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  • NATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

    Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

    California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate those costs.

  • NATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

    Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

  • NATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

    $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

  • HEALTH

    Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

    A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • HEALTH

    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.

  • HEALTH

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

  • HEALTH

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

    Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

  • HEALTH

    Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

  • HEALTH

    Overdoses leading cause of Tennessee deaths

    Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend.

  • HEALTH

    Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.

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