Articles By Martin Grens
As More Turn to Heroin, Hepatitis C Cases Rise
There is a growing problem sweeping across the US and it is called the hepatitis C virus.
Large Dengue Fever Outbreak in Madeira Spreads Cases in Europe
Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s with more than 1,300 people infected with the mosquito-borne disease.
U.S. Releases New Health Insurance Reform Rules
The U.S. administration proposed new health insurance rules aimed at ending discrimination against the sick and guaranteeing minimum benefits for millions of Americans.
Amid Meningitis Crisis, Critics Say Medicare May Promote Risky Drug Compounding
As long as a physician has prescribed a compounded drug, Medicare as well as some private insurers cover it even if FDA has approved a version of the drug from a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
U.N. Says an End to AIDS in Sight
A United Nations report said that eradicating AIDS was in sight, owing to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent HIV.
House Republicans to FDA: No Meningitis Action Without Documents
Republicans on a congressional panel investigating a deadly meningitis outbreak told FDA not to expect new authority to prevent future problems until the agency hands over documents about its role in the current crisis.
Irish Rally for Government Action on Abortion
At least 5,000 people marched to the offices of Ireland's socially conservative prime minister on Saturday to call for clearer guidelines on abortion following the death of a woman denied a termination.
U.S. Will Need 52,000 More Family Docs by 2025: Study
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.
Five Republican Governors Reject State-Run Health Markets
Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
U.S. Lawmakers Pledge Action After Meningitis Outbreak
Lawmakers said they would alter the regulation of drug compounding pharmacies to prevent more crises like the recent meningitis outbreak.
"Exposure" to U.S. May Raise Immigrants' Obesity Risk
The longer immigrants from Mexico spend in the USA the greater their odds of becoming obese.
U.S. Gives States More Time to Make Obama Health Law Decision
The federal government gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law.