Hospital To Pay Millions After Malpractice And Suicide

Can More Money Put An End To Malpractice?

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:54

Malpractice settlements rack up large hospital bills, but are doctors receiving criminal penalties for their wrongdoings?

Red States Missing Out On Medicaid Money

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:43

Health care systems and health plans in the two dozen states that opted out of the federal expansion of Medicaid are facing increasing financial pressures.

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FedEx's Illegal Drug Conspiracy Reveals Holes In Internet Safety

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:29

As much as 97 percent of pharmaceutical websites in a recent review sold medicine that carried no formal approval whatsoever.

Proposed Nutrition Labels Are Too Hard To Understand

Proposed Nutrition Label Changes Don't Cut The Mustard

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:12

The former head of the FDA says nutrition labels aren't clear enough to read or encourage healthy eating.

children

Medical Screening For US Border-Crossing Children Is Breaking Down

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:49

The U.S. government is so overwhelmed by the recent surge in illegal border crossings, officials are failing to provide proper medical examinations.

nurse

Don't Worry, There Won't Be A Shortage Of Nurses Anytime Soon

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:11

A surge in new graduates has upset expectations of a nursing shortage, yet some researchers believe the size of the RN workforce also reflects the trend of delaying retirement.

CDC

CDC Faces Scrutiny For Alleged Toxic Cover-Up Incidents

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:02

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is probing a recent anthrax lab incident, questioning safety practices at the CDC and determining if a cover-up occurred at federal laboratories.

Researchers Weigh In On What Needs To Be Done About Fraud

Do Researchers Who Commit Fraud Need To Be Locked Up?

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:30

The public and medical community incur costs beyond financial burden when research misconduct occurs.

HIV diagnosis

HHS Funds Boost HIV Prevention Services In 4 Key States

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:11

HHS has made $11 million available to better serve people living with HIV, especially racial/ethnic minorities, while also expanding prevention and care services within communities most impacted by HIV.

Prostitution

If Prostitution Were Legal, It Could Lower Rape And STD Rates

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:27

Rape cases in Rhode Island decreased when a change in state law legalized indoor prostitution between 2003 and 2009.

jacki and christine

One Woman Underwent A Double Mastectomy Just So She Could Marry Her Girlfriend [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:11

Back when gay marriage was illegal in California, one woman underwent a double mastectomy so that she could legally change her gender to male in order to marry her girlfriend.

Fracking

Is Fracking Safe? In Pennsylvania, Major Study Sidelined

By | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:39

Pennsylvania could have created a registry of complaints about its fracking industry in 2011. Now the former health secretary says that was a mistake.

capitol

Tennessee Arrests Mother Under Its Controversial New Pregnancy Law

By | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:32

Mallory Loyola was first to be arrested on Tuesday under a new Tennessee law allowing prosecutors to charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy and her baby is harmed as a result.

Scientific Journal Retracts 60 'Peer-Reviewed' Articles

60 Fraudulent Articles Retracted From This Scientific Journal At Once

By | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:14

The Journal of Vibration and Control has retracted 60 scientific articles following the discovery of a fraudulent "peer-review and citation ring."

college

More Young Adults Attend College Today Compared To Past Generations

By | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:32

Compared to previous generations, adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are more likely to graduate from high school and also to attend college.

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