Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Health News: [health]

Military health care carrier hit with $10M fine
Army Times Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:03 PM PST
WASHINGTON â€" One of the Pentagon’s major health care contractors, which is fighting to keep its multibillion-dollar contract, recently paid a $10 million fine to the federal government to settle a Justice Department suit over claims the company failed to pass on savings to the military.

Birth control pills recalled, may not prevent pregnancy
Reuters via Yahoo! News Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:02 PM PST
(Reuters) - Pfizer said on Tuesday it was recalling about 1 million packets of birth control pills in the United States because they may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. Pfizer said the birth control pills posed no health threat to women but it urged consumers affected by the recall to "begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately." The drugmaker said the ...

Stynes tipped to quit as Melbourne chief
The Age Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:00 PM PST
Cancer-stricken Jim Stynes is expected to stand down as president of the Melbourne Football Club to concentrate on his health.

At the Capitol: Legislators planning rival health insurance bills
Pioneer Press Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:54 PM PST
State senators from both parties say they plan to introduce legislation soon related to health insurance purchasing in Minnesota.

Cash challenges test mental health center
Hutchinson News Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:52 PM PST
Horizons Mental Health Center's chief executive officer, Michael Garrett, said shrinking government ...

Whooping cough cases reported at Great Valley High School
Main Line Suburban Life Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:47 PM PST
- Chester County health authorities have confirmed that there have been two cases of whooping cough -- also known as Pertussis -- at Great Valley High School.

Two Kaiser unions strike in Santa Rosa, Northern California
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:47 PM PST
Nurses, social workers, psychologists and other health workers picketed in front of the Kaiser Permanente campus in Santa Rosa on Tuesday morning.

A little lunch, a lot of answers
Sampson Independent Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:46 PM PST
Lunch series begins Thursday, offering women a Q&A on health topics

Health bill supported by local doc expected to die Tuesday
The Grass Valley Union Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:43 PM PST
A local doctor and business owner is supporting a bill that would make health insurance accessible to all Californians â€" but the bill is expected to die in the Senate today.

Police Missing pregnant mother
Fuseworks via Yahoo! New Zealand News Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:42 PM PST
Waitakere Police have serious concerns for the safety of Puawai MORGAN who has been reported missing by Waitemata Mental Health services.

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