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  • Cancer treatment funds run out for Swazi patients

    Swaziland's government has run out of money to send its cancer patients to neighboring South Africa for treatment, and a spokeswoman said Thursday the tiny impoverished kingdom does not have any government hospitals that can provide chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

  • Swaziland's cancer treatment funds exhausted

    Swaziland's government has run out of money to send its cancer patients to better equipped clinics and hospitals in neighboring South Africa, a government official said.

  • Lead poisoning in adults is down, CDC report says

    The lead poisoning rate for U.S. adults has fallen by more than half in the last 15 years, but it remains unusually high in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Kansas, federal health officials said Thursday.

  • 17 infants die in 48 hours at 1 Indian hospital

    At least 17 infants have died in the last 48 hours at a government-run hospital in eastern India and the state is investigating, media reported Thursday.

  • Medicare confirms payment for prostate cancer drug

    Medicare officials confirmed Thursday that the program will cover the $93,000 price tag for prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that typically gives men suffering from an incurable stage of the disease an extra four months to live.

Authorities from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office and Helena Police Department raid a medical marijuana operation March 14 in Helena, Mont. Now a judge has blocked the state from banning commercial medical marijuana operations.

    Judge blocks Montana from banning sale of medical pot

    A judge on Thursday blocked Montana from prohibiting commercial medical marijuana operations, saying that ban on profits from pot sales will restrict access to patients and deny people the right to seek health care.

  • Lung cancer scans: False alarms amid lives saved

    Full results of a big study that showed some smokers' lives could be saved by screening with lung scans now reveal more clearly what the risks are: There's a good chance of a false alarm.

  • **FILE** President Obama addresses the Families USA 16th Annual Health Action Conference in Washington on Jan. 28, 2011. Families USA is an consumer advocacy health care organization. (Associated Press)

    Appeals court upholds Obama's health care law

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled the individual mandate in the Democrats' health care law is constitutional, becoming the highest court to back the key part of President Obama's signature achievement.

  • FDA panel: Avastin not effective for breast cancer

    A panel of federal cancer experts says the best-selling cancer drug in the world isn't effective in treating breast cancer because it provides little benefit and causes dangerous side effects.

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