NBC News Life Expectancy Shrinks for Americans 2016-12-08T12:31:00.000000Z The U.S. death rate is on the rise for the first time in more than 15 years, with life expectancy dropping slightly for a baby born in 2015. Yes You Can? Optimism May Help You Live Longer, Study Shows 2016-12-08T07:07:47.000000Z People who are highly optimistic have a lower chance of dying prematurely from stroke, heart disease and even cancer, researchers at Harvard found. Senate Passes Sweeping Medical Funding Bill 2016-12-07T23:35:00.000000Z Not everyone loves it, but the Senate, in an unusual show of unity, passed a comprehensive bill funding medical research and regulation. Pfizer Fined $100M for Hiking Drug Price 2,600% in U.K. 2016-12-07T23:26:00.000000Z Pfizer and Flynn Pharma charged 'excessive and unfair prices' for the drug used by 48,000 people in Britain, regulators said. These May Be First Warning Signs for Depression in Kids 2016-12-07T22:29:00.000000Z An early warning sign of depression in teenagers may not be sadness, but rather anxious and even irritable behavior, British researchers found. Scientists Develop Robot Hand for Quadriplegics 2016-12-07T20:09:00.000000Z Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks. Obamacare Repeal Would Take Insurance From 30 Million People 2016-12-07T19:27:08.000000Z A full repeal of Obamacare, which Republicans say they are unlikely to do, would take health insurance away from 30 million people, a new study shows. Why More Women Are Removing Their Breast Implants 2016-12-07T18:39:00.000000Z There is a growing trend of women opting for breast "explant" surgeries. The Surprising Reason Behind the Boom in Mosquitoes 2016-12-06T22:48:00.000000Z A surprising new study finds that mosquito populations have exploded in parts of the U.S. — but not because of a warming climate. Here's the Real Paleo Diet 2016-12-06T22:29:00.000000Z The real Paleo diet, as eaten by real Stone Age people, included roasted grass seed, clover and lots of water chestnuts, Israeli archeologists found.