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Campaigners are calling on Chancellor George Osborne to increase the tobacco "tax escalator" from 2% to 5% above inflation year on year More than 100,000 people would quit smoking in one year alone if the Chancellor increased the tax on cigarettes to 5% above inflation, according to 80 leading health charities and experts.
The lawmakers have long opposed President Barack Obama's signature health insurance law.
The Cefaly device is a battery-powered plastic band worn across the forehead. Using an adhesive electrode, the band emits a low electrical current to stimulate nerves associated with migraine pain.
An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health care providers, as they consider whether it is worth the $1,000-a-pill price set by manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc. A panel of California medical experts voted Monday that Gilead's Sovaldi represents a "low value" ... (more)
The Senate has passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions.
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In this Wednesday, March 5, 2014 photo, total knee replacement surgery patient Mary Ann Tuft, 79, walks in her apartment in Chicago.
Columbus Public Health spokesman Jose Rodriguez says officials expect to see more cases because those who contract the virus can be contagious for weeks and about one-third of them generally don't show symptoms.
In this Dec. 11, 2013, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Health Minister Terry Lake said his ministry is watching closely as Fraser Health deals with a potential outbreak of measles, which appears linked to a lack of routine vaccinations in school-aged children.
In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, American media mogul Ted Turner is photographed on the red carpet at the Captain Planet Foundation benefit gala in Atlanta.
March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty for failing to obtain insurance for 2014 under the federal health care overhaul.
The Obama administration says it's pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.
There were significantly more cases of scarlet fever last month than would normally be expected for this time of year During February there were significantly more cases of the bacterial illness than would normally be expected for this time of year, according to Public Health England .
Professor Mark Lawler said a high proportion of older women with a certain form of breast cancer receive less chemotherapy than their younger counterparts A high proportion of older women with a certain form of breast cancer receive less chemotherapy than their younger counterparts, Professor Mark Lawler from Queen's University Belfast said.
Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked from behind a wooden bar and turned into flavorful vapor for a lung hit with a kick that is intended to simulate traditional smoking.
A Minnesota legislator's tweet about the NBA has prompted hundreds of responses, with many on social media calling it racist.