Daily Health News

Poverty-related diseases, including Chagas, rabies and yellow fever, are reemerging in Argentina as a result of budget cuts to prevention campaigns made during the economic crisis seven years ago. Reuters

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law that requires private health insurance companies to cover the costs of HIV screening. N.Y. Times

Georgetown University’s dining hall is subject to a health investigation after almost 100 students develop stomach illness. Washington Post

According to a new study, more than 80 million people in China will die in the next 25 years from premature lung death. BBC News

California requires chain restaurants to post nutritional information on their menus. Washington Post

The largest study of U.S. children is set to begin as almost 100,000 kids are studied to determine the impact of environmental and other factors such as diet on autism, asthma, learning disabilities, diabetes and obesity. Associated Press

Included in Friday’s “bailout bill” was a provision that would require that insurance companies treat mental illness on par with physical illness. Associated Press


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