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US tops world in health care spending, results lag

(AP) -- The United States ranks near the bottom in life expectancy among wealthy nations despite spending more than double per person on health care than the industrialized world's average, an economic group said Tuesday.

dateDec 08, 2009 in Health
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Death from childhood stroke

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stroke is an important cause of childhood morbidity and is in the top ten causes of childhood death. For the first time, new research has looked at trends in death from childhood stroke in England and Wales, ...

South Africa to treat all HIV-positive babies

(AP) -- South Africa announced ambitious new plans Tuesday for earlier and expanded treatment for HIV-positive babies and pregnant women, a change that could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the nation hardest hit ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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