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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to California foster youth

With pressure on California's foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on children, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

5 hrs ago | News Shopper

Cancer patients are more likely to suffer from major depression, figures show

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: Cancer, Health, Depression, Oncology, Nursing, Lung Cancer

10 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

You might think that a company called Isis Pharmaceuticals would be itching to change its name in order to avoid confusion with the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .


Related Topix: Biotech, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter, Autos

11 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

5, 2013 file photo, an infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. 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 ... (more)


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

14 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.


Related Topix: Medtronic, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Horizon Therapeutics, Kyphon, Salient Surgical Technologies

18 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

UN doctor with Ebola in Germany for treatment

Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.


Related Topix: Epidemiology

20 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Insurance dispute may soon affect patients' bills

People who visit doctors or hospitals in the state associated with the Catholic Health Initiatives network may soon have to pay more if they have insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.


Related Topix: Catholic Health Initiatives, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Courier News

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke Iowa's attorney general is touting the power of a new anti-smoking tactic: celebrity-shaming.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Celebrities, Kiefer Sutherland

Hampshire Chronicle

Overseas nurses and midwives are to face new assessments

Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it was announced today.


Related Topix: Nursing

Brandon Sun

DIY blood pressure care may surpass office-based treatment for some patients: study

In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Monica Torres, left, checks the blood pressure of Esther Fisher, right, during an event at the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Miss.


Related Topix: Hypertension, Health

WOC-AM Davenport

Obama Pledges 'New Culture Of Accountability' At VA

President Obama promises a "new culture of accountability" at the troubled Veterans Affairs Department.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Nursing

Contra Costa Times

Suge Knight won't talk to police

If Suge Knight knows who shot him six times Sunday morning at Chris Brown's pre-VMAs party in Hollywood, he's not talking about it, according to TMZ.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Cedars Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry


Ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking sought

The World Health Organization is calling for major regulations on the e-cigarette industry, including a ban on indoor smoking.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing

Christian Science Monitor

Why WHO calls for indoor ban on e-cigarettes

A 23-year-old man holds a cigarette as he waits for a bus in Englewood, N.J. on Aug. 7, 2014.


Related Topix: Englewood, NJ, Smoking, Health, World News

Blackpool Citizen

WHO call for curb on e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing, Smoking, Health

Daily Monitor

Doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.


Brandon Sun

Widow of Dr. Donald Low fights for 'right to die with dignity'

The widow of Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease specialist who guided Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis, said she supports the "right to die with dignity," particularly after watching her husband gradually lose control over his body before his death.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Daily World

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Review: 'Dirty Work' is nuanced, thoughtful story

This book cover image released by Little, Brown and Co. shows "Dirty Work," by Gabriel Weston.


Related Topix: Obstetrics and Gynecology


Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Health, Pain, Epidemic, Natural Disasters