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Preterm birth drug has ‘outrageous’ price increase

ATLANTA – The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof.A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. This week, the price shoots up to $1,500...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

What’s your best sport? Company touts genetic test

CHICAGO – Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200.Some customers say the test results help them steer...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Ranks of cancer survivors growing fast, officials say

ATLANTA – The number of cancer survivors in the United States is increasing by hundreds of thousands a year, and now includes about one in 20 adults, health officials said last week.More people are...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

9Health Fairs announces schedule 9Health Fairs will take place at these locations: b From 7 a.m. to noon April 2 at Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane. b From 7 a.m. to noon April 2 at Pagosa...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health-care reform topic of local meeting

Two town hall-type meetings to give the public a chance to hear about federal health-care reform and raise personal concerns are scheduled this week in Ignacio and Oxford.Dr. Emily Burns, a...

DATE: March 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

United Blood Services pledging to nonprofits for each donation Throughout 2011, United Blood Services will give $1 on behalf of each donor to a designated nonprofit agency to be used for specified...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Experiments on humans: It could happen again

ATLANTA – Experts say that the kind of unethical medical studies that occurred half a century ago could happen again despite more than 1,000 rules and regulations that should prevent such...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

There’s nothing positive about thinking negative

WASHINGTON – Spine surgeon Anders Cohen puts a lot of stock in patients’ expectations of pain relief. He prefers to operate only on those who “grab you by the collar and say, ‘I can’t take it...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Easy for YOU to say

CHICAGO – A movie about a stuttering monarch, without sex, car chases or sinewy super heroes, hardly sounded like blockbuster box-office fare.But in a less flashy way, “The King’s Speech” is about...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Trend reversal: Big drop in kids’ ear infections

ATLANTA – Ear infections, a scourge that has left countless tots screaming through the night, have fallen dramatically, and some researchers suggest a decline in smoking by parents might be part of...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Where you live drives wait for liver transplants

WASHINGTON – Doctors dropped another bomb soon after telling Matthew Rosiello it was time for a liver transplant: The 21-year-old isn’t likely to get one any time soon in his home state of New...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Tenn. elephant spread TB to workers at sanctuary

ATLANTA – A tuberculosis outbreak among workers at a Tennessee elephant sanctuary in 2009 is being blamed on one of the pachyderms, even though some of the employees didn’t have close contact with...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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