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News Hub: Growing Confusion Over Autism's Cause

News Hub: Growing Confusion Over Autism's Cause - WSJ's health columnist Melinda Beck talks with Kelsey Hubbard about a retraction of the study showing a link between autism and vaccines by a prominent British medical journal. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

Health Care Reform: The Cost of Doing Nothing

Health Care Reform: The Cost of Doing Nothing - The impact of not reforming health care could be more dire than first thought. WSJ's David Wessel says there will be more people uninsured and greater costs to employers. As for reducing the deficit? Forget about it. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

Medicare Cost-Saving Moves Can Backfire (HealthDay)

Medicare Cost-Saving Moves Can Backfire
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - TUESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- After Medicare sweetened payments for simple office-based endoscopic procedures, doctors in one New York City practice performed many more in-office bladder biopsies, but the volume of hospital procedures stayed roughly the same, a new study finds. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens (HealthDay)

Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - TUESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese teens who received gastric banding surgery lost significantly more weight than those who made lifestyle changes such as dieting and exercise, Australian researchers report. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

Obama Defends Health Care Agenda

Obama Defends Health Care Agenda - At a GOP retreat, President Obama made the case that partisanship and bickering is holding up reform. Courtesy of Fox News. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

FDA liver risk warning for Bristol-Myers HIV drug (AP)

FDA liver risk warning for Bristol-Myers HIV drug
(AP)
- AP - Federal health officials say patients taking a Bristol-Myers Squibb drug for HIV have reported a rare, but potentially fatal liver disorder. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

New rules set parity for mental health care (Reuters)

New rules set parity for mental health care
(Reuters)
- Reuters - Employer-provided group health plans must offer the same level of coverage for mental illness and drug abuse treatment as other ailments, according to new federal law announced on Friday. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

Gates Foundation Pledges $10 Billion for Vaccines

Gates Foundation Pledges $10 Billion for Vaccines - Bill and Melinda Gates announced today that their foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest countries. Courtesy Fox News. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

Health Tip: Who's a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery? (HealthDay)

Health Tip: Who's a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
(HealthDay)
- HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Gastric bypass surgery, sometimes recommended for obese people, involves re-routing the path that food takes, including shrinking the size of the stomach. But the procedure has a number of risks, including the possibility of post-surgical infection, blood clots or developing gallstones. [Yahoo! News: Health News]

News Hub: Haiti Health-Care Chaos

News Hub: Haiti Health-Care Chaos - WSJ reporter Ianthe Jeanne Dugan speaks to the News Hub's Simon Constable about how the earthquake is effecting health care in Haiti. [Wall Street Journal - Health Videos]

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