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French lawmakers OK health care bill targeting anorexia

PARIS Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public health costs while tackling unhealthy stereotypes along the way.

Missouri health care navigator law pre-empted, court rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. An appeals court ruled Friday that Missouri can't limit health insurance navigators' ability to help people obtain insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law a ruling that advocates say could have implications for other states that have instituted similar restrictions.

Health system thinker returns to New Zealand

Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will address senior medical and dental staff in three district health boards next week.

Health law bumps up tax refunds for some; others take hit

WASHINGTON As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

Study: NYC health workers' ethics are compromised in jails

NEW YORK New York City jail health workers say their medical ethics are often compromised by the demands of treating patients who are also prisoners, such as when they witness guards' use of force or are asked to approve stints in solitary confinement, according to a first-of-its-kind city study.

Greece's Tsipras aims to bolster public health care

ATHENS, Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday his government will bolster public health care in Greece through the hiring of 4,500 specialized staff and the abolition of a compulsory 5-euro fee for treatment at public hospitals.

Colleges getting out of health insurance business

SEATTLE The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.

Mental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say

WASHINGTON There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said.

Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the cases.

Fed war on health care spending abuse needs to include Medicare Advantage

Commentary: feds say they're catching health care crooks, but Center reporting showed that Medicare Advantage avoided scrutiny