H5N2 bird-flu areas sealed off in N. China

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (XINHUANET) — SHIJIAZHUANG, Dec. 22 -- Areas within 3 km of a farm in north China's Hebei Province, the site of an H5N2 bird flu outbreak in poultry, more…

Obamacare rebranded for 'young invincibles'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Last summer, White House officials planning a nationwide push to urge young adults to enroll in new health insurance plans had a big problem: Polls showed that more…

Texas on flu alert – 6 H1N1 deaths

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Guardian Liberty Voice) Influenza season is in full force all across the country, but so far Texas seems to be the hardest hit. The influenza strain H1N1 has more…

'Dirty money' – banknotes covered with pathogens

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Digital Journal) The phrase "dirty money" may have different meanings, but in terms of microbiology, a surprisingly high percentage of bank notes carry high numbers of pathogenic bacteria. more…

Antibiotic resistant gene found in Chinese river

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DigitalJournal) An antibiotic resistance gene has been detected in wastewater treatment plants in northern China, according to a new report. The discovery could trigger a rise in antimicrobial more…

Oklahoma birth-control lawsuit injunction granted

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A federal judge granted an injunction Friday that prohibits the government from enforcing the federal health care law's requirement that insurance coverage include access to the more…

More U.S. sailors claim Fukushima-linked cancer

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) When the USS Ronald Reagan responded to the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, Navy sailors including Quartermaster Maurice Enis gladly pitched in with rescue more…

Cover Oregon's chief tech official resigns

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Oregonian) Carolyn Lawson, the embattled state technology executive who oversaw much of the development of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange, has resigned for personal reasons. It was Lawson, more…

High-security risk ID'd after website launch

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBS News) A top HealthCare.gov security officer told Congress there have been two, serious high-risk findings since the website’s launch, including one on Monday of this week, CBS more…