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Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women
(Reuters Health) - Not all women need Pap tests to look for cells in the cervix that might be malignant. Under new guidelines from U.S. physicians, some women can get a test that looks for the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV).

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 11:20 AM
China's Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal: state media
The mayor of the Chinese city of Changchun resigned on Tuesday, state media reported, after a safety scandal at Changchun-based vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology sparked widespread consumer anger.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 1:18 AM
U.S. health secretary says agency can eliminate drug rebates
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency's power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration's plan to lower prescription medicine costs.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 4:34 PM
Many doctors skip meningococcal vaccine talks with teens
(Reuters Health) - Many pediatricians and family physicians don't discuss the meningococcal B vaccine with teens even though these conversations are recommended to determine whether adolescents should get shots to protect against this lethal infection, a U.S. study suggests.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 4:18 PM
Most parents are against teen tattoos
(Reuters Health) - Parents who've said "no" to teen tattoos need not feel alone. A new U.S. survey finds that 78 percent of parents wouldn't even consider allowing their teenager to get inked.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 2:55 PM
Moderate 'bad cholesterol' levels tied to early death for healthy people
(Reuters Health) - Healthy adults who don't keep their LDL-C, or "bad cholesterol," in check are more likely to die prematurely from cardiovascular disease than peers with lower cholesterol levels, a U.S. study suggests.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 1:52 PM
Socioeconomic status helps explain U.S. childhood cancer survival rates
(Reuters Health) - Black and Hispanic children may be less likely than white kids to survive certain childhood cancers at least in part due to differences in socioeconomic status, a U.S. study suggests.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 12:09 PM
More U.S. stores likely sell cigarettes to minors than reported
(Reuters Health) - More retailers may be selling cigarettes to minors than government estimates have suggested, a new study finds.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 11:38 AM
Tainted heart drug from second Chinese firm pulled off EU market
Heart drugs containing an active ingredient from a second Chinese company are being recalled from the European market after detection of a toxic impurity that may cause cancer.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 9:49 AM
Roche's Alecensa latest beneficiary of faster China drug approvals
Roche's Alecensa lung cancer medicine became the latest beneficiary of China's efforts to speed up approvals in the world's second-biggest drug market, which is gaining importance for global pharmaceuticals companies' growth plans.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 2:25 AM

News – Insurance Journal

11 Ways to Balance Technology with Personal Touch to Engage Customers
Technology does a lot but it can’t do everything. Sometimes insurance agents and other business people forget that. They become so dependent on email and social media that they lose sight of what people really need from them. Yes, clients …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 3:44 PM
New York Man Pleads Guilty in the Killing of His Girlfriend’s Mother
A New York man charged in the killing of his girlfriend’s mother for insurance money has pleaded guilty. WHEC-TV in Rochester reports Knowledge Couser entered his plea Thursday to murder charges in connection with the death of 52-year-old Julie Martin. …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 3:34 PM
Missouri Man Files Lawsuit Over Deadly 2015 Shooting of Son
The father of a man killed in a St. Louis, Mo. police shooting has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the federal lawsuit alleges that Mansur Ball-Bey was unarmed in August 2015 when he was …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 3:23 PM
Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Southwest Missouri
Authorities say storms have damaged trees, downed power lines and churned up at least one small tornado in southwest Missouri. National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Albert says an EF-0 tornado has been confirmed near Diggins in Webster County. It uprooted …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 3:13 PM
Heavy Rain Dumped by North-Central Arkansas Storm
Storms moved across northern Arkansas, dumping heavy rain and causing flooding in the town of Clinton. National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Clarke in Little Rock says 5.1 inches of rain fell in about a two-hour period Sunday night in the …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 3:11 PM
Oklahoma Concert-goers Injured by Powerful Storm
An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 3:08 PM
UK Insurers Push Ahead with Brexit Plans in Absence of Trade Deal: A.M. Best Report
In the absence of a Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, insurers in the UK have accelerated their plans to establish new EU subsidiaries and ensure business continuity after Brexit, according to a report published …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 2:54 PM
Federal Government Will Shrink California Beach City’s Flood Zone
A report says a Southern California beach city has persuaded federal officials to exclude about 2,700 coastal properties from updated flood maps, saving homeowners thousands in insurance costs. The Los Angeles Times reported that as a result, homeowners in parts …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 2:51 PM
Colorado Rafting Outfitter Says Waiver Means It’s Not Liable for Death
A Colorado rafting company says it can’t be held responsible for the 2016 death of a Maryland man because the victim signed a waiver before entering the boat. Aspen Whitewater Rafting filed a counterclaim Aug. 8 in the U.S. District …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 2:49 PM
FBI Seeks Help to Find Art Depicting Old West Stolen from New York City Home
The FBI is seeking the public’s help in rounding up more than a half-million dollars’ worth of artworks that were stolen in 1983 from the New York City home of an artist known for his scenes of the American West. …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 1:42 PM

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