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Op-Ed: Welfare reform is greatly needed in the U.S.

Our nation needs a welfare system that people will benefit from, not chain them to the system of which they can never escape. A revised system created of four branches could correct, accelerate and improve the process by doing just a few simple things.

Reitzin: ‘We need to bring healthcare closer to Silicon Valley’

Boston - While health apps hold substantial future promise in fulfilling the goals of greater wellness and healthcare delivery, much will depend on issues of trust, utility, and convenience.

China's ageing millions look forward to bleak future

Beijing - As she nears retirement along with millions of other Chinese, He Xiangying is too busy sending her son money and raising a stranger's child to worry about who will eventually look after her.

Is Canada delaying the release of cancer medication?

Toronto - The organization that reviews oncology medicines in Canada is unnecessarily delaying approvals according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute.

Op-Ed: Republicans want to give women the right to buy birth control

This week Republicans introduced a rather useless bill to answer the Democrat’s response on the highly unpopular Hobby Lobby decision passed down by the Supreme Court earlier this month.

Seniors struggling with healthcare costs, retirement planning

The proverbial "golden years" aren't so golden for an alarming and growing number of seniors in the United States today.

Op-Ed: Why the Hobby Lobby ruling is bad for employer-based insurance

Something big happened on June 30; something that will affect employees of companies like Hobby Lobby in ways that have angered a lot of people.

A war on (pharmaceutical) drugs

The insurance industry is picking a fight with companies over the rising cost of specialty drugs. They say the high prices are raising healthcare costs for insurance companies and everyone else.

NHS: Smaller community hospitals to play a bigger role in England

Simon Stevens, the new CEO of the NHS (National Health Service) in England has said smaller community hospitals will start to play a bigger role in the country. The comment will signal a move away from larger centralized hospitals.

Senator highlights cost of colon cancer in the U.S. Special

Washington - While Medicare allows for free preventive screenings for colon cancer, seniors are hit with unexpected bills if doctors take preventive action like removing a polyp, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.

Therapeutic Solutions notes social media marketing possibilities Special

Merrick - Social media methodologies and marketing strategies in preventative medicine proved their value in an interview with Jamie Rockwin, president of Therapeutic Solutions Physical Therapy.

Op-Ed: Obama wants his Affordable Care Act to go viral

Barack Obama is the most web-savvy American president ever. His campaigns heavily used social media to connect to and interact with voters, especially the younger ones, and up until this year's Oscars, he had the most popular tweet on Twitter ever.

U.S. extends Terremark contract as HealthCare.gov host

The Obama administration said on Friday Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark unit will remain under contract as host of the federal website HealthCare.gov to better ensure a smooth end to Obamacare's open enrollment period on M...

Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates

Paris - Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients' lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, specialists said on Wednesday.Published in The Lancet, the study touches on a sensitive topic in countrie...

Renal care specialist FMC hit by US healthcare cuts

Frankfurt - Fresenius Medical Care, a leading supplier of dialysis machines and treatment, said on Tuesday its profit fell last year due to US healthcare budget cuts.

Report: Americans hold positive attitudes on aging populations

In a new study published by the Pew Research Center, American attitudes toward aging and their projected prospects in their golden years are seen as firmly positive.

New 'armor' in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria Special

Orlando - Out on the front lines of the battle against drug resistant microorganisms aka “super-bugs” are physicians and other health-care workers. Their uniform, the clothing that they wear, is their armor — their defense against deadly pathogens.

Americans expect busier emergency rooms in 2014

A new study in the journal Science has the U.S. worried about the effects on an increase in emergency room visits due to the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare.gov enrollments increased; some still have issues

The newly-launched government site for healthcare programs, Healthcare.gov, has recently seen an increase in enrollments. Find out what users are saying about the new website.

Op-Ed: Why the Affordable Care Act is not socialism

How did it happen that we are allowing the conservatives to label The Affordable Care Act (ACA) as socialized medicine and or socialism? Are they trying to hide just how capitalistic the ACA really is?

Harvard survey: American youth abandoning Obama and congress

According to Harvard University's Institute of Politics survey, America's youth are abandoning Obama and the two-party federal government in general.

Kenyan government pledges to empower nurses to boost HIV care Special

Kenyase - A meeting aimed at discussing the findings and charting the way forward towards improving HIV care and treatment by empowering nurses, was held in Kenya at the weekend, with the Health Cabinet Secretary Mr James Macharia pledging government support.

A new healthy trend: Doctors fist bumping patients and colleagues

Morgantown - It has long been held that handshaking is a vector for the transfer of disease-causing bacteria from one individual to the next. But an on-the-rise greeting trend could be a step in the right direction for reducing the spread of disease.

Republican strategy voices toy with 'Hillarycare' brand for 2016

Washington - As it is widely believed, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is laying the groundwork in her preparation for a 2016 presidential run; however, GOP strategists have begun seeding a new phrase into the political lexicon: Hillarycare.

Op-Ed: UK NHS under further attack from Tory led government

Kingston Upon Hull - Saturday news that UK Health Minister Jeremy Hunt is to announce jail terms of up to five years for doctors, nurses and NHS managers who are found to have willfully neglected or mistreated patients paints a terrible picture of the NHS.

Senator Paul knocks Obamacare, Gov Christie in latest comments

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued to pursue a fiscally conservative position this week, calling national attention to the costs associated with Obamacare and questioning Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) over Hurricane Sandy relief.

Op-Ed: Obamacare and shovel-ready jobs

Washington - Last night, I had dreams of the Affordable Care Act, followed by a period of insomnia – the insomnia is one of the manifestations I regularly deal with due to a rare genetic disorder, Wilson's disease.

Op-Ed: Is the real Obama deceptive, out of touch, or just incompetent?

Washington - The show “To Tell the Truth” first aired in 1956 on CBS, five years before the birth of President Obama. The show was originally titled “Nothing but the Truth,” but CBS chose to change it to “To Tell the Truth” the night before its debut.

A look at polio outbreak fears in Syria

Damascus - The World Health Organization has recorded the first suspected outbreak of polio in Syria in 14 years, renewing panic at the collapse of health care as a result of the country's civil war.
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