• The Valerie Harper Cancer Confusion Explained

    Fans of "Rhoda" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" rejoiced Wednesday when Valerie Harper announced that she was "cancer-free" in Closer magazine. Unfortunately, the excitement was short-lived.

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Shifts Message On Obamacare Repeal

    WASHINGTON -- Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment candidate in the crowded GOP primary to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley. She's struck a milder tone on issues such as abortion, immigration, and…

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  • Here Are All The Drugs Americans Want To Legalize

    A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, polls now show. A series of HuffPost/YouGov surveys conducted over the past several months found that few Americans want to repeal the laws against any other illegal drug. In a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted in February, 51 percent said they…

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  • Despite Early ACA Costs, UnitedHealth Will Expand Obamacare Business In 2015

    The nation’s largest health insurance company, UnitedHealth Group (UNH), said its first-quarter earnings dipped slightly due to costs and fees related to the Affordable Care Act, but the company sees growth from the law and is looking to expand its offerings on government-run exchanges next year.…

  • Brian Cushing sends out word that he’s cleared

    The Texans got some good news this week that had nothing to do with the draft. Via Dave Zangaro of, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing tweeted out word that he’s been cleared by his doctors after his latest knee injury. Cushing’s been limited to 12 games the last two years because of…

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  • Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

    By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able…
  • Uranium miners at Rio Tinto Namibia mine sick

    Rio Tinto workers in Namibia who mined uranium to supply the British and American militaries in the 1970s are suffering from cancer and other illnesses, a study has found. A joint study by charity Earthlife Namibia and activists at the Labour Resources and Research Institute showed that workers who…

  • Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets

    By Dr. Alok Patel, ABC News Medical Unit Parental decisions are the bedrock of childhood vaccination rates. While most parents turn to their pediatricians for help making decisions about immunization there’s also a lot of conflicting information for them to sift through. Worry over whether...

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  • Health Startup Healthberry Soft launches Beta To Measure Patient Feedback

    Pitched as a “better way to engage with patients” the startup uses social media as a way for national health services to measure patient feedback and thus inform improvements to services. It’s trailing with the UK’s National Health Service.

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    Dad delivers baby in car on way to hospital

    A dad delivers a baby on the way to the hospital, then continues to drive the rest of the way.

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  • Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women

    EL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track and field great — three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

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  • 8 Million People Enrolled in Obamacare, and 28% Are Between 18 and 34

    Eight million people have enrolled in Obamacare, President Obama said during a press conference on Thursday afternoon. The White House announced that 28 percent are between the ages of 18 to 34, "virtually the same youth percentage that signed up in Massachusetts in their first year of health…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Healthcare costs in U.S. far exceed costs in other countries, report says

    An average one-day hospital stay in the United States cost $4,293 last year, six times more than it did in Argentina and nearly 10 times the cost in Spain, an industry group reported Thursday.

    Los Angeles Times
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    RIGHT LEFT/LEFT RIGHT: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and FNC's Eric Bolling weigh in on President Obama's announcement that Obamacare enrollment has reached 8 million.

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  • The Problem With Giving Employees a Stipend to Buy Health Insurance

    If an employer pays each worker the same amount of money to cover health insurance premiums, older employees will have to pay a larger share of their premiums than their younger colleagues. Is that legal?...

    The New York Times
  • Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

    PARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.

    Associated Press
  • China backs away from price controls on basic drugs

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 17 (Reuters) - China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies to set prices for some drugs, after criticism that controls had caused a drug drought that derailed treatment for millions of patients. Beijing…

  • Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show

    Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show. Between March 2013 and March 2014, more than 50 complaints about e-cigarettes…

  • GSK, facing bribery claims, battles to build new sales model

    Following a decision to cut commercial ties with outside doctors, GSK expects to increase its in-house team of physicians by 10-20 percent over the next year or so from around 1,500 at present, Chief Medical Officer James Shannon told Reuters. GSK is now investigating claims that bribes were paid…

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    E-cigarette ban in public places to go into effect

    Smoking e-cigarettes will no longer be allowed in public places as of midnight, when a ban goes into effect.

    KABC – Los Angeles
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