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A new article in The New York Times reports that "Federal policies to reward high-quality health care are unfairly penalizing doctors and hospitals that treat large numbers of poor people, according to a new report commissioned by the Obama administration that recommends sweeping changes in payment policy."...
Bloomberg News reports that "Roche Holding AG (ROG) won U.S. approval for the first test to screen for cervical cancer that will serve as an alternative to a Pap smear." The test, called cobas HPV test, can detect DNA from 14 human papillomavirus types, but "primarily detects two types of HPV responsible for...
"The American Heart Association released new guidelines to help doctors to diagnose congenital heart disease earlier in the pregnancy, and treat infants more effectively," according to an article in The Washington Post. For women who are at risk of having a child with congenital heart disease, the...