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59 min ago |

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Medicaid, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

3 hrs ago |

Inspection Finds Issues At GSK Vaccine Plant

A recent Health Canada inspection of the country's only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Canada, Food and Drug Administration

7 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Nebraska researchers get $10M to study infections

Researcher Ken Bayles says his team is working to find ways to get rid of the staph infection methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, that can form on medical devices before they are implanted in people.


Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, MRSA, Merced, CA

11 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

E. coli sickens 2 dozen on Minnesota reservation

More than a handful of cases have been confirmed as E. coli. But environmental health supervisor April Bogard with the Minnesota Department of Health says the final numbers will fluctuate as health officials receive more lab results.


Related Topix: E. Coli, Minnesota Government, Minnesota

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen on Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Hepatitis


CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Gay/Lesbian, Las Vegas, NV, Transgender

Click Orlando

Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care subsidies.


Related Topix: Health Insurance

96-5 KISS FM Cleveland, OH

Obamacare Suffers Big Blow In Federal Court Ruling

In a big blow to the Obama administration, a federal court is striking down some subsidies in the healthcare reform law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance

Bellingham Herald

Marlboro maker Altria's 2Q profit stays flat

The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, also announced a new $1 billion share buyback program to be completed by the end of 2015 and narrowed its full-year earnings guidance.


Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Philip Morris USA, Smoking, Medicine

The Macon Telegraph

Music festival raises $11,000 for cancer center

The money raised by the festival will benefit Branches of Hope, the Cancer Patient Fund at Central Vermont Medical Center's National Life Cancer Treatment Center.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine

State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health care

Officials said at a joint House committee briefing that roughly 75,000 people in Hawaii don't have health insurance, down from well over 100,000 last year.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, World News, Japan, Medicaid

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily World

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

The largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients shows that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes - some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Smoking

ABC News

Judge Tosses Wisconsin Senator's Health Care Suit

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Small Business, Health Insurance, Personal Finance

Click Orlando

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Genetics, Life, Food, Nutrition

Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , according to new research.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Smoking, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Genetics

ABC News

New Orleans Putting Smoked Butts in a Better Place

The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Canada, Atlantic City, NJ, Smoking, Medicine

The Wichita Eagle

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

The Ohio Department of Health said Monday that an investigation by West Virginia health officials found possible unsafe injection practices at Valley Pain Management in McMechen .


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, McMechen, WV, Hepatitis


RJ Reynolds' $23-billion punitive damage award unlikely to stand: experts

A decision by a Florida jury to impose punitive damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on Friday is likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, US News, US Supreme Court, Lung Cancer, Northeastern University


Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

This is one of the largest awards against a tobacco firm, but the company is looking to avoid the massive payout.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Lung Cancer, Vladimir Putin

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Las Cruces mental health provider cutting staff

The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Saturday that La Frontera lost 87 of the 400 employees it inherited after being brought in by the state to replace six nonprofit mental health providers under investigation.


Related Topix: Health Care Provider, Merced, CA