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  • CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, and requires a "massive" effort to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • U.S. contract approved to speed tests of Mapp's Ebola drug

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday a federal contract worth up to $42.3 million would help accelerate testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that is being developed by privately held Mapp...
  • Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population

    Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population Assistive device products, high-tech communication systems, and innovative pill dispensers are providing needed solutions for both patients and caregivers who are...
  • Former federal cyber security official guilty of child porn charges

    A former acting director of cyber security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted Tuesday of child pornography charges. Jurors in federal court in Nebraska convicted Timothy DeFoggi, 56, after a four-day trial. DeFoggi is...
  • Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
  • Some HealthCare.gov contractors see contract values rise: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three firms involved in the troubled Obamacare website HealthCare.gov have seen their contract values exceed initial estimates by more than a quarter-billion dollars, including the lead IT contractor at the time of the site's...
  • Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer

    Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer
    There are environmental factors to consider, Rhonda Harmon noted, but also two simple explanations: people love spending time at the beach, and in our culture, some equate beauty with a really great tan. “Most people, I think it’s fair to...
  • Ebola vaccine from GSK fast-tracked into clinical trials

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is being fast-tracked into human studies and the company plans to build a stockpile of up to 10,000 doses for emergency deployment, if results are good. The research work...
  • Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe

    Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe
    Federal auditors looking into Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange are subpoenaing documents as part of their probe and have sought information from the lead contractor hired by the state to build the site. North Dakota-based Noridian Healthcare...
  • U.S. moves to ensure birth control access at religious companies

    (Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds to contraception, one of the health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The move...
  • 2 Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease. The death toll from the...