Health & Wellness Features
Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare is setting new goals for keeping hospitalized patients safe and reducing readmissions after patients are discharged....
Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday....
Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region....
In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her....
Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus....
Identical girl triplets born in Poland are doing well
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A spokeswoman for a hospital in southwestern Poland says extremely rare identical girl triplets were born earlier this month through a cesarean section and are doing well....
Herbal supplement maker agrees to quality control measures
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with an herbal supplement maker to implement new quality control measures to confirm the authenticity of its products....
FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed....
US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay....
Things to know about California soda tax measures
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A soda tax is on the Nov. 8 ballots of three San Francisco Bay Area cities as part of a national movement by advocates to curb consumption of liquid sugar. Here's a closer look at the proposals:...
The United Nations Human Rights Council weighed in on U.S. domestic policy Wednesday by concluding that after 14 years of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities "the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the government should pay reparations." The U.N. panel sighted how "it's deeply concerned at the alarming levels of police brutality and excessive use of lethal force committed with impunity against people of African descent in the United States”.
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