Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

By Associated Press  |  November 27, 2014

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

Wyoming governor advances Medicaid expansion plan

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 27, 2014

The plan, backed by Republican Gov. Matt Mead, will require a waiver from the federal government since it imposes monthly co-insurance and other co-pays on the low-income beneficiaries who opt into the plan.

HHS reports solid start to open enrollment

HHS reports solid start to open enrollment

By Paul Demko  |  November 26, 2014

About a half million individuals evenly split between first-time and returning customers signed up for health insurance on federally-run exchanges during the first week of the open-enrollment period.

U.S. abortions steadily declined through 2011: report

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 26, 2014

Abortion procedures in the U.S. reached a record low in 2011, with 730,322 abortions reported, down 4.6% from 2010, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiles data on the procedures.

Safety journal blasts Denham in conflict of interest scandal

Safety journal blasts Denham in conflict of interest scandal

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 26, 2014

The editors of the Journal of Patient Safety found that five of 10 articles on operating room sterilization practices authored by disgraced former editor Dr. Charles Denham failed to disclose his financial conflicts of interest relevant to those articles.

N.M. med society president-elect suspended over alleged misconduct

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 26, 2014

An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.

Billionaires see potential in healthcare stocks

By Bob Herman  |  November 26, 2014

Healthcare stocks are attracting the big-money crowd, a sign that serious investors think there's money to be made in the sector, according to one tracker of where billionaires invest.

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