DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry News: 2010



Miami-Dade County a hotspot for Medicare fraud
Miami-Dade County has earned the dubious distinction of being Ground Zero for Medicare fraud in the U.S. More...

2010 a Good Year for SSRI Birth Defects Plaintiffs
GlaxoSmithKline (maker of Paxil) settled with 800 claimants for more than $1 billion. More...

Breastfed Kids May Get Higher Test Scores
Study Suggests Benefits of Breastfeeding Last Into the School Years, Particularly for Boys. More...

Dairy foods could help prevent diabetes
A natural substance found in dairy products appears to protect against diabetes, say researchers. More...

Traces of BPA Found on Currency
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor linked to infertility, genital abnormalities, cancer and more. More...

Insurers raising rates again
Rates rising yet again to reflect changes mandated by the new federal health overhaul law as well as state reforms that will go into effect. More...

Cellphones Linked To Behavior Problems In Children
Children whose mothers regularly used cellphones while they were pregnant are more likely to have behavioral problems. More...

Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers' Happiness
Spiritual aspects less significant for life satisfaction, survey finds. More...

Shellfish may help preserve seniors' eyesight
One serving a week greatly reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration, study finds. More...

Infidelity Might Be in the Genes
Study found dopamine receptor variant plays major role in sexual behavior. More...

Health Insurance Premiums Up, Benefits Down
Pemiums Rose More Than 40% in 6 Years, Analysis Finds. More...

Antibacterial Soap Exposure Harmful to Kids
Antimicrobial used in many products such as soaps, toothpaste tied to raised allergy risks in kids. More...

Mild 2010 Flu Season So Far
Although the flu season has been under way for nearly two months, its fever, runny nose, sore muscles and nausea symptoms haven't been too common yet in York County, according to health officials. More...

Probiotics may have some benefits for kids
A leading medical group says there's some evidence that probiotics...may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children. More...

AIDS epidemic Receding
'We can say with confidence and conviction that we have broken the trajectory of the HIV/AIDS epidemic,' said Paul De Lay, deputy director of UNAIDS. More...

UnitedHealth Predicts $3.4 Trillion Diabetes Decade
Diabetes or prediabetic conditions will strike half of all adult Americans by the end of the decade. More...

Alpha-Carotene Tied to Lower Mortality Risk
People who consume high levels of alpha-carotene -- which is found in several vegetables -- may live longer, researchers found. More...

AHRQ: Rate of Adverse Events in Medicare Cases 'Disturbing'
One in seven Medicare beneficiaries suffers an adverse event during a hospital stay, and those events, nearly half of them preventable, contributed to at least 15,000 deaths in a single month. More...

Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study
But a minority of 'problem gamers' may embrace unhealthy ways, research suggests. More...

Vitamin-D deficiency linked to fatal stroke in whites but not blacks
Racial differences did not explain the excess risk in blacks compared with whites, said lead author Dr Erin Michos. More...

Fewer Americans Getting Flu Shots
Mixed reports on the front lines of influenza. More...

A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies
And worrying about job loss seemed tied to more heart disease risk factors, researchers add. More...

Stressful Jobs May Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds
And worrying about job loss seemed tied to more heart disease risk factors, researchers add. More...

BP Oil Spill Causing Serious Air Quality Concerns, Blamed for Sickness In Humans
Toxic benzene gas and other carcinogenic volatile organic compounds can cause flu symptoms that don't go away, respiratory damage, and skin problems. More...

'Jumping genes' make each person unique: study
Stretches of DNA known as 'jumping' genes are far more common than anyone thought, and almost everyone has a unique pattern of them, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. More...

Docs increasingly abandon Medicare
More and more physicians are cutting Medicare patients from their rosters after Congress fails to stay a 21 percent reimbursement rate cut. More...

Number of childless American women in their 40s has risen sharply since 1970s
Nearly one in five American women in her early 40s is childless, according to a report that shows a striking increase in women who don't have biological children. More...

Prostate cancer: No treatment may be the best
A recent study suggests that men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer may do better by having no treatment at all. More...

Study: High-fructose Corn Syrup Increases Weight, Body Fat
Researchers at Princeton University found that rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. More...

FDA Tells Doctors To Temporarily Stop Using Rotarix
The Food and Drug Administration recommended Monday that doctors temporarily stop using GlaxoSmithKline PLC's (GSK) Rotarix child vaccine after a virus was found in the product. More...

Maple syrup rich in antioxidants: Study
Canada's most iconic food - maple syrup - is much healthier than previously believed, according to a new U.S. study. More...


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