Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Mass: Backs off school bake sale ban
WPRI Providence Thu, 10 May 2012 18:48 PM PDT
Massachusetts Gov . Deval Patrick said he's not interested in banning school bake sales despite regulations adopted by his Department of Public Health that would prohibit the selling of cupcakes and other treats at school, including fundraising events.

No Mother's Day treats in state budget, group says
The Arizona Republic Thu, 10 May 2012 18:47 PM PDT
The Children's Action Alliance convened a group of moms to talk about what the recently enacted state budget does, or more accurately, doesn't do, for them. Playing off a Mother's Day theme, the alliance expressed regret the Legislature didn't restore funding for programs that help families and mothers in need, from housing assistance to child-care subsidies to health care. Programs that assist ...

Emory, Tech Partner for New Predictive Health Degree
The Emory Wheel Thu, 10 May 2012 18:47 PM PDT
Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have partnered to launch a new master’s degree program in predictive health this fall, enabling Tech students to learn about analyzing health-related risk factors to improve health and preventive care in the United States.

Professor Receives Medal of Freedom
The Emory Wheel Thu, 10 May 2012 18:47 PM PDT
President Barack Obama named William Foege, professor emeritus at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, one of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on April 26. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s “highest civilian honor,” according to an April 26 White House press release.

Plan ending free health insurance goes to Quinn
WIFR Rockford Thu, 10 May 2012 18:36 PM PDT
Longtime Illinois state employees could be on the verge of losing the free health insurance they get in retirement.

Health leaders say why pertussis vaccine is less effective
WAOW Wausau Thu, 10 May 2012 18:29 PM PDT
School administrators in Rhinelander are considering discipline for high school students who walked out of class to protest layoff notices given to four teachers.

First weight loss drug in decade approved by FDA
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley Thu, 10 May 2012 18:28 PM PDT
Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the U.S. in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.

Itemized medical bills should be standard operating procedure
Los Angeles Times Thu, 10 May 2012 18:25 PM PDT
Most bills from L.A. County healthcare providers are short on details, but patients deserve a full accounting of what treatment was provided and at what price. It's tough enough to be without health insurance. But do healthcare providers have to make it even worse by treating you like a moron?

Arena obesity pill wins over U.S. advisers
Reuters Thu, 10 May 2012 18:24 PM PDT
SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Reuters) - An experimental obesity pill from Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc won the support of U.S. advisers on Thursday, as public health advocates push for new solutions to the nation's growing obesity epidemic.

Maha govt seeks Aamir's support to save girl child
IBN live Thu, 10 May 2012 18:23 PM PDT
The state Health Minister congratulated Aamir on raising the issue of female foeticide in his TV reality show 'Satyamev Jayate'.

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