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Cash incentives not enough to improve unhealthy behaviors of drug-addicted, HIV-positive people

Cash incentives not enough to improve unhealthy behaviors of drug-addicted, HIV-positive people

Handing out crash rewards to drug-addicted, HIV-positive people so that they get encouragement to improve unhealthy behaviors would not derive fruitful results. Other strategies need to be considered to reach this section of population.

National healthcare spending to surpass $10,000 per person in 2016

National healthcare spending to surpass $10,000 per person in 2016

Obama administration has announced on Wednesday that national health spending with be little more than $10,000 per person this year. The average amount is considered to be a faster growth in health spending after witnessing many years of low growth.

Experts Find Various Sunscreen Options

Experts Find Various Sunscreen Options

It is no secret that for thwarting damage to skin and to avert the risk of skin cancer it is necessary to apply sunscreen on all the exposed parts of the body. A recent survey conducted by Consumer Reports reveals that 50% of people in the U.S. avoid the application of sunscreen. One out of every five states the reason of not using sunscreen as the feeling left by its application.

Juno gets Green Signal from FDA to Resume Trial of Potential Leukemia Treatment

Juno gets Green Signal from FDA to Resume Trial of Potential Leukemia Treatment

After receiving ‘go-ahead’ signal from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Juno Therapeutics will continue testing of a potential leukemia treatment. Before this, the company was asked to put the drug trial on hold due to death of two patients.

House Bill to Possibly Help Mental Patients

House Bill to Possibly Help Mental Patients

The United States Representative for New York's 11th congressional district, Dan Donovan, has displayed optimism towards the potential of a bill that the House of Representatives passed last week. Donovan believes that the bill for bringing improvements in the mental health programs of the nation will benefit mental illness patients.

Obama administration prepares to make what could be its biggest decision yet on marijuana

Obama administration prepares to make what could be its biggest decision yet on marijuana

In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act, with which the federal government placed marijuana in the category of the country’s most dangerous drugs, already containing LSD, heroin and mescaline.

Pot is a Schedule 1 drug, in legal manner of speaking, with a lot of potential for abuse and no medical usage.

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