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Medicare confirms payment for prostate cancer drug

(AP) -- Medicare officials confirmed Thursday that the program will cover the $93,000 price tag for prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that typically gives men suffering from an incurable stage of the disease ...

Jun 30, 2011
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Parasitic worms: Hidden global health threat

With close to one third of the world's population infected with parasitic worms, MUHC researcher Dr. Theresa Gyorkos is thinking big when it comes to finding a solution to this global public health challenge. As part of an ...

Jun 22, 2011
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Young people having more unprotected sex: study

The number of young people having unprotected sex in the West has risen sharply over the past two years, a survey said Monday, with health professionals concerned the safe sex message is falling on deaf ears.

Sep 26, 2011
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Obama calls morning-after pill call 'common sense'

(AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed but said he did not steer his administration's decision to halt the over-the-counter sale of an anti-pregnancy drug to girls under 17, saying it was common sense to keep ...

Dec 08, 2011
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Million young adults get health coverage under law

(AP) -- At least one part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has proven popular. With the economy sputtering, the number of young adults covered by health insurance grew by about a million as families flocked ...

Sep 21, 2011
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