Archive | September 2014

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that two companies — Norm Thompson Outfi…
Source:FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

Obama discussed Ebola isolation protocols with CDC director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed “stringent isolation protocols” with the head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the risk of more Ebola cases after a diagnosis was made in Dallas, the White House said.

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Cameron to woo voters with healthcare spending pledge

By William James
BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) – British Prime Minster David Cameron will on Wednesday promise increased healthcare spending if voters re-elect him next year — a political carrot aimed at balancing the stick of welfare cuts set out by his finance…
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Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States flew from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who traveled to Dallas to visit family, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:
Sept. 19 — Departs from Liberia
Sept. 20 — Arrives in t…
Source:Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

DALLAS (AP) — A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
The patient was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which had announced a day e…
Source:Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Find out if your doctor takes payments from drug companies

When you walk into your doctor’s office and see clipboards and pens emblazoned with brand names of drugs, do you ever wonder just how much money he or she is getting from pharmaceutical companies? Starting this week, it’s now just a click away. This Tuesday the federal government under the Phy…
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