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Latest Health_Medical_Pharma Items
Concerns are being raised about the validity of research done by a Duke University cancer scientist who recently was placed on leave while the school investigates whether he falsely claimed to be a Rhodes scholar.
Tucked away in the 2,000-plus pages of the health care law is a provision that would create a harmless-sounding entity called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Its job, as laid out in the law, would be to enact savings from the Medicare program when actual spending exceeds targeted spending levels. It doesn't sound like something to be too concerned about, right? If you're a senior or a physician, you should be.
The journal Science is reporting that researchers who said they were closing in on determining the impact of family versus lifestyle in lifespan are reanalyzing their findings.
A fungus usually found in the tropics has taken root in the Pacific Northwest and has been blamed in the deaths of 15 people over the last six years, health officials said Thursday.
Abstinence. The most effective HIV/AIDS inhibitor known to man. Antiretroviral drugs. Some of the most effective inhibitors made by man.
Baltimore's Ravenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is being fined $52,500 after the building's conditioning broke over the Fourth of July weekend, sending inside temperatures above 90 degrees. State officials say the center may lose its license.
Major League Baseball implemented random blood testing for human growth hormone in the minor leagues on Thursday, the first professional sports league in the United States to take the aggressive step against doping.
What a horrible decision U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn handed down last week ("Fake Marine should pay for his sins," Web, Water Cooler, Monday). Judge Blackburn upheld the American Civil Liberties Union-backed "freedom of speech" defense of a phony war veteran. I need not remind readers that the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 was written into law because of the damage phony veterans have done to the dignity and prestige of our bona fide veterans and war heroes.
Myths about the risks of various products and activities can themselves be harmful to your health. They include the belief that greater regulation is synonymous with greater safety, and that excess or unnecessary regulation is harmless. Self-promoting, self-styled "consumer activists" perpetuate and feed off those misconceptions.