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As Michigan deals with hepatitis A outbreak, vaccine supplies run low
Michigan Radio • Sarah Cwiek
Texas Woman Charged With Mailing Explosives To State's Governor And Obama
NPR • Maggie Penman
Choosing Wisely: 5 Years Into Uphill Battle To Reduce Medical Over-Treatment
WBUR • Commonhealth
The Guardian view on NHS spending: what’s enough? | Editorial
The Guardian • Editorial
The Guardian view on cheering health news: wake up and drink the coffee | Editorial
The Guardian • Editorial
Judge overrules law blocking Texas women from common abortion procedure
Daily Dot • Samantha Grasso
Warn hospitals against malpractices: Health ministry to states
The Economic Times of India • Prabha Raghavan
Why are Germany's midwives feeling squeezed out?
The Guardian • Sohini Chattopadhyay
Coffee Brings More Health Than Harm, Study Finds
Forbes • Alice G. Walton, Contributor
Obamacare Enrollment Still Strong Despite Trump's Tight Sign-Up Window
Forbes • Bruce Japsen, Contributor
 
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Epidemiology, Health Care Costs
As Michigan deals with hepatitis A outbreak, vaccine supplies run low
Michigan RadioSarah Cwiek
Michigan is having a hepatitis A outbreak, and state health officials are encouraging those most at risk of getting it to get vaccinated. But the state also faces dwindling supplies of the hepatitis A vaccine. There are a handful of outbreaks happening...
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Law, Medicare
Texas Woman Charged With Mailing Explosives To State's Governor And Obama
NPRMaggie Penman
A 46-year-old woman in Texas has been charged with mailing explosives to Gov. Greg Abbott and then-President Obama. Authorities say the devices could have seriously injured or even killed someone.
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Costs
Choosing Wisely: 5 Years Into Uphill Battle To Reduce Medical Over-Treatment
WBURCommonhealth
The Choosing Wisely campaign seemed satisfyingly simple when it launched five years ago. Doctors identified dozens of tests and treatments that could harm patients, or at least cost them money they didn’t need to spend: antibiotics prescribed for the common cold; a...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
The Guardian view on NHS spending: what’s enough? | Editorial
The GuardianEditorial
The chancellor knew that the cash he announced for NHS England in Wednesday’s budget fell well short of the demand for an extra £4bn next year which was made by the NHS boss Simon Stevens a fortnight ago. Philip Hammond did find...
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Cardiovascular Disease, Health Insurance
The Guardian view on cheering health news: wake up and drink the coffee | Editorial
The GuardianEditorial
Consuming three cups a day is associated with more benefits to health than problems, for most people Let me drink three cups a day, the rebellious daughter demands in Bach’s Coffee Cantata. Her unreasonable father has attempted to ban the bean. Now...
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Pregnancy & Birth, Reproductive Health Policy
Judge overrules law blocking Texas women from common abortion procedure
Daily DotSamantha Grasso
Texas women and their doctors will no longer be banned from using the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, dilation and evacuation, a federal district judge ruled on Wednesday. According to the Texas Tribune, Judge Lee Yeakel struck down part of anti-abortion Texas...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
Warn hospitals against malpractices: Health ministry to states
The Economic Times of IndiaPrabha Raghavan
India may soon tighten the reins on private hospitals, with the central government now urging all States to curb malpractices by such clinical establishments by implementing law passed in 2010. The move comes amid the furore following allegations that a popular private...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Why are Germany's midwives feeling squeezed out?
The GuardianSohini Chattopadhyay
Ten years ago, Dr Christiane Schwarz - a lecturer and researcher - decided that she could no longer continue working as a midwife in Germany. “It was not so much about how we were treated but how the labouring women were treated,...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Coffee Brings More Health Than Harm, Study Finds
ForbesAlice G. Walton, Contributor
A large new study finds that up to four cups per day, coffee is linked to some pretty nice health benefits.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Health Care Industry
Obamacare Enrollment Still Strong Despite Trump's Tight Sign-Up Window
ForbesBruce Japsen, Contributor
More than 2 million Americans have signed up for individual health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first three weeks of a sign-up window that the Donald Trump White House cut in half. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
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