Health

Study finds 'far-reaching' impact from Affordable Care Act

By 2008, when President Obama was first elected, the rate of uninsurance in the U.S. had been steadily deteriorating: nearly 56 million Americans reported they had no health insurance for at least part of the prior year. ...

Health

German court rules hangovers are 'illness'

A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an "illness", in a timely judgement days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.

Health

New Jersey court ruling lets assisted suicide go ahead

New Jersey can move ahead with a new law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday, overturning a lower court's temporary hold on the law.

Health

Court rules against Florida officials on medical marijuana

A Florida appellate court ruled that the state's approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional, possibly allowing more providers to jump into a market positioned to become one of the country's most lucrative.

Health

Canada appeals court upholds landmark tobacco ruling

Quebec's appeals court on Friday upheld a historic ruling ordering three tobacco firms to pay Can$15.5 billion (US$11.6 billion) to smokers in the Canadian province who claimed they were never warned about the health risks ...

Medical economics

Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling

The health care sector is getting punished before the opening bell after a federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

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