Saturday, December 31, 2011

Health News: [health]

Uninsured turn to Groupon, daily deal sites for health care
Chicago Tribune Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:05 PM PST
The last time Mark Stella went to the dentist he didn't need an insurance card. Instead, he pulled out a Groupon.

Mass. has first rabies case in 75 years
UPI Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:04 PM PST
BOSTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Health officials in Massachusetts say they've confirmed the state's first human case of rabies in 75 years, and a man is hospitalized in critical condition.

Study under way to determine need for community health center in four-county region
Denison Bulletin & Review Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:03 PM PST
Details about a study to determine the need for a federally funded community health center in the four-county region were presented to the Crawford County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning.

Firecracker injuries high in Philippines
UPI Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:02 PM PST
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Almost 200 people have already been injured in the Philippines during holiday celebrations, most of them by firecrackers, health officials report.

State high-risk insurance pool enrollment grows
The Charleston Gazette Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:01 PM PST
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A state-run health insurance program for people who cant obtain coverage elsewhere is growing. Enrollment in AccessWV grew 16 percent in 2010, from 874 ...

Federal drug regulators approve Pfizer's Prevnar for adults
The Star-Ledger Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:58 PM PST
"The FDA approval of Prevnar 13 for these adults offers the potential to contribute to the health of millions of aging Americans," Ian Read, Pfizer's chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.

Build-A-Bear Recalls Teddy Bears For Choking Hazard
NewsInferno Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:57 PM PST
Build-A-Bear has issued a large recall of its Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears for choking hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. About 284,000 Build-A-Bear Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears have been recalled in the … Continue reading â†'

Yoga helps breast cancer survivors curb fatigue
Reuters Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:55 PM PST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one third of breast cancer survivors experience fatigue that can affect their quality of life, but a small new study finds that doing yoga might help restore some lost vitality.

Ohio Medicaid cancer patients survive less time
Reuters Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:55 PM PST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cancer patients on Medicaid survive less time after their diagnosis than people with private or no insurance, data from Ohio show.

U.S. approves Prevnar pneumonia vaccine for adults
Reuters Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:55 PM PST
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators approved the expansion of Pfizer Inc's blockbuster Prevnar vaccine for use in adults 50 and older to fight pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases cause by pneumococcus bacteria.

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