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Man’s Ebola Test Comes Back Negative

Posted On November 21, 2014

(New York, NY) -- A man who recently travelled to Mali in Africa and was showing symptoms similar to those of Ebola does not have the disease. The man was taken by a ambulance to Bellevue Hospital Thursday morning where tests came back negative for Ebola. He will however remain in isolation there over the…

Rep. Issa Says Administration Deliberately Overstated Obamacare Enrollment

Posted On November 21, 2014

(Undated) -- The chairman of the House Oversight Committee Chairman is accusing the Obama administration of deliberately overstating the number of Americans enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. California Republican Darrell Issa said Thursday the Department of Health and Human Services padded enrollment figures released in September by including 400-thousand people who…

Worldwide Drug Spending Tops $1-Trillion

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Undated) -- People around the world are spending more than a trillion dollars on drugs this year. A new study released today says high U.S. prices for hepatitis C treatments and new cancer drugs are driving the increase. The report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics says spending is up seven-percent over 2013 and…

Obesity Costs World Trillions

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study says obesity is a problem of global proportions. The study from the McKinsey Global Institute shows obesity is costing the world economy two-trillion dollars a year in health costs and lower productivity. The study says global obesity is far more costly than climate change, air pollution, alcoholism and drug problems.…

Study: Eating Trans Fats May Impact Your Memory

Posted On November 20, 2014

(Undated) -- There's another important reason to avoid eating trans fats besides the potential for weight gain and heart disease. A new study shows eating large amounts of trans fats which are commonly found in junk food can do damage to your memory. Even after adjusting for factors like age, researchers determined there was still…