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Confusion a Part of Health Care Plan in Stimulus

Posted: 03/01/2009 - The Obama administration rushed to include a health care safety net for laid-off workers in the recently signed stimulus bill, but has not told employers exactly how to make it work.

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Lawyer: Woman Infected with Herpes Wins Lawsuit

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A lawyer says a Riverside County jury has awarded nearly $7 million to a 56-year-old woman who was unknowingly infected with herpes by a 77-year-old man.

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Dentists Wary of Salon Teeth-Whitening Treatments

Posted: 02/25/2009 - When Kelly Markos started offering teeth whitening in her upscale salon, she thought it would be a nice addition to her lineup of eyelash extensions, temporary tattoos and custom makeup.

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Tylenol Victims' Families Wait For Beak, Again

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Michelle Rosen hoped a Boston-area FBI raid this month meant she might finally be able to stop wondering if the grocery bagger or the gardener down the block could be responsible for killing her mother and six others who swallowed cyanide-laced Tylenol decades ago.

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Feds Searching for CEO in Case of Tainted Syringes

Posted: 02/25/2009 - For months, prosecutors say, technicians in the gloom of a run-down North Carolina plant prepared life-sustaining syringes and shipped them before ensuring they were sterile.

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Study Connects Alcohol and Cancer

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A study of nearly 1.3 million middle-aged British women offers more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of some cancers.

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Doctors Back Wider Consideration of Prostate Drug

Updated: 02/25/2009 - For the first time, leading medical groups are advising millions of healthy men who are regularly screened for prostate cancer to consider taking a drug to prevent the disease.

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Salmonella Outbreak Strain Also Linked to Texas Plant

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Tests have confirmed that peanut butter made from peanuts processed at a Texas plant contains the same strain of salmonella blamed for sickening hundreds in a national outbreak, federal officials said Tuesday.

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Obama Opens Summit, Pledges $15B For Medicaid

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Calling for fiscal restraint even while federal spending soars, President Barack Obama summoned allies, adversaries and outside experts to a White House summit Monday to address skyrocketing budget deficits and announced $15 billion in Medicaid money to states from his $787 billion economic stimulus package.

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Schwarzenegger Says Drugs Have No Place in Sports

Posted: 02/22/2009 - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is no stranger to athletic competition - or to steroids. And the formerchampion bodybuilder says there's no place for drugs in sports these days.

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Obama Has Big Challenge in Overhauling Health Care

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Now for the hard part. Even if the national credit card is maxed out and partisanship remains the rule for Washington's political tribes, President Barack Obama and Congress are plunging ahead with a health care overhaul.

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Kids' Cholesterol Study Reassuring, Doctors Say

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Fewer than 1 percent of American teens are likely to need cholesterol drugs, says a new study that offers some reassuring news on the childhood obesity front.

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Push Is On To Tailor Cancer Care To Tumor's Genes

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what's written in your tumor's genes.

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Delay Lets Military Health Fraud Suspects Off Hook

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A dozen defendants who allegedly swindled the military's health care program out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Philippines won't face justice or pay any restitution after authorities failed to arrest them.

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China Investigates More Milk Products For Melamine

Posted: 02/12/2009 - China is investigating milk products produced by one of the country's largest dairies and a unit of France's Groupe Danone SA for an unapproved additive and melamine. Both companies insisted their products were safe.

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Nevada, Health Oversight Body to Trade Information

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A national accrediting body and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services have agreed to share information about infection control breaches such as those blamed for a hepatitis C outbreak last year in southern Nevada, a state official said.

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Peanut Co. Owner Refuses To Testify To Congress

Updated: 02/11/2009 - The owner of a peanut company refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday amid the disclosure that he urged his workers to ship bacteria-tainted products, pleading with federal health officials that he should be able "turn the raw peanuts on the floor into money."

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