health

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

Fifty US hospitals charged uninsured patients an average of ten times more than they should have to provide medical care in 2012, a new study found. This equates to a patient who’s treatment should have cost $100, having to shell out $1,000. The research, published in Health Affairs, found that all but one of the […]

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Government regulators have cracked down on four cancer charities, accusing the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society of cheating donors out of $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), all 50 states, and the District of Columbia claim that the four foundations fraudulently […]

New plastic surgery hit: ‘Vacation breasts’

New plastic surgery hit: ‘Vacation breasts’

The plastic surgeon known for developing the 24-hour “insta breast” procedure is working on a new kind of saline injection that would allow for “vacation breasts,” or a temporary impression of larger breasts for two to three weeks. Dr. Norman Rowe, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, said he has had insta breast customers who […]

Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian police have arrested a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they, or their relatives, were irritating her. The officials also found a selfie, with the nurse giving a thumbs-up in front of a recently deceased patient. Daniela Poggiali, 42, a hospital nurse was arrested in her native town of […]

Flawed response to Ebola in Texas raises concerns about US preparedness

Flawed response to Ebola in Texas raises concerns about US preparedness

Months after the most severe Ebola outbreak ever began to claim lives overseas, the response underway now in the United States to the first diagnosed case of the disease occur in the US is under attack. Thomas Eric Duncan, a 42-year-old Liberian citizen, became thefirst person to be diagnosed in the US with the potentially […]

No indication legal marijuana raises crime rate – study

No indication legal marijuana raises crime rate – study

Enemies of marijuana use have warned that legalizing the drug for recreational use would incite a crime epidemic, turning users into drug addicts and morphing dispensaries into malevolent drug dens. A new report, though, seems to debunk that rhetoric. Medical cannabis was first legalized in 1996, other west coast states in 1998, and since then […]

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

Mental health problems in children from wealthy US and UK families soar, new research reveals. The richer sectors of society are facing a crisis of eating disorders, drug abuse and self-harm, mostly due to “unrealistic” expectations pinned on kids. Wealthy parents expect their off-springs to excel in all fields, including sports and music, as well […]

‘No Monsanto!’: World marches against GMO food

‘No Monsanto!’: World marches against GMO food

Thousands took to streets across the world’s cities on Saturday to protest the use of GMO products, with Giant Monsanto being the main target. Over 50 countries have been taking part in the march for world food day, and across 47 different US states. Berlin, Strasbourg, Chicago, London, Sydney and Mumbai are just a few […]

Epic fail: just 1 percent of Obamacare requests successfully processed

Epic fail: just 1 percent of Obamacare requests successfully processed

Millions of Americans visited newly launched websites last week to learn more about the benefits offered through the president’s health insurance mandate, but Obamacare is apparently not ready for everyone. Americans officially became able to sign up for insurance coverage provided through President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act program Tuesday morning, but a number of […]

Four confirmed dead, hundreds unaccounted for in Colorado floods

Four confirmed dead, hundreds unaccounted for in Colorado floods

Four people have been confirmed dead and over 500 reported missing following devastating floods in Colorado. Authorities fear the death toll will rise as thousands are rescued from the flood zone. Since the region’s worst flooding in decades began Wednesday four people have already been confirmed dead and police expects to find more bodies as […]

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