Friday, 31 October 2014

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92


FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1984 file photo, Warren M. Anderson, chairman of the board of Union Carbide, speaks in Danbury, Conn. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India in 1984, died Sept. 29, 2014 in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 92. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm) MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.








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Herbalife to pay $15 million to settle class action lawsuit


The Herbalife logo is seen on a building housing some of their offices in downtown Los Angeles, California By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd would pay $15 million to settle an 18-month battle over a class action lawsuit brought by a former distributor claiming that the nutrition and supplements company is running an alleged pyramid scheme, according to a U.S. court filing. The company would pay $15 million in cash, plus up to $2.5 million for product returns, according to the court filing that granted preliminary approval for the settlement on Friday. ...








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Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.






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5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have


5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comAs we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals.A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to...








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Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients


Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, Maine By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...








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Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear


A trader looks up at screen as he works on floor of New York Stock Exchange shortly before closing of the market in New York By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility. U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin. They just want to know - come Wednesday morning - the actual outcome. ...








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Oregon resident hospitalized for possible Ebola virus infection

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon resident being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized, state health officials said on Friday.
































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S.Leone Ebola outbreak 'catastrophic': aid group MSF


A team of Ebola funeral agents carry a body at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014 Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF said Friday. Rony Zachariah of Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, said after visiting Sierra Leone that the Ebola figures were "under-reported", in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a medical conference in Barcelona. The World Health Organization (WHO) published revised figures on Friday showing 4,951 people have died of Ebola and there was a total of 13,567 reported cases.








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Watch: Inside an American Factory Churning Out Hazmat Suits

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U.S. Medicare sets new hospital, doctor payments for 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Medicare program's payment rate for hospital outpatient services will increase 2.3 percent in calendar year 2015, while the rate for ambulatory surgical services will rise 1.4 percent, the federal government announced on Friday.






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Oregon resident hospitalized for possible Ebola virus infection

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon resident being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized, state health officials said on Friday. A woman being monitored after traveling to an Ebola-plagued nation registered a high temperature, causing health officials to order her hospitalized, the Oregon Health Authority said, adding that she is in isolation and is not danger to the public. (Reporting by Courtney Sherwood in Portland, Oregon; Writing by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Bill Trott) via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..


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U.S. Medicare sets new hospital, doctor payments for 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Medicare program's payment rate for hospital outpatient services will increase 2.3 percent in calendar year 2015, while the rate for ambulatory surgical services will rise 1.4 percent, the federal government announced on Friday. The Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and disabled will also begin to pay doctors a monthly fee to coordinate care for patients with multiple chronic conditions in 2015, a government statement said. The separate monthly payment of $40. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..


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Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

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Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead


FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government watchdog agency says Medicare’s prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem seems to have started with a bureaucratic rule now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services inspector general says Medicare has been allowing payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient’s death. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.








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Jefferies CEO, chairman take drug tests

(Reuters) - Jefferies Group LLC said on Friday Chief Executive Rich Handler, Chairman Brian Friedman and executives at its healthcare division were tested negative for drug usage, after one of its investment banking head was accused of drug abuse. Sources told Reuters on Thursday that Sage Kelly, the head of Jefferies' healthcare investment banking group, is taking a leave of absence from the firm as he wages a bitter divorce battle with his estranged wife. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..


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Pentagon civilians leaving Ebola zones may choose monitoring regimen


A U.S. Army soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, goes through decontamination process training before their deployment to West Africa, at Fort Campbel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civilian U.S. defense employees returning from Ebola relief work in West Africa must undergo monitoring to ensure they are free of disease but can choose between following civil health guidelines or the stricter military regimen, the Pentagon said on Friday. The decision followed an impassioned political and scientific debate in the United States about the most appropriate and safe precautions for returning medical and other workers who have been helping to contain the Ebola outbreak at its source. ...








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Pentagon civilians leaving Ebola zones may choose monitoring regimen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civilian U.S. defense employees returning from Ebola relief work in West Africa must undergo monitoring to ensure they are free of disease but can choose between following civil health guidelines or the stricter military regimen, the Pentagon said on Friday.






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This Week: Ebola, ACEP, CHEST, and The Slippery Slope

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Halyard Health poised to shine in debut on back of Ebola scare

(Reuters) - When Kimberly-Clark Corp decided a year ago to carve off its healthcare division, it probably did not envisage launching the company amid the deadliest ever outbreak of the Ebola virus.
































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