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# 2012-06-13 03:10:58, Health Blog The WHO ties diesel fumes to lung cancer; Republicans ready a health-care message for after the Supreme Court ruling; An unconfirmed report raises fears about St. Jude's newer defibrillator lead; Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini talks about his industry's future.
# 2012-06-12 10:08:49, Health Blog Female physician researchers are underpaid compared to men in the field, according to a study published Tuesday online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
# 2012-06-12 03:02:44, Health Blog Insurers will continue health-law benefits; the U.S. Commerce Secretary takes a medical leave; parents are caring for fragile children at home; restaurants are catering to diners with allergies; and yoga is making a play to be seen as a sport.
# 2012-06-11 03:11:49, Health Blog UnitedHealth Group will keep some early consumer features of the health law regardless of the Supreme Court decision; Type 1 diabetes is on the rise; the FDA staff questioned the benefits of an Edwards Lifesciences valve; states are waiting on the Supreme Court to figure out health exchanges; hospit...
# 2012-06-08 09:13:26, Health Blog Drug makers are crowding into the arthritis business. But, to grab a share of that giant market, they'll have to stand up against Abbott's blockbuster treatment Humira.
# 2012-06-08 04:16:57, Health Blog Here's what's making health news this morning: NFL Retirees File Single Suit for Head Injuries (WSJ): In the complaint, lawyers for more than 2,300 retired players in 86 suits alleged that for decades the NFL hid the risks of such injuries and ignored mounting evidence of the long-term effects that ...
# 2012-06-07 02:56:23, Health Blog Also: Novartis recalls some birth-control pills; researchers determine a fetus's genome by using tests from the parents; and some vaccines for children in a federal program may be improperly stored.
# 2012-06-07 01:40:50, Health Blog Some of the nations best-known hospitals get poor grades on patient safety, according to a new report card from The Leapfrog Group. The analysis wasnt well received by the hospitals.
# 2012-06-06 05:40:26, Health Blog A range of designer drugs known as bath salts is the subject of a federal bill as lawmakers and enforcers scramble to close loopholes in regulating an evolving substance.
# 2012-06-05 03:18:18, Health Blog
Here's what's happening in health news today:
One Hospitals Fight Against Deadly Infection (WSJ): The New Jersey-based hospital, Hunterdon Medical Center, cut its rates of deadly infections and has now launched a national program to help educate infection control officials and cleaning staff....
# 2012-06-04 11:14:28, Health Blog Researchers say sleeping with a partner can diminish the quality and quantity of your sleep. But you can improve it. WSJ's Andrea Petersen and Dr. Christina McCrae of the University of Florida chatted with readers on June 6. Replay the event.
# 2012-06-04 03:35:08, Health Blog Female childhood cancer survivors face higher risk of breast cancer later in life from radiation treatment, targeted therapies are showing promise for improving cancer outcome in patients
# 2012-06-01 02:29:27, Health Blog Sugar Ban Stirs Up New York (WSJ): As public-health officials praised New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban the sale of large-size drinks in restaurants and other locations, some academics and business groups called the plan an ineffective way to handle the obesity crisis and cr
# 2012-05-31 11:00:23, Health Blog
Last week, the World Health Assembly the decision-making body of the World Health Organization - debated whether to obligate every country to donate at least .01% of its gross domestic product to R&D to combat these so-called neglected diseases. But the U.S., European Union and Japan opposed th...
# 2012-05-31 10:29:45, Health Blog The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's rejection of a request to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar" unleashed a torrent of responses from industry and health experts on both sides of the debate.
# 2012-05-31 02:19:28, Health Blog
Here's what's making health news this morning:
CVS Caremark Keeps Heat on Drug-Maker Discount Cards (WSJ): The increasingly popular cards give patients a break on higher copays for branded drugs at the pharmacy counter. But because health plans typically foot most of the bill, they can get pinc...
# 2012-05-30 01:55:19, Health Blog Also: Scientists analyzed 19 years of skin cancer records and reported in the journal Cancer that aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers may help protect against skin cancer. They compared the rates of skin cancer in those who took one or more of these drugs with those who didn...
# 2012-05-29 10:25:14, Health Blog A federal task force has once again examined the use of hormone replacement therapy, and is again recommending against hormones for preventing fractures, dementia and other chronic diseases in women who are already past menopause.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued the draft guideline...
# 2012-05-29 03:45:44, Health Blog Photo Researchers Inc.
For patients with advanced heart disease, an increasingly important question in the 21st century clinic is: What is your CYP2C19 status?
Thats not a secret password to your bank account its the name of a gene that affects how people respond to the blockbuster blood ...