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Here's The Potential Fallout If This New Obamacare Lawsuit Succeeds

It may not be that bad, but it's definitely not good.<p>Another far-fetched lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act won a victory in the lower courts on Wednesday. And while few members of the legal establishment have taken this lawsuit seriously, few members of the legal establishment took the last …

Health Care

With Greece’s healthcare system in ruins, people are turning to illegal free clinics

THESSALONIKI, GREECE—”I prefer to find a job, but this is a dream right now in Greece,” said Eva Vaveloua, as she rolled a cigarette in an outdoor cafe in this northern Greek city. She is 38 years old, with a PhD in chemical engineering. “And I don’t want to leave my country. Life here is not easy …

Europe

Two Indian Sisters Ordered to Be Raped by Village Council Beg Supreme Court for Help

A petition to save two sisters in India from being raped and publicly humiliated for their brother’s actions, a punishment handed down by an …

Fasting at night lowers risk of breast cancer and diabetes

The University of California has shown for the first time that nocturnal eating raises the risk of illness<p>A night time snack might seem like a harmless treat, but a new study suggests it could raise the risk of breast cancer and diabetes.<p>Researchers have discovered that fasting at night is crucial …

Why Some Doctors Hesitate To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for certain long-term smokers. Medicare recipients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years are now eligible for the annual test, known as a spiral CT …

Cancer

Could Angelina Jolie-style gene testing for cancer help you?

Should more Indian women be undergoing the kinds of gene tests that have prompted Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to remove both breasts, ovaries and …

Cancer

Cancer drug prices rise with no end in sight | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

March 2015 has been a big month for cancer drugs and the pharmaceutical industry. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Bristol-Myers …

Pharma

Healthcare Professionals Are Overmedicating Senior Cancer Patients, And Here's What Can Be Done

Overmedicating senior cancer patients has become an area of concern for many in the medical community. Instead of strictly blaming healthcare professionals for their lack of oversight, experts point to the failures of available medication management tools.<p>Researchers reviewed drug regimens of 234 …

Digital Health

Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

When President Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer in 1971, there were high hopes that scientists were close enough to understanding the underlying causes that many cures were within reach.<p>We obviously haven't won the war.<p>In fact, a prominent cancer biologist argues that the conceptual framework …

Cancer

Gene identified that lays foundation for pancreatic cancer

A team of researchers have identified a gene that influences the shape of normal pancreatic cells and, as a result, could set the foundation for …

The Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment That Even Republicans Like

Shortly after doctors confirmed that she had an advanced form of lung cancer, Annie Cacciato put plans in motion to connect with researchers who have …

Cancer

All Women Should Have Access To Ultrasound Screening For Breast Cancer

It’s hard to understand opposition to screening middle-aged women for breast cancer. Mammography finds tumors early in over 80 percent of cases. The question is how to make the process safer, more accurate and efficient.<p>The optimal screening program should include ultrasound for women with dense …

Cancer

Cancer screening – the gap between what people say and what they do

Screening can save lives, which is why the NHS offers checks for breast, cervical and bowel cancers. Breast screening tries to pick up cancer at an …

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