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2 hrs ago | SFGate

2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Smoking, Medicine, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart

A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children.


Related Topix: Pregnancy, Medicine


Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion ... (more)


Related Topix: Abortion, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Women's Health, US Supreme Court


New challenge for Tax forms

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.


Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Smoking, Medicine


Hospital's patient care draws federal scrutiny

Federal authorities have determined staff at a Dallas hospital endangered a patient in their care, marking the third time the hospital's been cited since promising to reform its psychiatric services.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Medicare

News Max

Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State to Expand Medicaid

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, AARP

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Porn actor tests positive for HIV, adult film production shut down nationwide

Adult-film studios locally and nationwide were asked to halt production Thursday after a performer tested positive for HIV, a trade group for the industry announced.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Environmental Law, Law


West Nile Virus Detected In Maryland Resident

Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year.


Related Topix: Maryland Government, Maryland, West Nile Virus


California trees harbor fungus deadly to people with HIV

A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS

Detroit Free Press

300,000 risk losing insurance due to glitches

Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing their new health insurance policies if they don't resubmit citizenship or immigration information to the government by the end of next week -- but the federal site remains so glitchy that they are having a tough time complying.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Immigration Reform, Medicaid, Medicare

Asbestos-related deaths 'will peak in next five years'

ASBESTOS deaths are set to reach a record high in Oxfordshire in the next six years, it has been warned.


Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Mesothelioma,


Wash. state residents get more health insurance choices

People who buy their own health insurance through the state's health exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, will have more choices next year and will only see a small change in rates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Health Insurance, US Governors, Clark County, WA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Worcester News

Worcestershire's answer to Great British Bake Off raises hundreds for Worcester's breast unit

Annette Calloway and cousin and original breast cancer calendar girl Kate Butler at her mother June Wilcox's tea and cakes morning .


Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Breast Cancer, Medicine

Andover Advertiser

Depressed cancer patients 'ignored'

Large numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Depression, Oncology, Nursing, Lung Cancer



Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Marketing, Smoking, Food and Drug Administration

Brandon Sun

3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

Oxford Mail

Sister queries hospital decision on suicidal man

THE sister of racehorse trainer James Douglas-Home questioned why a psychiatrist did not admit him to hospital the day before he shot himself in the head.


Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Suicide, Depression

WLOX-TV Biloxi

MSDH confirms second West Nile Virus death in Mississippi

So far this year, a total of 15 human WNV cases have been reported in the following counties: Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest, Hinds, Madison, Newton, Rankin, Yazoo, and Wilkinson counties.


Related Topix: Mississippi, West Nile Virus, Madison County, MS, Yazoo County, MS

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Playing video game may boost multiple sclerosis patients' balance

An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, WII, Italy, World News, Society, Stardock