Health News
Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment11/22/2017 4:09:08 PM - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.Ex-WellCare general counsel gets six months in U.S. prison11/22/2017 6:45:33 PM - A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida's Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud scheme.Australia's Victoria state closer to legalizing assisted death11/22/2017 7:03:57 AMSYDNEY - Australia's second-largest state on Wednesday took another step towards adopting a law allowing voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill patients.U.S. FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen in win for GSK11/22/2017 8:52:32 AM - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at lessening the side effect burden of current treatments that combine three or four medicines.Many hospitals lack specialists for hand, face emergencies11/22/2017 3:54:09 PM - In an emergency involving face or hand trauma, barely one in four hospitals can muster a specialist surgeon, a recent U.S. study suggests.Gold mining firms set aside $360 million for South Africa silicosis law suit11/22/2017 3:34:17 PMCAPE TOWN - Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American, have made a 5 billion rand ($361 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working in South African mines, an industry document said on Wednesday.Motorcycle crashes cause far more severe injuries than car accidents11/22/2017 3:56:10 PM - Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests.Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate home11/22/2017 4:44:55 PM - Female physicians are more likely to make professional adjustments to accommodate their responsibilities at home, according to a new study.Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales11/21/2017 10:07:55 PMOTTAWA - The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana.Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout11/21/2017 6:28:57 PMANN ARBOR, Mich. - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.