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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces laws against discrimination...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City lawmaker wants to create a drug policy agency that would focus as much on health as on policing. City Council Health Committee Chairman Corey Johnson plans to formally introduce the proposal Thursday. The drug strategy office would advise city...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces laws against discrimination...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge employees to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces laws against discrimination...
Millions of older people are getting tests they don't need to prove they are healthy enough to have cataracts removed, a new study finds. The excess testing before this quick, ultra-safe eye procedure is costing them and Medicare a bundle, and many patients don't know they can...
NEW YORK (AP) — For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows. Experts say mothers should wait at least 18 months to give their body time to recover and increase the...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions blighted by neglect and abuse. Disability Rights International said its three-year...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Guided by a therapist and cue cards, Jose Canoy carefully removed a waffle from the griddle, turned off the waffle maker and asked for a serving plate from the kitchen staff at Manila's brightly-decorated Puzzle Cafe. Each of Canoy's next moves were...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin...