Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"Denis Mukwege, Congolese Gynecologist, Is Awarded Sakharov Prize"
The European Parliament has awarded its highest human rights accolade, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon who has treated thousands of women and risked his life in a campaign to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war...Read more.
"Demand Jumps for Protective Equipment as Ebola Cases Spur Hospitals Into Action"
Major manufacturers of personal protective equipment say they have already experienced a significant spike in demand for their products, as hospitals across the country brace for potential new cases of Ebola, which has already killed more than 4,500 people...Read more.
"Dangerous Dietary Supplements Return to Store Shelves"
The Food and Drug Administration frequently recalls dietary supplements that are found to contain banned substances. But a new study suggests that many of these products return to store shelves months later with the same dangerous ingredients...Read more.
The Washington Post
"The Incredible Cost Savings That Are Possible When Patients Can Actually Shop Around"
If you make it easy for consumers to compare prices, will they search for a better deal? The answer seems to be yes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday...Read more.
"Cancer Centers Often Fall Short on Providing Useful Info, a Study Finds"
The number-one priority for any cancer patient should be to make informed treatment decisions. But according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, advertisements for cancer centers are too often long on emotion and short on realistic and useful information...Read more.
"Homeland Security Says Four Dulles Passengers Were Taken to a Local Hospital After Ebola Screenings"
Since enhanced screening began in John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Oct. 11 and at four other airports five days later, 521 passengers who began their travel in Guinea, Sierra Leone, or Liberia have been subject to enhanced screening that includes an Ebola questionnaire and having their temperature taken...Read more.
"Ebola Vaccine Trials Could Start in Africa in January"
Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin as early as January in the West African countries most affected by the virus, a World Health Organization official said Tuesday...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"Companies Try to Escape Health Law’s Penalties"
With companies set to face fines next year for not complying with the new mandate to offer health insurance, some are pursuing strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid to avoid penalties and hold down costs...Read more.
"Ebola: Travelers From Stricken Countries Only Can Enter Five US Airports"
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday will begin limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African countries affected by Ebola to arrival at five US airports. The move represents only a slight change to flight traffic from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea because most passengers from these countries already arrive in the US at the five designated airports, where extra Ebola screening measures are in place...Read more.
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