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If you’re someone who worries about how first responders and hospitals in your town would perform after a hurricane like Sandy, a Joplin tornado, an anthrax mailing, an outbreak of bird flu or other health threat, a new study has some pointers: stay away from Kansas and Montana.

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U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D, IL-4) said one of the most challenging aspects of comprehensive immigration reform is providing health care to America’s estimat…
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Standard & Poor's U.S. Health Care Conference Will Highlight Major Industry Trends

In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s senior health care analysts discuss the major themes of our upcoming U.S. health care conference. The con…
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(Reuters) – U.S. price increases on popular branded drugs in the past year have been more than six times the overall rate of inflation for consumer goods, while spending on specialty medications is up nearly 23 percent, according to data compiled by Express Scripts for its first quarterly drug trend report.

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PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – An Oregon jury awarded 12 Army National Guardsmen $ 85 million in damages from defense contractor KBR Inc. on Friday after finding that the company failed to protect them from exposure to cancer-causing chemicals when they served in Iraq.

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian cancer treatment equipment maker IBA said it has signed a $ 40 million deal for the installation of a treatment facility in Louisiana.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Massachusetts state health regulators were aware in 2002 that steroid treatments from the pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak could cause adverse patient reactions, congressional investigators said on Monday.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Boys in the United States may be entering puberty earlier than in generations past, a new study has found, suggesting it’s not just girls who are developing at younger ages.

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MINNEAPOLIS/NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – Confronted with a growing meningitis scare, states are coming under enormous pressure to meet federal requests that they contact more than 1,000 hospitals and clinics that received any injectable drugs from the company at the center of the deadly outbreak.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – They’re called discreet DNA samples, and the Elk Grove, California, genetic-testing company easyDNA says it can handle many kinds, from toothpicks to tampons.

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