08/14/14 07:01 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months. With more...
08/14/14 06:15 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they...
08/14/14 04:30 PM
An Iowa drug developer is preparing to test a possible Ebola vaccine in humans, as scientists race to develop ways to prevent or fight a virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in a West African outbreak. NewLink Genetics is planning an initial phase of testing involving up to 100 healthy...
08/14/14 11:15 AM
BOSTON (AP) — The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state both expanded the scope of incidents hospitals are required to report and adopted a computerized system to more easily notify health officials. Hospitals reported 753...
By Philip Klein | 08/14/14 08:46 AM
With a victory before a federal appeals court in the case Halbig v. Burwell, based on the intellectual architecture developed by Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon, Obamacare finds itself on the cusp of another major Supreme Court case.
08/14/14 08:16 AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced there is another Ebola case in Africa's most populous country, bringing the total confirmed cases there to 11. Chukwu told reporters in Abuja, the capital, Thursday that the latest patient is a doctor who helped...
By Steve Doty | 08/14/14 08:06 AM
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing today to once again examine health care for veterans.
08/13/14 06:32 PM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician with Ebola defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying Wednesday they feared it was too risky. Calling it "an impossible dilemma," Doctors Without Borders explained in detail last month's decision in...
08/13/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian drugmaker working on an experimental drug for Ebola said Wednesday that it is not ready to make the treatment available in Africa, despite assurances by international health officials that it is ethical to use untested treatments to fight the deadly outbreak....
08/13/14 05:30 PM
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists. Limiting salt is...
By Philip Klein | 08/13/14 05:22 PM
As many conservatives have grappled with ways to repeal and replace President Obama's health care law, the Manhattan Institute's Avik Roy has been advocating in favor of co-opting Obamacare, and using a reformed version of its basic structure to achieve broader entitlement reform objectives.
08/13/14 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Merck & Co. Inc. has won federal approval for a new type of sleeping pill designed to help people with insomnia stay asleep. The tablet, Belsomra, works by temporarily blocking chemicals known as orexins that control the sleep cycle and can keep people awake at night. It's...
By Brian Hughes | 08/13/14 04:40 PM
It's not just the 2014 midterm elections that have the White House on edge, but also the return of open enrollment in Obamacare.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/13/14 02:38 PM
For many families, Obamacare is probably very helpful. The costs of these benefits are mostly dispersed widely, and so it's not easy to directly compare the costs to the benefits. But sometimes the costs are pretty measurable.
08/13/14 10:00 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — WellPoint, one of the biggest players on the health care overhaul's new insurance exchanges, wants to switch its corporate name back to the Anthem brand its customers know by the end of this year. The nation's second-largest health insurer said the name it used before...
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