Sunday, Oct 04th

Last update06:07:08 AM GMT

You are here All News At a Glance Health Glance

England, Wales ban smoking in cars with children inside

Smoking in car with childrenSmokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

The ban went into effect Thursday but police are not expected to issue a rash of fines as the public becomes accustomed to the regulation.

The National Police Chiefs' Council said in a statement that police would take an "educational, advisory and non-confrontational approach" for at least the first three months of the ban.


Federal health program for Sept. 11 responders set to expire

First responders health coverageA law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act.

For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks, worked for weeks and now suffer from illnesses like pulmonary disease and cancers will still be able to get their health care. But federal officials who administer the program say it will face challenges by February and will have to start shutting down by next summer.


Medicare defrauded of $54M through ambulance transport services

Medicare ambulance fraudMedicare paid about $54 million in possibly fraudulent ambulance transport services in the first half of 2012, according to a study by the Office of the Inspector General.

Medicare Part B, which covers medically necessary services and preventive services, paid about $5.8 billion for ambulance transports in 2012, nearly double the amount paid in 2003.


Study: Many early breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy

breast cancer and chemoA 21-gene test can accurately predict whether women with breast cancer can be treated without chemotherapy, according to a large, long-term study.

The test, called the OncotypeDX, examines the expression of 21 genes in tumor biopsies. Based on the results of the test, researchers were able to correctly predict whether endocrine therapy or endocrine therapy with chemotherapy is best for individual patients.


Two drugs proven more effective than standard kidney cancer treatment

New kidney drugsA pair of drugs have overshadowed the use of standard therapies after new clinical trials suggest they work better for advanced kidney cancer.

The two treatments -- nivolumab and cabozantinib -- each successfully prolonged the survival of renal-cell cancer patients during separate studies both published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Depths of heroin addiction: US sets record high for opium abuse

Heroin use up in USFrom 2002 to 2013, heroin dependence and abuse in the United States increased 90 percent, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in July. The rate of fatal overdoses quadrupled since 2000. Moreover, the number of Americans who said they’d used the drug in the last year went up by 65 percent; that means more than half a million people in the U.S. take heroin.

Notably, heroin use has been climbing among all demographic groups, including women, non-Hispanic whites, and the more affluent. Still, the growth in addiction has been most pronounced among white males between 18 and 25 years old.


Shaker Aamer, UK's last detainee in Guantánamo Bay, to be freed

Shaker Aamer to be freedThe US is to release Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at Guantánamo Bay, after 13 years without trial.

Barack Obama is believed to have informed David Cameron of the decision during a phone call on Thursday.

According to senior US defence sources, Aamer’s release was approved following a “thorough review of his case and taking into consideration the robust security assurances that will be provided by the British government”.


Page 1 of 212

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!