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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 hospitals was a for-profit operation....
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 told donors their money would...
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 have been given the 24-hour...
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 Lugo in the northern Italian...
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 lethal disease during the last...
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 has become commonplace throughout the...