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Legacy Of The Wakefield Scare: Measles Resurges In UK, Threatening Global Health

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:20

Measles are coming back to the UK as the repercussions of anti-vaccination scares come full circle, affecting people on other continents.

Governors in 22 States Back Expanded Medicaid Plan

By | Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:23

At least 22 governors support an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, while others are expected to decide in the coming weeks.

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U.S. States Need to Do More to Reduce Smoking

By | Wed, 01/16/2013 - 08:25

U.S. state governments use little of the money from tobacco taxes or legal settlements with cigarette makers to fund programs that could help people kick the habit.

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Boston Declares Health Emergency as Flu Outbreak Worsens

By | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 16:37

Faced with a surge in flu cases, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday.

U.S. Health Cost Growth Slowed in 2011 but With Signs of Pickup

By | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 10:14

U.S. healthcare spending rose at a historically low rate of 3.9 percent for the third consecutive year in 2011, but showed underlying signs of acceleration as the economy recovered from recession.


Surgeons Make Over 4,000 Preventable Mistakes Every Year, Study Estimates

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 17:00

Every year, an estimated 4,044 surgical "never events" occur in the United States, according to a new research.

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More Than 80 Percent Centenarians in US Are Women

By | Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:00

Women make up to 80 percent of the nearly 53,000 people in the U.S. who are over hundred years old.


US Birthrate Lowest Since 1920s

By | Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:58

The U.S. birthrate hit a record low last year. The declining birthrate is mostly associated with immigrants having fewer babies now than earlier.


U.S. Diets Not Up to U.S. Standards

By | Fri, 11/30/2012 - 10:04

In a broad comparison of U.S. dietary standards and real Americans' eating habits, researchers found that people fall short of nutritional recommendations overall, but some groups are worse than others.

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US Secretary Announces Plans for AIDS-Free Generation

By | Fri, 11/30/2012 - 09:41

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled a blueprint for a strategy that will lead to an AIDS-free generation.


CDC: Most Young Americans With HIV Don't Know They're Infected

By | Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:15

Government officials estimate that more than a quarter of new HIV infections in the U.S. strike young Americans between the ages of 13 and 24 and 60 percent of them don't know they've been infected.

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Supreme Court Revives Challenge to Obama Health Law

By | Mon, 11/26/2012 - 13:17

The U.S. Supreme Court revived a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, allowing a Christian college to pursue litigation raising First Amendment objections to a law that the court mostly upheld in June.

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Many Young Americans Will Be Diagnosed With Diabetes by 2050: Study

By | Fri, 11/23/2012 - 11:15

Many young adults will have diabetes type-1 or type-2 by 2050.

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U.S. Will Need 52,000 More Family Docs by 2025: Study

By | Sat, 11/17/2012 - 14:58

A growing and aging population, along with increased access to health insurance, will create the need for 52,000 more primary care doctors within the U.S. by the year 2025.

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Five Republican Governors Reject State-Run Health Markets

By | Sat, 11/17/2012 - 14:51

Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.