Medicare :: US bill would require Medicare price negotiations

U.S. House of Representatives Democrats introduced legislation on Friday that would require the health secretary to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs covered by the Medicare insurance program for the elderly and disabled. A vote by the full House is expected on Jan_12.

Climate :: Climate scientists to discuss the chilling consequences of nuclear war

Beyond the immediate devastation of a large-scale nuclear war, a growing number of scientists are concerned about the aftermath of “nuclear winter,” which could result in famine for billions of people across the globe. On Monday, December 11, climate experts will discuss the long-term effects of atomic warfare at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical U nion (AGU) in San Francisco.

Trans Fats :: NYC officials may revise trans fat ban

Restaurants nervous about New York City’s proposed trans fat ban could get a few breaks such as extended deadlines and other revisions when health officials vote on the measure next month, the city’s top health official said Wednesday.

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