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Democrats' Health-Care Bill Faces First Test In Senate Committee

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Cost estimates for President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the system are coming in at more than $1 trillion. The eye-popping figures are forcing majority Democrats to scale back their plans to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

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Sebelius: Health Care For All Will Take Years

Posted: 06/16/2009 - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says covering the uninsured will take several years, even if Congress passes a bill and President Barack Obama signs it into law this fall.

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Boehringer, Vitae Partner On Alzheimer's Drugs

Posted: 06/15/2009 - German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim and Vitae Pharmaceuticals say they are partnering to develop enzyme-inhibiting drugs with the potential to slow or even halt progression of Alzheimer's disease.

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FDA Urges Caution In Weighing Risks Of ADHD Drugs

Posted: 06/15/2009 - The FDA is urging parents to keep their children on attention deficit drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, despite new evidence that the stimulants can increase the risk of sudden death.

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Daschle: Tort Reform Necessary In Health Care Bill

Posted: 06/15/2009 - Former Sen. Tom Daschle says controlling the cost of malpractice insurance will have to be a part of the Obama administration's overhaul of the health care system.

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UK Reports Its First H1N1 Flu Death

Posted: 06/15/2009 - Officials say a person has died of H1N1 flu at a hospital in Scotland in the first death from the illness reported in Britain.

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Lejeune Water Study Finds No Definite Disease Link

Posted: 06/13/2009 - A federal report says tainted drinking water at a North Carolina Marine Corps base can't be definitively linked to health problems among people who lived there over a three-decade span.

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Tobacco Regulatory Bill Goes To President

Posted: 06/12/2009 - Congress is sending to President Barack Obama legislation that fundamentally changes the government's ability to impact the nation's smoking habit.

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Health Plan Raises Questions

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The nation's largest doctors group isn't sold on President Barack Obama's call for a public health plan and could be a hurdle to his reform efforts...

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Swine Flu Pandemic Declared

Updated: 08/25/2009 - The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic -- the first global flu epidemic in 41 years

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