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17:16 ET HOT TUBS LINKED TO LUNG DISEASE
TORONTO, May 9 (UPI) -- Relaxing in your indoor hot tub could be hazardous to your health, a Denver doctor says. Usually harmless bacteria can mix with the steam from the hot tub and be carried into the lungs, Cecile Rose of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center told the annual meeting of the Full Story

17:16 ET EC RULES ON VITAMIN, MINERAL PRODUCTS
BRUSSELS (May 10) XINHUA - The European Commission on Wednesday ruled as dietary supplements the sale of vitamins and minerals to guarantee the health of consumers. Full Story

17:16 ET STUDY: WORKERS' COMP BENEFITS RELATIVE TO WAGES STILL DROPPING
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2000, (A. M. Best via COMTEX) -- Workers' compensation benefit payments and costs declined relative to wages in 1998 for the sixth consecutive year, according to a study by the Washington, D.C.-based National Academy of Social Insurance. Full Story

17:16 ET CLINTON UNVEILS MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT
WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- President Clinton is unveiling details of his long-promised plan for voluntary prescription drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries Wednesday. Spokesman Joe Lockhart said the plan would cover up to half of yearly drug costs up to $5,000 when phased in and would set up private Full Story

17:16 ET INVENTION HELPS CHINA'S DRUG INDUSTRY SURVIVE: EXPERT
BEIJING (May 10) XINHUA - Drug developers in China hope they can extract powerful components from herbal medicines to produce new drugs for major illnesses. Full Story

12:16 ET AIDS VACCINE TRIAL COMPLETE
Kampala (New Vision, May 10, 2000) - The injection of Ugandan volunteers with the first HIV vaccine to be tested in Africa has been completed, scientists at the Joint Clinical Research Centre said yesterday. Full Story

12:16 ET TAX CREDITS FOR THE UNINSURED SAID TO GAIN FAVOR IN WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2000, (A. M. Best via COMTEX) -- The idea of tax credits to help uninsureds buy health insurance is gaining favor among lawmakers in Washington and presidential candidates, according to a new report from the Heritage Foundation. Full Story

12:16 ET INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON HEART DISEASES OPENS IN BEIJING
BEIJING (May 10) XINHUA - An international seminar on the prevention of heart diseases opened here today, attended by nearly 400 scholars and experts from China and overseas. Full Story

12:16 ET ASTHMA PATIENTS OFTEN HAVE POORLY CONTROLLED DISEASE
TORONTO, May 9 (UPI) -- Nearly six of every 10 Canadian asthma patients have poorly controlled disease, a new study shows, even though most of them think their illness is well treated. Full Story



 
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