Archive: 03/30/2012

Obama defends health care, mum on court case

President Barack Obama defended his signature health care reform Friday, without discussing a Supreme Court case that could spell its end ahead of November's presidential elections.

Mar 30, 2012
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FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned ...

Mar 30, 2012
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CDC: Ads spark huge increase to quit smoking line

(AP) -- More than twice as many people called a toll-free number to help them quit smoking a week after the launch of a $54 million ad campaign that shows graphic images of diseased smokers, federal health officials said ...

Mar 30, 2012
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Adherence to cancer surveillance guidelines varies

(HealthDay) -- Insured breast cancer survivors have high rates of guideline-recommended recurrence testing and non-recommended metastatic testing, while only about half of colorectal cancer survivors undergo ...

Mar 30, 2012
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Study weighs in on diets for kids

(HealthDay) -- If you're trying to get your child to drop a few pounds, here's some food for thought: A new study finds that among three types of diets, kids preferred the one emphasizing foods that don't ...

Mar 30, 2012
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Better short-Term outcomes for private prostatectomies

(HealthDay) -- For men undergoing radical prostatectomies (RPs), private health insurance coverage is linked with fewer complications, less in-hospital recovery time, and decreased mortality, compared to public ...

Mar 30, 2012
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