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Health Spending Growth 0.2% Higher Through 2019 2010-09-11

America's health care bill will rise as a result of President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law in March, according to an analysis from Medicare's Office of the Actuary.…

Obesity Surgery Pays For Itself In 12 Months,Report says 2010-09-10

Failure by the NHS to provide cost-effective surgical treatment for morbid obesity is costing the wider economy hundreds of millions of pounds a year. This is one of the findings of the first ever economic impact assessment.…

Link Between Chronic Stress And Heart Attack: Hair Provides 2010-09-07

Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have provided the first direct evidence using a biological marker, to show chronic stress plays an important role in heart attacks. Stressors and financial problems have been linked to it.…

2 In 5 Kids in New York Are Overweight 2010-09-07

According to a new report, 2 out of every 5 of New York City's children from kindergartento eighth grade, are either overweight or obese.This figure, released in a report on Sunday,comes from the latest New York City Fitnessgram assessment.…

Acupuncture Helps Ease Sideeffects And Symptoms Of Some Cancer 2010-09-06

Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects, such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting, associated with a variety of cancers and their treatments. …

USA Today: Unprecedented Drop In Medical Spending 2010-09-04

The growth rate of health spending is at its slowest in a half-century, a sign that people are forgoing medical care during the recession, according to an "analysis of government data by USA Today. …

Workers Paying 14% More For Family Health Coverage This Year 2010-09-04

The US worker is paying an average of $482 extra this year for family health coverage, 14% more than last year, even though total premiums - including what employers contribute, only rose 3% to an average of $13,770.…