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  • Do patients mind if their healthcare data is shared? It depends

    By Andrew M. Seaman Reuters Health - Healthcare data may be valuable to researchers and companies, but patients' comfort levels about having their data shared may depend on the purpose, a new survey suggests. Using health data and information for...
  • Shrinking psych hospitals may be linked with rising prison populations

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Reducing the number of beds in facilities for psychiatric patients is linked to an increase in prison populations, according to a new study. Prison population rose as the number of psychiatric beds decreased...
  • Low-fat diet may help some women beat breast cancer, study suggests

    Low-fat diet may help some women beat breast cancer, study suggests
    Almost anyone would benefit by reducing the amount of fat in their diet. But the upside could be especially big for women with breast cancer. New research presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that a low-fat diet may...
  • Sierra Leone to ban Xmas parties, plans "surge" to curb Ebola spread

    Sierra Leone plans to ban parties and other festivities over the Christmas and New Year's holidays and to launch a "surge" to cut the risk of Ebola spreading further in the West African country now with the most infections, officials said on Friday....
  • What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note

    What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note
    Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters. The diet battle of the...
  • Cheney on torture: 'I'd do it again'

    WASHINGTON - Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA's use of brutal interrogation tactics, and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior al-Qaida operatives who had stopped talking to...
  • North Carolina teen's hanging ruled a suicide, but was it a lynching?

    North Carolina teen's hanging ruled a suicide, but was it a lynching?
    A young black man is dead. The police are roundly criticized. Angry protesters march through the streets. But unlike the deaths of black men in New York and Ferguson, Mo., the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy in this tiny lumber town was not known to be...
  • Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'

    Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'
    Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior Al Qaeda operatives who had stopped talking to...
  • Maryland nonprofits investing in offshore accounts

    When the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Johns Hopkins University and other Maryland nonprofits want to maximize the money they can spend in pursuit of their missions, they do what many wealthy individuals and businesses do. They open investment accounts...
  • Uninsured rates fell under Obamacare, but who's reaping the benefit?

     Uninsured rates fell under Obamacare, but who's reaping the benefit?
    Hospitals and health insurers have reaped a financial windfall from the 2014 rollout of the federal health law, even beyond what was expected. Now, employers and consumers are seeking a share of the Obamacare dividend. For years, insurance companies...
  • Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?

    Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?
    Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk. But experts caution that wellness programs vary...