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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tech giant Hewlett Packard says it will investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a health services contract in Romania. Prosecutors say Romania's national health service agreed to pay 760-800 euros ($850-$895) per person per day for Hewlett Packard...
WASHINGTON (AP) — International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's statistical agency says that one out of three deaths in the 28-nation bloc would be avoidable if optimal health care was available. Eurostat said Tuesday that the situation was at its worst in Romamia, where 49.4 percent of all deaths were...
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report. The rate fell 2...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining. The 60-day decree affects 11 districts in the Madre de Dios region bordering Brazil where studies carried out by Stanford...
Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill. The European Medicines Agency's ruling could boost sales of Champix, the drug's name in Europe, by reassuring doctors and would-be ex-smokers...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles. Vasectomies are among several types of birth control covered in a bill Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into...
Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill. The European Medicines Agency's ruling could boost sales of Champix, the drug's name in Europe, by reassuring doctors and their patients...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Hazardous materials teams found unidentified chemicals inside cleaning closets at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida on Monday after the clinic sent seven staffers who were complaining of breathing problems to a hospital for evaluation, police and...