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Obama says US will tackle prescription drug abuse

Traveling to a region in the throes of a drug abuse crisis, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to use his bully pulpit and federal programs to try to combat the "epidemic" of heroin use and prescription painkiller ...

Oct 21, 2015
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Obama to announce federal push to fight heroin use

Heading to a region grappling with the scourge of drug abuse, President Barack Obama planned to announce new steps to improve doctor training and ease access to drug treatment as part of an effort to help communities battling ...

Oct 21, 2015
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Time to look at cancer's dangerous mates

While a diagnosis of cancer naturally tends to concentrate the minds of patients and doctors alike, it shouldn't be the sole focus of treatment, says a new report from the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC).

Oct 20, 2015
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Health care

Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.

Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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