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Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills – New York Times

Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills – New York Times

The rules, which will apply to almost all forms of insurance, will have far-reaching consequences for many Americans. In the White House, the regulations are also seen as critical to President Obama’s program for curbing gun violence by addressing an issue on which there is bipartisan agreement: Making treatment more available to those with mental […]

UN targets polio in Middle East after Syria outbreak – BBC News

UN targets polio in Middle East after Syria outbreak – BBC News

8 November 2013 Last updated at 12:13 ET The immunisation operation will target more than 20 million children A huge vaccination campaign against polio has been launched by the United Nations in the Middle East after the disease re-emerged in Syria. The […]

Feds Have Beaten Pharma Into Submission Over Off-Label Drug Use, But At … – Forbes

Feds Have Beaten Pharma Into Submission Over Off-Label Drug Use, But At … – Forbes

(Photo credit: Amanda M Hatfield) Johnson & Johnson announced this week that it will pay $2.2 billion to settle allegations that its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals illegally promoted the anti-psychotic treatment Risperdal, as well as allegations related to the sale and marketing of several drugs that J&J acquired when it bought Scios. At a certain point, you […]

Aptiom Receives FDA Nod to Treat Seizures in Adults – Science World Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug Aptiom  as an add on medication to treat seizures in adults. Like Us on Facebook Marketed by Marlborough based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) received a green signal from the U.S. FDA as an add-on medication to treat […]

Mental Health Treatment law gets More Teeth in Obama administration – Pentagon Post

Mental Health Treatment law gets More Teeth in Obama administration – Pentagon Post

In a bid to boost mental health treatment, the Obama administration has decided to give more teeth to a 2008 mental health equity law by introducing set of new rules into it. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made the announcement to applause at the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy in Atlanta. […]

FDA moves to all but eliminate trans fats in US – Chicago Tribune

What’s so scary about chocolate frosting on a birthday cake? For one thing, there’s too much artery-clogging fat, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which announced Thursday that it is moving to eliminate added trans fat from use in restaurants and in processed foods such as crackers, microwave popcorn, coffee creamers and ready-to-use frostings. […]

Sleep ‘Detoxes’ The Brain, New Research Suggests – Forbes

Sleep ‘Detoxes’ The Brain, New Research Suggests – Forbes

The brain’s nocturnal cleaning service may protect it from Alzheimer’s, new research suggests (photo: wiki media) When you sleep, your brain undergoes a mop-up process that removes waste products linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to new research published yesterday in the online version of Science. A team of researchers at the University of Rochester […]

Pakistan polio outbreak puts global eradication at risk – Reuters

Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:50am EDT * Taliban attacks, vaccine ban leave many children exposed * With polio virus circulating, disease taking hold again * Dozens of children paralysed in Waziristan outbreak * Dramatic progress towards wiping out polio in jeopardy By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A Taliban […]

Air pollution causes lung cancer, World Health Organization says – Los Angeles Times

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared air pollution a human carcinogen like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally. Health experts have known for years that air pollution increases the risk of a wide range of ailments, including respiratory problems and heart disease. Some compounds in […]

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

(CNN) — Women checking in for appointments at the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York this month are being offered more than a pre-op or post-op surgical visit. On the reception desk, inside a large plastic frame, is a colorful flyer decorated with pictures of luscious-looking fruits and vegetables. It’s […]