Archive: 04/02/2011

Arizona Medicaid considers tax on smokers, obese

(AP) -- Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that ...

dateApr 02, 2011 in Health
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Scientists question claims in biotech letter

(AP) -- The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and abortions and infertility in livestock has ...

dateApr 02, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Antidepressants linked to thicker arteries

Antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke, in a study of twin veterans. The data is being presented Tuesday, April 5 at the American College of Cardiology ...

dateApr 02, 2011 in Medical research
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Sweden's Ericsson suing Chinese rival ZTE

(AP) -- Swedish wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson on Saturday said it is suing Chinese rival ZTE Corp. for alleged infringement of several of its patents in handset and network technology.

dateApr 02, 2011 in Business
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High-end medical option prompts Medicare worries

(AP) -- Every year, thousands of people make a deal with their doctor: I'll pay you a fixed annual fee, whether or not I need your services, and in return you'll see me the day I call, remember who I am and ...

dateApr 02, 2011 in Health
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Twitter tax deal creates classic San Francisco row

(AP) -- In the shadow of San Francisco's stately City Hall, sidewalks abound with transients, drugs and crime. Into this neighborhood, one of the world's hottest social media companies has promised to stride, offering urban ...

dateApr 02, 2011 in Business
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Tibetan glaciers melting, says Dalai Lama

(AP) -- The Dalai Lama said Saturday that India should be seriously concerned about the melting of glaciers in the Tibetan plateau as millions of Indians use water that comes from there.

dateApr 02, 2011 in Environment
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Target for lung cancer chemoprevention identified

Scientists have identified a biomarker for measuring the success of lung cancer chemoprevention, an emerging frontier in the fight against this disease that has long been stymied by a lack of measureable outcomes. These study ...

dateApr 02, 2011 in Cancer
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