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  • NHS to reveal missed appointment cost
    Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
    BBC News.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:03:47 GMT.
  • Aetna Agrees to Acquire Humana for $37 Billion in Cash and Stock
    The merger could be the first in a series of deals in the sector as the U.S. health insurance industry grapples with rising medical costs and seeks scale to achieve better pricing power.
    Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:33:13 GMT.
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  • Aetna Said to Be Near Deal to Buy Humana for $34 Billion
    A push for mergers among large insurers has gained momentum since the Supreme Court upheld a key part of the Obama administration’s health care law.
    Michael J. De La Merced.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:18:00 GMT.
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  • Health check for the NHS - how well is the service performing?
    How well is the NHS performing?
    BBC News.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:25:48 GMT.
  • Bidding for Health charity auction goes live online!
    TORONTO, July 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Bidding for Health charity auction will raise much needed funds in support of a Canadian national registered charity Immunodeficiency Canada. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:00:00 EDT.
  • First Confirmed U.S. Measles Death In More Than A Decade
    Update, 6:38pm ET, July 2: According to records at the CDC and to Washington state health department spokesperson Donn Moyer, other deaths have been reported to be from measles over the past decade, but these were not confirmed deaths. ...
    By Tara Haelle.  Forbes.  Thu, 2 Jul 2015 19:17:00 GMT.
  • Liberians Frustrated, Confused by Ebola's Return
    Liberians are worried by at least three new cases of Ebola that have emerged since their country had been declared free of the disease. But health officials insist there is no need to panic. Mariama Diallo reports from Dakar.
    Voice of America.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:30:00 -0400.
  • Africa: Traditional Medicine for Modern Times - Facts and Figures
    [SciDev.Net] Andrea Rinaldi and Priya Shetty review the facts, figures and challenges of mixing modern and traditional medicine.
    All Africa.  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:08:05 GMT.
  • Washington woman's measles death is first in U.S. since 2003
    Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring -- the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990.
    Modern Healthcare.  Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:00:00 EST.
  • GM, Fiat Chrysler see June sales rise in Canada
    TORONTO (Reuters) -- June auto sales in Canada advanced at General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, bolstered by healthy demand for pickup trucks.  Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:38:01 EST.  Subscription required.

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