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Room with a view: 2 ex- Vatican hospital officials charged - Miami Herald

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:49

Miami Herald

Room with a view: 2 ex- Vatican hospital officials charged
Miami Herald
The scandal was remarkable even by Vatican standards: The president of the "pope's hospital" for sick children had taken nearly a half-million dollars in hospital donations and used them to spruce up the penthouse apartment of the Vatican cardinal who ...
A summary of the AP findings into the “pope's hospital”Washington Post
Former president, treasurer of Vatican hospital charged with misuse of fundsCatholic News Agency
Two Ex-Officials of Vatican-Run Hospital Charged With Misusing MoneyNew York Times
New York Post -Crux: Covering all things Catholic -Reuters -National Catholic Reporter
all 158 news articles »Google News
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Pain pill prescriptions drop, yet overdose deaths continue to rise in Alabama - AL.com

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:40

AL.com

Pain pill prescriptions drop, yet overdose deaths continue to rise in Alabama
AL.com
Prescription pills in a plastic medicine bottle. Reductions in opioid prescriptions haven't led to reductions in overdose death, says an Alabama doctor. Prescription pills in a plastic medicine bottle. Reductions in opioid prescriptions haven't led to ...
'Extreme' Opioid Use And Doctor Shopping Still Plague MedicareNPR
Half a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs last yearWashington Post
A new report shows some patients take advantage of Medicare to get a lot of opioidsVox

all 4 news articles »
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Powdered mac and cheese, like Kraft, may contain toxic chemicals: study - New York Daily News

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 19:20

New York Daily News

Powdered mac and cheese, like Kraft, may contain toxic chemicals: study
New York Daily News
The powdered cheese in Kraft Macaroni & Cheese might contain toxic chemicals, says this new study. No word yet on Velveeta's “velvet gold.” (M. Spencer Green/ASSOCIATED PRESS). BY Constance Gibbs. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Thursday, July 13 ...
Chemicals Banned From Your Kids' Toys Are Chilling in Their Mac and CheesePOPSUGAR
There May Be Chemicals in Mac & Cheese, So We're Officially Out of Things to Feed Our KidsBabble (blog)
Mac and Cheese Powder Tests Positive for Toxic PhthalatesNatural Resources Defense Council
Metro US -Philly.com -Daily Mail -CBS Tampa (blog)
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Scientists add a GIF and a pic to E. coli DNA - Mother Nature Network

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 19:17

Mother Nature Network

Scientists add a GIF and a pic to E. coli DNA
Mother Nature Network
E. coli may soon be where you store all your digital photos. (Not really.) (But maybe.) (Photo: CA-SSIS/Shutterstock). As if you aren't seeing GIFs everywhere already, now scientists are adding them to the DNA of bacteria, too. Adding data to DNA isn't ...
CRISPR Encodes Movie into Bacteria, Then DNA Sequencing Plays ItGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (blog)
Movie encoded in DNA in first step to 'molecular recorders,' scientists sayFox News
Scientists encode old racehorse movie into live E. coli DNAPulse Headlines
Harvard Gazette -The Verge -UC Berkeley -FierceBiotech
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US charges 412 people with healthcare fraud, opioid-related schemes - Reuters

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:05

Reuters

US charges 412 people with healthcare fraud, opioid-related schemes
Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 412 people for taking part in healthcare frauds and opioid-related crimes that cost taxpayers about $1.3 billion. The arrests came as part of what the department said was the ...
OUR VIEW: A crisis in drug use, prescriptionsCullman Times Online
Hundreds ensnared in Justice Department health-care fraud crackdown on $1.3 billion in false billingsOCRegister
412 Charged In $1.3B Health Fraud Takedown, Largest In HistoryPatch.com
Santa Fe New Mexican -Medscape -The News-Press -Voice of America
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The US should rethink its entire approach to painkillers and the people addicted to them, panel urges - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:55

Los Angeles Times

The US should rethink its entire approach to painkillers and the people addicted to them, panel urges
Los Angeles Times
To reverse a still-spiraling crisis fueled by prescription narcotic drugs, a panel of experts advising the federal government has recommended sweeping changes in the ways that physicians treat pain, their patients cope with pain, and government and ...
Major Science Report Lays Out a Plan to Tamp Down Opioid CrisisScientific American
New report presents national strategy to reduce opioid epidemicMedical Xpress
Ending US Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: ReportPhilly.com
Washington Times -TheStreet.com -Business Insurance -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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10 Minnesota Cases Included in National Effort to Dismantle Health Care Fraud - KAALtv.com

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:23

10 Minnesota Cases Included in National Effort to Dismantle Health Care Fraud
KAALtv.com
More than 400 people have been charged for their roles in health care fraud and opioid scams, which totaled more than $1.3 billion in false billing, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday. Advertisement. {IMAGERIGHT}. {RELATEDSTORIES}.

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Feds Charge More Than 400 with Health Care Fraud - Voice of America

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:12

Voice of America

Feds Charge More Than 400 with Health Care Fraud
Voice of America
U.S. prosecutors say they have arrested 412 medical providers for alleged participation in health care fraud totaling $1.3 billion in false billings. Of those charged, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists, 120 were accused of prescribing medically ...
HHS reports 'largest healthcare fraud takedown in history'Healthcare Dive
MN cases part of nat'l health care fraud takedownKARE
National healthcare fraud investigation leads to charges in Kentucky and IndianaWDRB
Newsday -KAALtv.com -The Pioneer News -CBS Detroit
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Can you talk about your mental health to your boss? - BBC News

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:05

BBC News

Can you talk about your mental health to your boss?
BBC News
When web developer Madalyn Parker took time off work to focus on her mental health, the supportive response of her CEO won much praise. But not everyone can count on their employers' understanding and many people feel unable to be open at work ...
CEO's response to employee taking mental health days triggers national dialogueNew York Daily News
When a woman took sick days for mental health, her email sparked a larger discussionWFSB
We need More Bosses to Honor Mental Health Issues, and be Financially Prepared For It When They Don'tHuffPost
The Indian Express -Idaho Statesman -Zee News -International Business Times UK
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Australian man has big toe replace thumb after bull accident - Fox News

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:00

Fox News

Australian man has big toe replace thumb after bull accident
Fox News
An Australian man whose thumb was severed off by a bull had his big toe surgically removed to replace the missing body part, reports said. (iStock). An Australian man whose thumb was severed off by a bull had his big toe surgically removed to replace ...
Australian cattle worker has thumb torn off by bull replaced with big toeNew York Daily News
Aussie man's toe surgically removed to replace thumb after bull kicks his handDaily News & Analysis
Man's BIG TOE is transplanted on to his HAND after his thumb was ripped off when he was trampled by cowsThe Sun
BBC News -HuffPost UK -International Business Times UK -ABC Online
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In Miami, officials prepare for a new mosquito season – and brace for a return of Zika - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:52

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In Miami, officials prepare for a new mosquito season – and brace for a return of Zika
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - On a warm afternoon in March, Chalmers Vasquez walked through the streets of Miami Beach hunting for standing water. Whatever he found, he dumped, each trickle of water sparkling in the sun as it rolled across the concrete. Vasquez ...
How Zika Impacts Teens in BrazilHuman Rights Watch
Why Zika virus infections are way down in US this summerUSA TODAY
Vaccines protect fetuses from Zika infection, mouse study showsEurekAlert (press release)
Washington Post -Reuters -CIDRAP -The Scientist
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Medical Center Reports Information Breach Affecting 1500 - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:38

Chron.com

Medical Center Reports Information Breach Affecting 1500
U.S. News & World Report
The Detroit Medical Center says a breach of health information affects more than 1,500 patients seen at one of its facilities in 2015 and 2016. July 13, 2017, at 9:38 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Medical Center Reports ...
Detroit Medical Center reports information breach affecting 1500Michigan Radio
Detroit Medical Center: Health data breach affects more than 1500 patientsWDIV Detroit
Health info of more than 1K Detroit Medical Center patients compromisedWXYZ
CBS Detroit -The Detroit News
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'Extreme' Opioid Use and Doctor Shopping Still Plague Medicare - NPR

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:31

NPR

'Extreme' Opioid Use and Doctor Shopping Still Plague Medicare
NPR
In Washington, D.C., a Medicare beneficiary filled prescriptions for 2,330 pills of oxycodone, hydromorphone and morphine in a single month last year – written by just one of the 42 health providers who prescribed the person such drugs. In Illinois, a ...
Half a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs last yearWashington Post
A new report shows some patients take advantage of Medicare to get a lot of opioidsVox
Medicare, Medicare Advantage reimbursement comparableLife Science Daily

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Pete Frates, inspiration for ice bucket challenge, home from hospital - MassLive.com

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:13

MassLive.com

Pete Frates, inspiration for ice bucket challenge, home from hospital
MassLive.com
Pete Frates, inspiration for ice bucket challenge, returned home from the hospital on Wednesday, July 13, 2017. Pete Frates, inspiration for ice bucket challenge, returned home from the hospital on Wednesday, July 13, 2017. ( Facebook ). By Michelle ...
Pete Frates returns home from the hospitalBoston.com
Man who inspired ice bucket challenge is home from hospitalFOX 61
Man who inspired ice bucket challenge could leave hospitalNew Jersey Herald
ABC2 News -WCVB Boston
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Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer does not lead to longer lives, study finds - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 00:40

Los Angeles Times

Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer does not lead to longer lives, study finds
Los Angeles Times
A long-term study of men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer has confirmed that patients who forgo immediate surgery have the same odds of living another decade or two as patients who have their tumors surgically removed. The results, published ...
Science Says: Not All Cancers Need Treatment Right AwayU.S. News & World Report
Surgery isn't necessarily best for prostate cancer, according to study led by Minneapolis VAMinneapolis Star Tribune
No Benefit with Surgery for Low-Risk Prostate CancerMedPage Today
Reuters -Healio -EurekAlert (press release) -Xinhua
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FDA Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment - New York Times

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 23:59

New York Times

FDA Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment
New York Times
Emily Whitehead, 12, and her parents, Tom and Kari Whitehead, appeared at an F.D.A. hearing on Tuesday about a treatment for leukemia that had saved Emily's life. Credit T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times. A Food and Drug Administration panel ...
'Living Drug' That Fights Cancer By Harnessing The Immune System Clears Key HurdleNPR
Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisersWashington Post
FDA Advisers Say Yes to Experimental Personalized Cancer TherapyNBCNews.com
The Hill -Bloomberg -Xconomy -HealthDay
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Baby Charlie Gard's medical condition: What you need to know - myCentralOregon.com

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 23:10

myCentralOregon.com

Baby Charlie Gard's medical condition: What you need to know
myCentralOregon.com
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The ongoing story of Charlie Gard –- a baby born in London with a rare genetic disorder known as Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome -– has gained international attention, with such prominent figures as Pope Francis and President ...
The US boy who outlived medical expectationsBBC News
Terri Schiavo's brother: Charlie Gard battle reminiscent of sisterWND.com
Commentary: Socialized medicine seeks Charlie Gard's deathAustin American-Statesman
thejournal.ie -Wiltshire Times -Newsline -Townhall
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Missouri woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne Bourbon virus - CBS News

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:54

CBS News

Missouri woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne Bourbon virus
CBS News
Tamela Wilson worked at a state park for more than 10 years, so she wasn't fazed when she spotted ticks on her skin. She simply picked them off without giving it a second thought. The 58-year-old didn't worry about contracting a tick-borne illness ...
Health officials issue warning about new tick-borne diseasefox2now.com
Man dies after contracting dangerous tick-borne illnessNew York Post
Woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne virusFox News
Kansas City Star -WSMV Nashville -Columbia Missourian -STLtoday.com
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Missouri woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne Bourbon virus - CBS News

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:54

CBS News

Missouri woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne Bourbon virus
CBS News
Tamela Wilson worked at a state park for more than 10 years, so she wasn't fazed when she spotted ticks on her skin. She simply picked them off without giving it a second thought. The 58-year-old didn't worry about contracting a tick-borne illness ...
Health officials issue warning about new tick-borne diseasefox2now.com
NY Dept. of Health: Saratoga Co. resident with confirmed case of tick-borne illness diesNEWS10 ABC
Man dies after contracting dangerous tick-borne illnessNew York Post
Albany Times Union -WDRB -Kansas City Star -Glens Falls Post-Star
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The Feds Are Failing Mentally Ill Inmates, Investigators Say - NBCNews.com

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:16

NBCNews.com

The Feds Are Failing Mentally Ill Inmates, Investigators Say
NBCNews.com
The federal Bureau of Prisons is doing a poor job of treating and keeping track of inmates who suffer from mental illness, often placing them in isolation for long periods of time, a practice that can exacerbate their problems, investigators have found.
Watchdog says sick federal inmates held alone for yearsABC News
Some Mentally Ill Federal Inmates Receive Little to No Treatment, Audit FindsWall Street Journal (subscription)
Watchdog says mentally ill inmates held alone for yearsKMOV.com
OregonLive.com -The Marshall Project -Washington Post -Pacific Standard
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