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Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment

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- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups.

Syria's neighbors risk 'host-country fatigue', conference hears

BERLIN - Syria's neighbors are approaching "host-country fatigue" because of huge demand from refugees for housing, schools, jobs and healthcare and scant resources like water, Jordan's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

World, Jordan, Syria 28 Oct 2014

Canadian guidelines recommend against prostate cancer test

(Reuters Health) - Men should not get a common blood test to screen for prostate cancer, according to new healthcare guidelines from Canada.

27 Oct 2014

Exclusive: Salesforce to make big push into healthcare industry

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE - Salesforce Inc is betting big on healthcare, hiring key personnel and ramping up investment in hopes of replacing outmoded medical industry infrastructure and carving out a $1 billion annual business.

26 Oct 2014

U.S. considering quarantine for returning Ebola health workers: CDC

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is considering quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated Ebola patients there tested positive for the virus.

Health, U.S. 24 Oct 2014

Knowing prices tied to lower healthcare spending

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who search and compare the prices of common healthcare services tend to spend a bit less than people who don’t, according to a new study.

23 Oct 2014

Wall St. gains on industrial earnings but ends off highs

NEW YORK - Earnings from Caterpillar and 3M drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.

23 Oct 2014

Insurer Epic offers Ebola cover for U.S. health and emergency workers

LONDON - U.S. insurer Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola indemnity cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers.

Health, U.S. 23 Oct 2014

Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

22 Oct 2014

Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers.

22 Oct 2014

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