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  • Questionable Medicare claims cost HHS billions, IG finds

    Questionable Medicare claims cost the Health and Human Services billions, the agency's watchdog has found. Under Obamacare, physicians or other medical practitioners have to certify any beneficiaries who receive home health services and then document the encounter to receive Medicare...

  • Lawmakers say e-cigarette makers target kids

    A group of congressional Democrats released a report Monday accusing the electronic cigarette industry of pushing their products on children and teens. The report shows a significant increase in recent years in the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors through social media, radio and televisions...

  • Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

    LONDON (AP) — Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and...

  • Manhattan Moment: FDA's outdated review process leaves people dying for drugs

    A recent outbreak of meningitis in Los Angeles has led to the deaths of three young men. The affected gay community has been encouraging people to get vaccinated and is even offering vaccinations free of charge. This quick response likely prevented further deaths. Unfortunately, similar...

  • Will 'health care' kill American medicine?

    Before Obamacare is fully entrenched, the federal government has already become the paymaster for the health care of a large share of the nation's 318 million people.

  • Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. Pfizer, the world's second largest drugmaker, said the drug prevented breast cancer from worsening for 20.2 months...

  • Guinea: Airport passengers screened for Ebola

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials in Guinea say all passengers departing from the capital city's airport must fill out a health form and have their temperature taken as part of an effort to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Dr. Sakoba Keita, director of prevention...

  • What's more dangerous to your health than fracking? The EPA, apparently

    It turns out that while environmentalist groups try to link fracking to cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency was actively exposing people to dangerous carcinogens - for their own good, of course.

  • Schneiderman settles with Hollywood Tans over health claims

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced agreements on Thursday with a national tanning salon chain and its Manhattan-based franchise to resolve allegations they made health-related representations to promote tanning services. HT...

  • Guinea reports Ebola death toll rises to 78

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, an international aid group warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78. The Ebola outbreak is the first of its kind in West Africa in two decades....

  • Senegal closes border with Guinea over Ebola fears

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has closed its land border with neighboring Guinea to prevent the spread of the Ebola outbreak, which has killed at least 70 people. Senegal's Interior Ministry announced the border closure Saturday. It also said officials in the southern region of Kolda closed a...

  • FDA Oks new therapy to prevent hemophilia bleeding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first hemophilia B treatment designed to decrease frequency of injections to prevent the excessive bleeding the clotting disorder causes. The medicine, Alprolix (all-PRO'licks), is for preventing or shortening bleeding...

  • Anti-smoking groups want money spent for health

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Anti-smoking groups want to ensure that the money Michigan gets from its settlement with tobacco companies is used to improve the health of the state's residents. The national tobacco settlement brings in Michigan about $250 million to $350 million a year, and some of...

  • NY settles probe of tanning salons' health claims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with a chain of tanning salons to stop making claims about the health benefits of tanning. The agreement is with HT Franchising Management LLC, doing business as Hollywood Tans, and with Hollywood Tans NYC, its...

  • Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat

    LONDON (AP) — England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human. In a report published Thursday, Public Health England said it concluded TB samples taken from the cat and...



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