Also: The U.S. is heading toward one of the worst West Nile seasons since 1999; and Medicare spending growth is slowing.
Thu, Aug 23 2012
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How HCA remained profitable; An analysis looks at both parties' plans for the program; Research indicates that heroin may act on the immune system; The FDA warned Hershey about health claims on its chocolate syrup.
New medical devices aim to perform functions that typically require a medical provider; Changes in your eyes can reflect broader shifts in health status; A device restored the vision of blind mice; Prosecutor are investigating a deadly 2011 listeria outbreak.
Here's what's is making health news this morning: Research on Pain Medicines Seeks a Genetic-Trait Link (WSJ): An international research team, based at the University of Pennsylvania, got an $18 million grant from the federal government to study how genetic and other factors might affect people's...
At the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington this week, public-health leaders and scientists explored potential ways to finally cure the disease -- as urgently as possible.
Here's what's making health news this morning: Group Asks FDA to Provide Clearer Painkiller Guidelines (WSJ): Health officials and pain experts are asking the FDA for guidelines about the use of powerful, long-acting painkillers, which might lead to more circumscribed use. Can a Food for Cows...
Five groups of protesters made their way from the big XIX International AIDS Conference to the White House today.
Some practical advice for eye disease patients and their families looking to stay on top of promising drug developments and register for drug trials.
Here's what's making health news this morning: Is Baby Too Small? Charts Make It Hard to Tell (WSJ): More babies are testing off the charts in weight and height, based on charts that reflect measurements of kids from the '60s, '70s and '80s. Closing In on a Cure for Vision Loss (WSJ...
Also in this morning's health news: Body rhythm a new target of diagnosis research; Chief Justice Roberts dodges the heat in Malta, and Mitt Romney's campaign grapples with a health-law mandate.
This morning's health news ranges from the ramifications of a Supreme Court decision on the 201o health overhaul to the rising influence of pharmacists and the loss of valuable tissue used in autism research.
The WHO ties diesel fumes to lung cancer; Republicans ready a health-care message for after the Supreme Court ruling; An unconfirmed report raises fears about St. Jude's newer defibrillator lead; Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini talks about his industry's future.
A noisy hospital does more than just annoy patients; it may also potentially hamper recovery -- according to a new study on sleep disruption.
Major medical centers have begun testing a new medical device with the promise to relieve an otherwise untreatable form of high-blood pressure.
One mom explains how her family made the tough choice to enroll a daughter in a clinical trial of a cancer drug, and how it was the right thing to do.