Health

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-...
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...
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...
RIO, Fla. (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital. Heid thought the neighborhood...
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...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City — the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months...
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...