US declares emergency over new Middle East virus
The U.S. government has declared the outbreak caused by the new Middle East respiratory syndrome virus to be a public health emergency, not because it’s affecting the U.S. but to allow the quicker release of tests to keep an eye on it.The virus has killed at least 30 of the 54 people infected.
Michael Douglas’ Discusses Cancer Cause and 5 More Shocking Celebrity Health Revelations
It’s safe to say Michael Douglas took his fans by surprise when he revealed in a recent interview that his throat cancer was caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), which he could have picked up from oral sex.
Chances For Deficit Deal Diminish As Medicare’s Outlook Improves
A recent report on Medicare projected that the program’s hospital trust fund would be solvent until 2026 — two years longer than the last prediction. That slowing of health care costs, combined with shrinking near-term federal deficits and partisan gridlock are making a congressional deficit deal unlikely, at least until after the 2014 elections.