Health

  • In swansong, FDA chief defends drug approval process

    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In her final speech after six years as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Margaret Hamburg defended the agency's drug approval standards against critics seeking weaker regulatory standards. "The great leaps forward in evidence-based…

    Reuters
  • Analyst Calls OvaScience Study 'Promising,' But Shares Sink

    OvaScience Inc (NASDAQ: OVAS ) shares were off nearly 6 percent Friday following a company conference call with analysts concerning its fertility treatment. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company changed ...

    Benzinga
  • U.S. Senate Resolution Commemorates the Discovery of the Polio Vaccine

    Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) gave new hope to parents in the U.S. that they could protect their children from what was, at the time, one of the most terrifying diseases facing Americans. Today, the world is nearly polio free, with a reduction in polio cases by over…

    Huffington Post
  • Hospitals Going Out For Profitable Care

    Hospitals are looking to expand their services to help cut costs and bring in higher-paying patients, as changes in the health care industry force providers to revamp their strategies. Medicare isn't growing ...

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  • Why Exact Sciences Corporation Is Dropping Today

    Exact Sciences shares were cut to neutral today by Goldman Sachs.

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    No Murder Charge for Woman Who Cut Baby From Womb

    The Boulder County district attorney announced that a murder charge would not be filed against Dynel Lane because the coroner determined the baby was not alive outside the womb.

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  • Exclusive: Modi govt puts brakes on India's universal health plan

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto. The health ministry developed a draft policy on universal…

    Reuters
  • Arizona Senate Approves Reversible Abortion Bill

    Arizona doctors may soon be required to tell women that it’s possible to reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion. A bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday would also prevent women from purchasing insurance from the federal health exchange that includes abortion coverage, Reuters…

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  • 5 Human Body Questions the 1-Year Space Station Mission May Answer

    NASA has a lot of questions about what happens to people who live in space for long periods of time, and it's almost time to get some answers. When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russia's Mikhail Kornienko fly up to the International Space Station Friday (March 27) for a yearlong stay on the…

    SPACE.com
  • Employers Boost Wellness Spending 17% From Yoga To Risk Assessments

    The nation’s employers, trying to boost participation in corporate wellness programs to improve the health of their workers, this year have increased spending by 17 percent on everything from biometric screening and yoga classes to incentives to walk more. The National Business Group on Health, a…

    Forbes
  • 3 Things Ariad Has to Do to Be Profitable in 2018

    Every biotech wants to be profitable. Every. Single. One. But it's easier said than done. The drugmaker obviously has to have a drug on the market generating revenue, but that's certainly not sufficient. ...

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  • Britain's 'unhealthiest' high streets revealed

    Fast food outlets, betting shops and payday lenders on the high street are threatening public health, experts warned on Thursday as they named the unhealthiest towns and cities in Britain. Preston, Middlesbrough and Coventry emerged as the top three offenders in a Royal Society for Public Health…

    AFP
  • Mum's the word on 'special' Obamacare sign-ups

    Officials have yet to keep their promise to disclose how many people are signing up during a special Obamacare enrollment season.

    CNBC
  • Retro Fitness Founder: You Need a Healthy Business Plan

    In this Salute to American Success, we?re taking a look at Retro Fitness and founder Eric Casaburi.

    Fox Business
  • NBA-Thunder's Durant needs surgery, out for season

    Kevin Durant, the NBA's reigning most valuable player, will miss the rest of the season as he needs another foot surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder said on Friday. Durant will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot next week and is expected to return to basketball activities in four to…

    Reuters
  • House passes Medicare 'doc fix' deal

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to revamp Medicare's payment formula for doctors. The bill would end the temporary patches known as the "doc fix" ...

    MarketWatch
  • Why Utah is bringing back the firing squad for executions

    The future of executions in Utah may not be lethal injections, but rather five professional shooters firing at a prisoner's heart. On Monday, Utah became one of the few states to allow firing squads for executions after Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving this controversial method as a backup…

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