IBD

23andMe, Pfizer Team Up To Find Genetic Cause Of Bowel Disease

By | Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:24

With little information on how to treat inflammatory bowel disease, as well as how it develops, Pfizer and 23andMe are teaming up to investigate the genetic roots.

Peanut Corp. of America

Salmonella Tests Faked Before Shipping Peanuts, Plant Manager Testifies

By | Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:38

A former employee testified Peanut Corporation of America had faked documents before shipping nuts contaminated with Salmonella, resulting in a nationwide outbreak.

Schumer Calls On FDA To Ban Powdered Alcohol

NY Senator Pushes To Ban Sale Of Powdered Alcohol

By | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:28

For the second time, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban powdered alcohol before it goes on sale next month.

Eating Disorder

Promoting Anorexia Online Could Lead To Jailtime Pretty Soon

By | Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:28

Creators of websites that promote eating disorders and "thinspiration" could face fines and even jail time if Italian bill is passed.

musical training

Can Music Offset The Rich Kid/Poor Kid Academic Achievement Gap?

By | Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:19

Disadvantaged children who learn to sing or to play a musical instrument show gains in their mental function and in turn they are able to better develop their reading and language skills.

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Hospitals May Face Huge Losses For Missing Electronic Health Records Deadline

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:35

Many hospitals have missed the electronic health records deadline, for which they may face millions of dollars in reduced Medicare payments this year.

Medical Marijuana

Woman Sues Former Employer After Being Fired Over Medical Marijuana Use

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:06

A military veteran diagnosed with PTSD, Donna Smith, is suing Presbyterian Healthcare System in New Mexico over wrongful termination after she was fired due to a positive drug test.

Mothers Can Breastfeed In Their Own Space At Work By Law

Under ACA, Employers Are Required To Give Mothers Time To Breastfeed

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:11

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must give breastfeeding mothers a clean, private space so they can provide their babies the milk they need.

the highway

High Drivers May Be Colorado's Safest Drivers Ever

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:08

Highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows since marijuana legalization.

Hospitals Hide Their Errors Thanks To The Feds

Feds Quietly Begin Hiding Serious Hospital Errors From Public

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:38

Hospital errors are no longer public information now that the federal government has stopped reporting it this month.

Prison Smoking Bans

Prison Smoking Bans Keep Inmates Alive

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:30

Smoking bans in U.S. prisons significantly reduce the number of inmates who die as the result of a smoking-related cause.

Gluten-Free Products Receive Regulations By The FDA

FDA Rolls Out First Laws Standardizing 'Gluten-Free'

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:37

Gluten-free products will now have appropriate labels regulated and reinforced by the new FDA laws to keep celiac disease and gluten-intolerant people safe.

dementia

Aide Can't Sue For Injury By Alzheimer's Patient, Court Says

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:07

A home health care worker suffered injuries to her fingers by a woman with Alzheimer's. The Court says she has no case.

FDA CFDA Contemplates Placing 'Added Sugar' To Their Nutrition Labels

Do You Know What 'Added Sugar' Means On Your Food Label?

By | Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:31

The nutrition label overhaul has gotten serious over the added sugars label dilemma.

Insurance provider Stops Coverage Hysterectomy Device

Insurance Company Ends Coverage On Potential Cancer-Spreading Hysterectomy Procedure

By | Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:14

A health insurance company is changing its policy, ending coverage on a cancer-spreading hysterectomy procedure.

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