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White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

15 min 24 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. 2015-03-27T12:35:00-04:00 2015-03-27T16:35:51-04:00

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

15 min 24 sec ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. 2015-03-27T16:03:00-04:00 2015-03-27T20:03:34-04:00

Senate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc fees

15 min 24 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month. 2015-03-26T23:22:00-04:00 2015-03-27T03:22:39-04:00

Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

15 min 24 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years. 2015-03-27T04:41:00-04:00 2015-03-27T08:41:07-04:00

Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

15 min 24 sec ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. 2015-03-26T13:32:00-04:00 2015-03-26T17:32:02-04:00

Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

15 min 24 sec ago
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS: 2015-03-26T13:17:00-04:00 2015-03-26T17:17:35-04:00

FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

15 min 24 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. 2015-03-26T10:00:00-04:00 2015-03-26T14:00:07-04:00

Price tag of bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cuts

15 min 24 sec ago
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. Highlights of the CBO analysis (in rounded numbers): 2015-03-25T23:17:00-04:00 2015-03-26T03:17:15-04:00

Study: Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids

15 min 24 sec ago
Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests. 2015-03-25T13:31:00-04:00 2015-03-25T17:31:02-04:00

Obama says he's ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fix

15 min 24 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation. 2015-03-25T09:18:00-04:00 2015-03-25T13:18:48-04:00

Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

9 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children. 2015-03-25T10:59:00-04:00 2015-03-25T14:59:11-04:00

Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

19 hours 15 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. 2015-03-25T09:14:00-04:00 2015-03-25T13:14:11-04:00

House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. 2015-03-26T13:17:00-04:00 2015-03-26T17:17:23-04:00

A look at some key statistics on rare diseases in the US

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:10pm
The global pharmaceutical industry is make huge investments in treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers. A look at some key statistics on rare diseases: 2015-03-25T07:09:00-04:00 2015-03-25T11:09:05-04:00

Paid to sleep: NY cracks down on napping health workers

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:10am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — By day, Tanya Lemon was a 35-year-old single mother who took care of her four children. By night, she worked 12-hour shifts as a nurse at a state group home in suburban Syracuse, paid to watch over vulnerable residents as they slept. 2015-03-25T21:06:00-04:00 2015-03-26T01:06:10-04:00

Seniors rattled by endless risk of Medicare cuts to doctors

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New momentum for a lasting fix to Medicare's doctor-payment problem shows that lawmakers may finally be recognizing what has long bothered their constituents. 2015-03-25T08:56:00-04:00 2015-03-25T12:56:24-04:00

House OKs bipartisan Medicare doc bill; fate up to Senate

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. 2015-03-26T09:02:00-04:00 2015-03-26T13:02:19-04:00

House ready to pass Medicare doc bill; Senate's view unclear

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In rare bipartisan harmony, congressional leaders pushed a $214 billion bill permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts toward House passage Thursday, moving lawmakers closer to resolving a problem that has plagued them for years with a package bearing victories for both parties. 2015-03-26T06:04:00-04:00 2015-03-26T10:04:31-04:00

Boston hospital treating survivors of Honduran market blast

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:10am
BOSTON (AP) — When a gas explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Honduras last month, Paola Matute Porter suffered burns over 40 percent of her body. Now, she and three other children who were among dozens of patrons engulfed in flames are receiving free medical treatment at a Boston hospital specializing in burn care. 2015-03-25T21:18:00-04:00 2015-03-26T01:18:45-04:00

Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:10pm
SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the cases. 2015-03-25T15:57:00-04:00 2015-03-25T19:57:48-04:00


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