of the key officials in last fall's botched rollout of Healthcare.gov probably deleted emails a House committee now wants to see. The Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday that emails belonging to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services director Marilyn Tavenner might not be "retrievable." HHS confirmed that in…

Medical Debt Could Raise FICO Credit Score

Posted On August 08, 2014

(Undated) -- People with heavy medical debts could see their credit scores go up. The nation's top credit score provider, FICO, is coming out with a new scoring model that doesn't penalize people for medical debts. FICO says people who have only unpaid medical debts on their credit reports will see their score go up…

Priest With Ebola Virus Returns to Spain

Posted On August 08, 2014

(Madrid) -- A Spanish priest infected with the Ebola virus is the first victim of the current outbreak to arrive in Europe. The missionary was flown to Madrid today from Liberia after he was placed in quarantine last Saturday. Ebola has killed almost one-thousand people so far in four West African countries. The World Health…

Astronauts “Dangerously Sleep Deprived” Study Says

Posted On August 08, 2014

(Undated) -- Astronauts have such a hard time sleeping in space that it puts their lives at risk. A new study finds that many astronauts suffer serious sleep deprivation and 75-percent of them take sleeping pills on space missions. Harvard Medical School researchers say those sleep-inducing drugs can hurt crew members' ability to perform at…

Coming Soon: Nasal Spray To Stop Heroin Overdoses

Posted On August 08, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- A University of Kentucky pharmacy professor is working on a new tool to save people who overdose on heroin and other opioids. Daniel Wermeling has developed a nasal spray-version of naloxone, a drug that can reverse potentially fatal overdoses. The drug is currently injected through a needle, but Wermeling told the "Herald…