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Jun 8, 2015

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare – and for the same medical services, new findings indicate.

Jun 8, 2015

Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.

May 31, 2015

Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Authorities in Hong Kong quarantined 18 people after they traveled on a plane with a South Korean man who arrived in the city infected with a potentially fatal virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, NBC...

May 29, 2015

Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

Tattoo Ink Allergies May More Common Than Thought, Survey Suggests

A surprising number of people who get tattooed say they develop severe itching and swelling lasting for months or even years, a new survey suggests.

May 28, 2015

Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Obama Administration Fights For GOP Health Care Suit to Be Dropped

Attorneys for the Obama administration are fighting to have the lawsuit over the president's health care law, brought by Republicans in the House of Representatives, to be thrown out.

May 27, 2015

Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

Americans Are Getting Even Fatter, Survey Finds

A new survey shows Americans are getting even fatter, with nearly 28 percent of of people in the U.S. saying they're clinically obese, NBC News reported.

May 20, 2015

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives, according to a new study that strengthens the theory that depression and Parkinson's are linked,...

May 18, 2015

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine — spurring calls for regulators to control the drug-producing fungus before "home-brewers" recreate it...

May 13, 2015

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the super-high spenders — those prescribed $100,000 or more worth of medications — nearly tripled...

May 11, 2015

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays, and without fighting...

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