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What prevents falls after strokes? Study: Not much
    While most stroke survivors will suffer falls, strategies to prevent these dangerous events...
Obama seeks a global health plan broader than Bush's AIDS effort
President Obama asked Congress to spend $63 billion over the next six years on a new global health strategy that would...
Poverty, tendency to self-medicate help drive up flu deaths in Mexico
Several theories have emerged as to why all but one of the confirmed deaths from swine flu have occurred in Mexico. But...
Health Plans Need to Prepare for Climate Change Threats
A new regulation will require health insurers to think about climate change and how it could affect their companies...
U.K. official: New health checks for the over-40s ’could save 650 lives a year’
Under a new program by the National Health Service, everyone aged between 40 and 74 in England will be invited for...
Microfinance moving into healthcare
Global microfinance leaders met in San Francisco to discuss a new strategy to get the world’s poorest borrowers...
Unhealthy in the UK to be offered cash to force them to see a doctor
Under a proposed U.K. plan, unhealthy people could be offered cash payments as an incentive to go and see their general...
Campaign calls for Mexicans to lose 2 million pounds
A national campaign is trying to get Mexicans to collectively trim about 2 million pounds. The project is one of...
Scotland smoking ban credited with fewer heart attacks
The number of people admitted to the hospital for heart attacks fell by 17% in the year after Scotland’s smoking...
Seeking to trim waists, Japan measures millions
Although it's not a country that is known for its overweight people, Japan has undertaken one of the most ambitious...