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"Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act," according to The New York Times. "Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation...
The Los Angeles Times reports that "the fact that the H5N1 avian influenza has killed 60% of the 650 humans known to be infected since it was identified in Hong Kong 17 years ago, the 'bird flu' virus has yet to evolve a means of spreading easily among people." However, researchers have now "found that the...
"Pregnant women should take low-dose aspirin daily to reduce their chance of developing pre-eclampsia if they are at high risk for the life-threatening disorder," according to a new entry in The New York Times' Well blog. "The United States Preventive Services Task Force’s draft recommendation follows a...