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  1. Sweden to make keyhole "cooler" for consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Food Industry

    Sweden's National Food Agency said that it is set to undergo an image makeover to make keyhole nutrition labelling "cooler" for its citizens. Dietitian at NFA Anette Jansson told Food Navigator that since the 26 year old organisation has been around for so long without an image makeover, it was often considered "uncool".

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  2. NH governor defends budget, proposed COO positionRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Nashua Telegraph

    Gov. Maggie Hassan sharply defended her administration's budget Friday afternoon, saying she preserved the state's low tax environment and yielded to recommendations from New Hampshire businesses and families to justify proposed fee increases on vehicles and tobacco. Hassan said her $11.48 billion budget over the biennium was developed without establishing an income or sales tax despite strong criticism from Republicans and a GOP-heavy Legislature over an anticipated jump in the cost of motor vehicle registration - expected on average to rise $15-20 per year - and a 21-cent fee increase on tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

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  3. Sweden to make keyhole "cooler" for consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Food And Drink Europe

    Sweden's National Food Agency said that it is set to undergo an image makeover to make keyhole nutrition labelling "cooler" for its citizens. Dietitian at NFA Anette Jansson told Food Navigator that since the 26 year old organisation has been around for so long without an image makeover, it was often considered "uncool".

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  4. For patients with brain tumors, insurance status linked to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PhysOrg Weblog

    Patients that are on Medicaid or uninsured have higher rates of reportable patient safety and quality of care issues during hospitalization for brain tumors, reports a study in the March issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Not having private insurance is associated with higher rates of patient safety issues and hospital-acquired conditions -leading to longer hospital stays and worse patient outcomes, according to the study by Dr. Kristopher G. Hooten and colleagues of University of Florida, Gainesville.

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  5. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and others share their reflectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    He dedicated his life and career to social justice and progress for the most vulnerable people among us. As a government official, advocate, and philanthropic leader, Andy was tenacious in his pursuit of a singular vision: that everyone in America would have the coverage necessary to access high quality health care-physical, behavioral, or both.

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  6. This week in health: Homeopathy research ethics, sickening foods, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Canada.com

    Say what you will about alternative therapies , but while many are based on some pretty loopy theories, wishful thinking and a whole lot of anecdotal evidence, some may have measurable clinical benefits beyond the all-powerful placebo effect. Homeopathy is not likely one of these.

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  7. Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Proposed Veterans Healthcare ReformRead the original story

    Friday | Business Wire

    While the report does support the continuance of specialized care in the VA health care system for service-connected veterans, Paralyzed Veterans has raised questions about how those specialized services will be sustained once impacted by diminished demand and reduced investment in the support services that maintain them. "Specialized services, like the spinal cord injury system of care, are multidisciplinary and comprehensive, which means they are inherently defined by their reliance on tertiary services.

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  8. High stress for new mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infantsRead the original story

    Friday | Science Daily

    Mothers with a high level of prenatal social stressors -- including possibly less control over their own housing situation or economic distress -- had 2.5 times higher odds to have only a partial or no restriction on smoking in their home than those with no stressors, which increases secondhand smoke risk, a study has found. Recent mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that totally ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes a University of Kansas researcher.

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  9. The financial crisis may have been to blame for a sudden spike in middle-age suicidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    ... Hempstead, director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Julie Philips of the Institute for Health Care Policy and Aging Research. The method of suicide may also be telling, the researchers say. Suicide by suffocation - a method more likely to ...

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  10. AIDS Foundation of Chicago complains about insurers' high drug pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chicago Tribune

    Will Wilson, center, said after after he was diagnosed with AIDS 13 years ago, he nearly went broke paying for his medications. He works now as an insurance navigator.

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  11. Stop water fluoridation, says public health expertRead the original story

    Friday | Medical News Today

    Professor Stephen Peckham, of the University's Centre for Health Service Studies , says a switch to other approaches to protecting tooth health should be considered. In research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health , Professor Peckham and the research team identified that water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30% higher than expected rate of underactive thyroid in England.

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  12. Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | MedlinePlus

    The number of Americans struggling to pay medical bills has declined every year since 2011 and particularly since 2013, a new government report shows. Health policy and medical bill experts believe the new patient protections and coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act, as well as the steadily improving national economy, may have contributed to families' financial relief.

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  13. 4 Simple (And Objective) Ways To Tell If Obamacare Is 'Working'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Forbes.com

    ... policy for National Review. The other contributors to The Apothecary are: Josh Archambault, Director of Health Care Policy at the Pioneer Institute in Boston; Robert Book of the American Action Forum; Chris Conover, Research Scholar in the Center ...

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  14. Jason Millman: Democrats brace for more Obamacare backlashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | TwinCities

    The Obamacare window technically just closed earlier this month, but a new round of political headaches could just be beginning for the administration. That's because it's tax season, and many Americans could soon be getting an unwelcome surprise that they owe the government a penalty for skipping health insurance coverage.

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  15. On Native GroundHEALTH Care in America: Still the Worst in the WorldRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2014 | American Reporter

    While the Affordable Care Act made a bit of difference in giving more Americans access to health care, the reality remains that the United States has the worst health care system in the developed world. This conclusion is that of the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that's done health care policy research for decades.

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  16. Otago researcher wins prestigious Harkness FellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | University of Otago News

    ... malpractice, starting in August 2015. "I am thrilled to be the New Zealand 2015-2016 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. It is an honour to receive such a prestigious fellowship. The Commonwealth Fund and the Harkness programme have ...

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  17. Fewer Americans burdened by medical billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | KNDU

    The number of Americans struggling to pay medical bills has declined every year since 2011 and particularly since 2013, a new government report shows. Health policy and medical bill experts believe the new patient protections and coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act, as well as the steadily improving national economy, may have contributed to families' financial relief.

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  18. Lifestyle Effects on Hematopoiesis and Atherosclerosis [Reviews]Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Circulation

    Correspondence to Matthias Nahrendorf, MD, PhD, or Filip K. Swirski, PhD, Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail Diet, exercise, stress, and sleep are receiving attention as environmental modifiers of chronic inflammatory diseases, including atherosclerosis, the culprit condition of myocardial infarction and stroke.

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  19. Researchers hit back at criticisms of vit B Alzheimer's studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | NutraIngredients

    Clarke's statement that "Taking folic acid and vitamin B-12 is sadly not going to prevent Alzheimer's disease" was slammed as 'inaccurate and misleading' Oxford researchers have defended their study, which found no link between vitamin B and preventing Alzheimer's, against accusations of being "inaccurate and misleading". The meta-analysis study, published last year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , collected data from 11 large trials using a total of 22,000 participants.

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  20. Schizophrenia In The White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Forbes.com

    I am one of the nation's leading thinkers on health policy. I am a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis.

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