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Jul 01, 2015 10:01AM

Prescriptions to display drug cost

Packets of prescription medication will display how much their contents have cost taxpayers, under government plans.

Jul 01, 2015 09:02AM

Liberia's new Ebola outbreak spreads

Two more cases of Ebola are confirmed in the Liberian village where a teenager died on Sunday - the first case for seven weeks.

Jul 01, 2015 08:04AM

Caffeine pills 'need more controls'

Caffeine supplements branded as diet pills should be better regulated, a pharmaceutical body says following a man's death after taking the tablets.

Jun 30, 2015 05:33PM

Female lung cancer cases top 20,000

Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began.

Jun 30, 2015 03:59PM

Incontinence implant problems 'rare'

Independent experts are reassuring women a common type of surgery for urinary incontinence is safe and effective.

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Jul 01, 2015 07:57AM

As temperatures sizzle, fireworks even more risky

With high temperatures, wicked weather and wildfires across the country, there are more warnings than usual posted about fireworks safety. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods -- unless you're in one of the cities getting pounded with rain.

Jul 01, 2015 06:05AM

9 things we know about turn-ons

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:12:30 GMT

RICK GLADSTONE on Jul 01, 2015 11:01AM

Dirty Water and Open Defecation Threaten Gains in Child Health

A report by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children?s Fund says that one in three people in the world have no sanitation facilities.

GRETCHEN REYNOLDS on Jul 01, 2015 09:50AM

Phys Ed: Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

Older athletes can be much younger, physically, than they are in real life.

NICHOLAS BAKALAR on Jul 01, 2015 09:30AM

Well: Noise May Be Bad for the Heart

Constant exposure to moderate levels of traffic noise may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, a report in The European Heart Journal says.

LISA SANDERS, M.D. on Jul 01, 2015 08:38AM

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Limping Along

A 2-year-old boy suddenly stops walking. Can you figure out why?

SANDEEP JAUHAR on Jul 01, 2015 12:21AM

Op-Ed Contributor: The Real Problem With Medical Internships

It?s not the long hours. It?s the scut work and heavy patient loads.

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Jul 01, 2015 11:59AM

Jul 01, 2015 11:59AM

After court ruling, Obama says more to do on health care

President Barack Obama speaks at Taylor Stratton Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The president is in Nashville to speak about the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? President Barack Obama says he wants to refocus on improving health care quality, expanding access and rooting out waste now that the Supreme Court has upheld a key element of his health care law.

Jul 01, 2015 11:55AM

U.S. sues to stop Electrolux's purchase of GE's appliance business

Sears customer shops near General Electric appliances in SchaumburgWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States filed a lawsuit on Wednesday aimed at stopping Electrolux AB from buying General Electric Co's appliance business, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Jul 01, 2015 11:51AM

Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville

U.S. President Barack Obama picks up Kelly Bryant at her home to take her to the event where Obama was to speak about the Affordable Care Act during a visit to Taylor Stratton Elementary School in NashvilleFresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Obamacare, as the president's law is known, envisions a major expansion of the program, but nearly half of all U.S. states, mostly Republican-controlled, have rejected that part of the law and opted out of a Medicaid expansion. The Tennessee legislature voted against an expansion in February and a total of 22 states have made such a stand.

Jul 01, 2015 11:47AM

Crowds count down to marijuana legalization in Oregon, then light up

Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonCrowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday and the legalization movement spread to a fourth U.S. state. The legislation opens the way for shops to sell marijuana by next year, though a bill headed to the governor's desk would allow bans on retail sales in cities and counties where at least 55 percent of voters voted against legal weed. Similar legalization initiatives that have ushered in retail pot shops are already in force in Washington state and Colorado, reflecting a shifting landscape for a drug that remains illegal under federal law.

Jul 01, 2015 11:30AM

2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest

Health workers leave after they took a blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in a area were a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined an area where the corpse was found, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) ? Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of a teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.

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