Health


One Thing Congress Agrees on: Vaccines Work

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are stressing the need to highlight benefits of vaccines amid reports of local outbreaks of infectious diseases. “The science is clear: FDA-licensed vaccines are proven…

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UnitedHealth Group Targeted by Whistleblower Lawsuit

A whistleblower lawsuit alleges that UnitedHealth Group, and health plans that hire a subsidiary of the insurer, have overbilled the federal Medicare program by submitting risk adjustment claims in ways…

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Kids With ADHD Have Some Smaller Brain Regions Than Normal

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says.…

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Shorter Surgical Waits a Priority for 2017

Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) has declared that shortening the wait time for surgical operations will be a priority for 2017, according to The Jerusalem Post. Outlining his plan…

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Appeals Court OKs NYC Salt-Warning Rule for Restaurants

New York City’s pioneering requirement for chain restaurants to flag salty items on their menus is both legal and beneficial, an appeals court said Friday, rejecting a restaurant-industry challenge to…

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Trying to Solve the Alzheimer’s Puzzle

Despite a 99 percent failure rate and another major setback recently, Alzheimer’s researchers are plowing ahead with hundreds of experiments — and a boost in federal money — to try…

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Tom Price Sworn in as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump’s new Health and Human Services secretary took office Friday after becoming the latest Cabinet nominee to eke out a confirmation victory in the bitterly divided Senate. Vice…

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Study: Israeli Death Rate From Cancer Falling

The death rate from cancer in Israel has fallen by 25 percent in the past two decades, a study by the Israel Cancer Society says. More Israelis survive cancer than…

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Breakthrough SMA Drug Gets First Hospital Tryout

Israel is pioneering a “breakthrough experimental drug” against spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday. Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital hailed the new treatment…

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FDA Approves Teva Asthma Treatments

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two products for adolescent and adult patients with asthma. These products, AirDuo TM RespiClick and…

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Chicago Police Chief Says He’s Had Kidney Transplant Offers

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he’s on a kidney-transplant…

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