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FDA proposes first regulations for electronic cigarettes
By Associated Press | April 24, 2014
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the FDA.
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Vital Signs
Death rates much higher for American Indians, Alaska Natives
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 23, 2014
Disproportionate mortality rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives over the past decade have raised public concerns about widening health disparities between these populations and other ethnic and racial groups.
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New Michigan rules seek to tighten doctor discipline
By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business | April 21, 2014
New state regulations that take effect July 1 aim to eliminate the ability of chairmen of the Michigan Board of Medicine and 26 other health-licensing boards to unilaterally end investigations of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
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Northwestern Memorial reports strong revenue for quarter, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare reported stronger revenue for its second quarter, thanks primarily to its acquisition of a large physician practice group. Helped along by an influx of $395.4 million in
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Cancer drugs: Too expensive to compare?
By Sabriya Rice | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The prices of some cancer drugs are so high that they preclude trials comparing their effectiveness, according to two National Cancer Institute researchers.
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Vital Signs
Salmonella cases down, but other foodborne bacteria still a problem
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 17, 2014
Little progress has been made toward reducing food poisoning in the U.S., according to new federal data.
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Misdiagnosis could affect 12M U.S. adults annually, study finds
By Sabriya Rice | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An estimated 1 in 20 U.S. adults could be misdiagnosed during outpatient visits, and about half of those errors could prove to be harmful for the patient, finds a new study in the journal BMJ.
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FDA should regulate e-cig marketing, sales, lawmakers urge
By Rachel Landen | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Lawmakers once again called for action today by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the electronic cigarette industry, issuing a congressional report showing increased marketing of e-cigarettes to youth.
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Magazine
Outliers: Sounding an alarm on juicing
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
That $9 green juice might be rotting your teeth, spiking your blood sugar and harming your relationship with food, in addition to emptying your wallet.
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News
Stockpiles of Tamiflu a waste of money, studies conclude
By Sabriya Rice | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Stockpiling drugs intended to treat symptoms in patients suffering from the flu is essentially a waste of money, according to two new studies finding that the effectiveness of the antivirals is vastly overstated and the harms underplayed. The companies that make the drugs and the Centers for...
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