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Update on Health Care Overhaul

Updated: 01/03/2013 - The Obama administration announced Thursday that four red states are on the list of those getting the initial go-ahead to build their own health insurance marketplaces.

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Brain Image Study: Fructose May Spur Overeating

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Scientists say that for the first time, imaging tests show that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. A Yale University endocrinologist says MRIs show that after drinking a sugary beverage using fructose, the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple sugars are consumed. Researchers say their study is small and doesn't offer proof, but adds evidence that fructose may play a role in overeating.

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FDA Approves 1st New Tuberculosis Drug in 40 Years

Posted: 01/01/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.

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Health Care Tax Hikes for 2013 May be Just a Start

Posted: 12/25/2012 - New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Most people may not notice. But they will pay attention if Congress decides to start taxing employer-sponsored health insurance, one of the options in play if lawmakers can ever agree on a budget deal to reduce federal deficits.

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FDA Warns Doctors of Counterfeit Botox

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.

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Report Finds Violations at UC Davis Medical Center

Posted: 12/23/2012 - An analysis of a federal investigation of the UC Davis Medical Center -that was conducted after the deaths of three brain surgery patients at the facility - found that hospital policies and federal regulations were violated.

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Doctors Could Face 27 Percent Medicare Cut

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Medicare is warning doctors - and millions of elderly patients - that payments will be slashed next year unless Congress acts soon.

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EU to Move Toward Tougher Smoking Laws

Posted: 12/19/2012 - The European Union's health chief is calling for bigger warnings covering cigarette packs and bans on certain flavorings like menthol, strawberry and vanilla, which can draw youngsters to smoking.

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Authorities Say Pair Of Crooks Ran After-Hour Dental Care

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Authorities say a pair of crooked dental office employees ran an after-hours, word-of-mouth operation where they performed root canals, pulled teeth and installed braces without proper training.

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Nurses to Strike on Day Before Christmas

Posted: 12/15/2012 - Union officials say thousands of registered nurses at nine San Francisco Bay area hospitals will be walking off the job on the day before Christmas.

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LA Schools Get Awards for Promoting Nutrition

Posted: 12/15/2012 - Los Angeles schools will receive more than a quarter million dollars in federal prize money for winning "Healthier US Schools Challenge" awards for promoting nutrition and physical activities.

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