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China tackles a new outbreak of bird flu

Apr 5, 2013
Officials in China announced today that a sixth person has died from a new strain of bird flu. 14 people near Shanghai have been infected, and today authorities there decided to close all of the city's poultry markets.
Posted In: China, Health, virus

Dementia is highest cost disease and rising

Apr 4, 2013
A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.
Posted In: Health, health care, dementia

NIH director welcomes BRAIN initiative

Apr 4, 2013
National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins says government funding is the best way to support large scientific enterprises and fundamental health advances.
Posted In: brain, research, Science, Health, Obama

5 simple tricks to avoid eating processed food

Mar 12, 2013
A list for some tips and tricks to keep some processed foods to a minimum.
Posted In: Food, processed foods, diet, Health

Leaving work after a Parkinson's diagnosis

Feb 8, 2013
A banking analyst makes the decision to leave his job at the age of 51, two years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
Posted In: Health, Retirement

Electronic health records aren't cutting costs so far

Jan 11, 2013
Clunky programs, high costs and incompatible systems are factors in failure to save billions.
Posted In: Health, doctors, medical records

The bitter pill of globalization

Jan 7, 2013
A robust global economy spreads wealth -- and pandemics like the flu, SARS, even the plague.
Posted In: Health, disease

States cut anti-smoking efforts despite tobacco money windfall

Dec 6, 2012
A new study finds state governments are plugging budget gaps at the expense of tobacco prevention programs.
Posted In: cigarettes, smoking, tobacco, Health

Americans not taking vacation, and it hurts

Nov 27, 2012
A survey finds people will leave an average of nine days of paid vacation unused this year. The stress that comes from not taking a break can affect their health.
Posted In: stress, Health, vacation, work-life balance

Why mental health check-ups matter

Nov 13, 2012
Physical check-ups with physicians are common, but what about a tune-up for your mind?
Posted In: Health, health care, mental health

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