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More US employers tie health insurance to medical tests
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Gone are the days of just signing up for health insurance and hoping you don't have to use it. Now, more employees are being asked to roll up their sleeves for medical tests — and to exercise, participate in disease-management programs and quit smoking to qualify for hundreds, even thousands of dollars' worth of premium or deductible discounts. More

Sense of peril for health law gives insurers pause
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Although it would be folly to predict what the United States Supreme Court will conclude, policy experts, insurers, doctors and legislators are seriously contemplating the repercussions of a complete change in course two years after the nation began to put the law into place. More

Insurers push back on consumer rebate letter
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Thanks to hefty profits and a requirement in the health law, insurers will send subscribers hundreds of millions of dollars in rebate checks. But the industry and the government are at odds over proposed language in the letter that goes with the checks as well as who gets notification. The administration may require insurers to send notices about rebate rules even to customers who aren't getting a rebate. More

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FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
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The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food. The agency said petitioners did not present compelling scientific evidence to justify new restrictions on the much-debated chemical, commonly known as BPA. More

Consumer Reports warns of lax testing for medical devices
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Consumer Reports advises patients to do their homework before having medical devices implanted in their bodies. Companies that sell defibrillators, stents or other such products can get approval from the Food and Drug Administration without their undergoing rigorous testing, Consumer Reports warned in a new report. More

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Cancer death rates drop again; doctors hopeful
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Cancer death rates for men, women and children steadily decreased from 2004 to 2008, according to a report from four major national cancer tracking groups. The declines in death and new cases of cancer reflect progress against the disease in terms of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, but experts say rising obesity may present a new challenge in the fight against cancer. More

Boston-area teams produce tool for cancer drug study
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Two Boston-area teams have assembled massive encyclopedias that predict the vulnerability of hundreds of different subtypes of cancer to dozens of drugs. The massive catalogs are an important step toward the routine personalizing of cancer care, in which patients will receive treatments tailored to the specific genetic changes that influence a tumor's response to drug regimens. More

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Study: Heart attack victims cut risk with 2 drinks
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VideoBriefMen who have two drinks a day after surviving a first heart attack have a lower risk of death from heart disease than non-drinkers, Harvard researchers said. Men who survived a heart attack and who drank two alcoholic drinks a day had a 42 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and 14 percent lower risk of death from any cause compared with non-drinkers. More

Pregnancy dieting 'risk to child'
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Women who fall pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could become obese or diabetic in later life, new research suggests. Following a study carried out using sheep, University of Manchester scientists believe the findings may hold true for humans as well. More

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Genome sequencing to add new twist to doctor-patient talks
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In whole-genome sequencing, geneticists use a patient's blood sample or other source of genetic material to examine the roughly 25,000 genes that make up an individual's genome. By comparison, standard genetic testing used widely by health professionals examines only individual genes, geneticists say. More

Are cancer stem cells ready for prime time?
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In the 30-year battle waged since the initiation of the "war on cancer," there have been substantial victories, with cures for childhood malignancies among the most important. Our ever-expanding understanding of cellular and molecular biology has provided substantial insights into the molecular underpinnings of the spectrum of diseases we call cancer. More

 Behavioral Health
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New high in US autism rates inspires renewed debate
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About one in 88 children has autism or a related disorder, the highest estimate to date and one that is sure to revive a national argument over how the condition is diagnosed and treated. The estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention represents an overall increase of about 25 percent since the last analysis in 2006. More

Possible link between depression, sleep apnea
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New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a possible link between sleep apnea and depression. The CDC claims they found symptoms of the sleep disorder were associated with many depression symptoms such as feelings of low self-esteem and hopelessness. More

"Sleep apnea appears to be more common in men than in women. The condition also becomes more common as you get older, according to the National Institutes of Health."
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