Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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'Personalized medicine' may get funding support
CBC.ca Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:52 AM PST
Canadians may be set for some cutting-edge care, with the federal health minister announcing details Tuesday of funding for "personalized medicine."

S&P Warns of Cuts; Another US Downgrade Coming?
CNBC Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:50 AM PST
Concerns over the size of United States debt reared their head once again as ratings agency Standard & Poor̢۪s warned that health care costs for a number of highly-rated Group of 20 countries, including the U.S., could hurt growth prospects and harm their sovereign creditworthiness from the middle of this decade.

Scott Stinson: Ontario Liberals have obvious solutions, but little detail on health care
National Post Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:49 AM PST
Scott Stinson: It is hard not to be a little skeptical of a politician who promises transformative change but, when pressed for specifics, says the changes will be geared toward providing better service for less money

Preventive Health Care Meeting
NBC26 Green Bay Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:48 AM PST
Health care groups held a town hall in Appleton Wednesday focusing on senior care.

Las Vegas' Luxor guests had Legionnaires': officials
CTV.ca Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:48 AM PST
Health officials in Las Vegas said Monday that the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was found in water samples at the Luxor hotel-casino this month after a guest died of the form of pneumonia.

Kaiser nurses on 24-hour strike today in Woodland Hills, Downey
Los Angeles Daily News Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:47 AM PST
LOS ANGELES - Unionized nurses and other health-care workers will stage a 24-hour strike today at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center and other area hospitals as part of a job action at 160 Kaiser Permanente facilities statewide.

Deborah in Browns Mills offers free health screenings
Community News Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:47 AM PST
BROWNS MILLSâ€"Comprehensive free health-care screenings will be available for all women Friday, Feb. 3 at Deborah Heart and Lung Center.

Kaiser Workers In San Diego Stage 24-Hour Strike
KPBS San Diego Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:47 AM PST
Unionized health care workers will stage a 24-hour strike in San Diego today as part of a work stoppage at 160 Kaiser Permanente facilities statewide.

Autism Bill Gets Final Approval
Leesburg Today Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:44 AM PST
A year after the bill that would provide health insurance to young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder was passed by the General Assembly, Richmond lawmakers have again passed legislation that will allow for the full implementation of the bill.

Roche Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA
International Business Times Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:43 AM PST
U.S. health regulators on Monday approved Roche's pill to treat an advanced form of the most common form of skin cancer, known as basal cell carcinoma.

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