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  1. Governments and others urged to join forces as Canada's first ever Rare Disease Strategy releasedRead the original story

    9 min ago | Canada NewsWire

    Rare Disease Strategy and called upon the federal, provincial and territorial governments along researchers, healthcare providers, educators, employers, and the patient community to join forces to make the Strategy a reality. needs a comprehensive approach.

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  2. More than 430 dead in India heatwaveRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | New Vision

    More than 430 people have died in two Indian states from a days-long heatwave that has seen temperatures nudging 50 degrees Celsius , officials said Monday. Officials warned the toll was almost certain to rise, with figures still being collected in some parts of the hard-hit Telangana state in the south of the country, and with no end in sight to the searing conditions.

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  3. Skimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issueRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | KRON 4

    A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. After paying premiums, many low- and middle-income patients still face high costs when trying to use their coverage.

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  4. The designer growing trees into furniture...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | New Vision

    Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual adventure in furniture design.

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  5. Texas House Approves Partial Consolidation of AgenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    State Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo and Sen Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, at the final Sunset Advisory Commission meeting on Jan. 14, 2015. The Texas House has tentatively approved a measure to partially consolidate the state's massive health and human services system.

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  6. Tobacco giants sue Britain over rules on plain packagingRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    On Friday, Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, two of the world's biggest tobacco companies, sued the British government over new rules, starting next May, that would require cigarettes to be sold in plain packages. "Any business that has property taken away from it by the state would inevitably want to challenge and seek compensation" said British American Tobacco.

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  7. FG Will Resolve Challenges In Health Sector - MinisterRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    Represented by the Director of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. David Atura, the minister said every Nigerian must enjoy quality health services irrespective of their income level. He promised that the ministry would invest in health sector in terms of relevant modern equipment and appropriate medical personnel to guarantee affordable quality healthcare.

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  8. Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Day

    A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. After paying premiums, many low- and middle-income patients still face high costs when trying to use their coverage.

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  9. Thousands worldwide march against GM cropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | New Vision

    The "collectif citoyen pour lagro-ecologie" protests against US agriculture and seed giant Monsanto on Saturday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the world Saturday to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides. The third annual March Against Monsanto -- begun by the Occupy movement -- was held in upwards of 400 cities in more than 40 countries from the Americas to Africa and Europe.

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  10. Senate To Take Up Health Expansion Early In SessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | CBS Local

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  11. Democrats See Skimpy Insurance as the Next Healthcare IssueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | News Max

    A different healthcare issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered. 5 comments

  12. Survey: Obamacare Strains Emergency RoomsRead the original story

    Saturday | Sunshine State News

    Three-quarters of the 2,099 doctors responding to the nationwide survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians indicate they have seen an increase in emergency room visits since Jan. 1, 2014. That's when the Affordable Care Act , better known as Obamacare, went into effect.

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  13. With millions more covered, Democrats see high deductibles, copays as next health care issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Star Tribune

    A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. After paying premiums, many low- and middle-income patients still face high costs when trying to use their coverage.

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  14. Association Between the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Healthcare...Read the original story

    Friday May 22 | The American Journal of Managed Care

    Use of specialist visits decreased by patients whose primary care physicians transformed their practices into patient-centered medical homes, 1 year after medical home implementation. Objectives: The patient-centered medical home model of primary care is being implemented widely, with unclear effects on healthcare utilization.

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  15. Tobacco giants challenge plans for plain packaging on cigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Sunday Herald

    TWO major tobacco firms have launched legal actions against the UK Government over plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes. TWO major tobacco firms have launched legal actions against the UK Government over plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes.

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  16. Philip Morris sues over 'plain packaging' rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WPTV Local News

    Philip Morris International, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is fighting a new ruling in the U.K. that requires all cigarettes be sold in plain packaging. U.K. Parliament enacted the rule in March.

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  17. Ministers vow to fight A 11 BILLION lawsuit from tobacco giants over plain packaging plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Daily Record

    MINISTERS yesterday vowed to fight a massive lawsuit by tobacco giants Philip Morris over plans to make them sell cigarettes in plain packs . Lawyers for the huge multi-national have filed court papers in London accusing the UK Government of stealing their trademark by banning their famous labels.

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  18. How Could Technology Change The Way We Evolve?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WGBH

    Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution? Harvey Fineberg is President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the former president of the Institute of Medicine.

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  19. Medicaid Expansion Helps Cut Rate Of Older, Uninsured Adults From 12 To 8 PercentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WebMD

    Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

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  20. Cold weather more lethal than hot spells, says studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The China Post

    Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday. Researchers looked into 74 million deaths between 1985 and 2012 in 13 countries where there was a wide variety of climate, from chilly to subtropical.

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