Healthcare

13 Hospital Patients Exposed to Fatal ‘Mad Cow’ Disease

Health officials in two New England states say that more than a dozen patients may have been exposed to a brain disease due to a tainted surgical device. More 

Aetna Backs Out of Another Obamacare Insurance Marketplace

The third largest health insurance provider in the U.S. has withdrawn from five state health insurance exchanges mandated under Obamacare. More 

Starbucks: We Won’t Use Obamacare as Excuse to Cut Benefits

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that chain won't trim employee benefits in order to avoid higher costs resulting from President Obama's health care law. More 

UPS to End Health Benefits for Employees’ Working Spouses

UPS is ending health insurance coverage for employee spouses who are employed, citing the Affordable Care Act, which requires employers to offer insurance. More 

Study: Baby Formula Linked to Adult Obesity

Researchers who fed baby formula to rhesus monkeys say they grew faster due to more protein in the formula, possible leading to obesity in adulthood. More 

U.S. Scientists Report Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough

A new vaccine has provided complete protection from malaria to patients who received at least five injections, scientists says. More 

3 Healthcare Stocks With Healthy Dividends

Protect yourself from the headwinds facing healthcare stocks by snatching up names that offer -- and are likely to keep offering -- big-time dividends. More 

5 Bunker-Worthy Dividend Stocks to Protect You From Disaster

Now is the time to be defensive and snatch up these five dividend stocks that will keep stable in the event of a downturn, but also have room for upside. More 

Merger Monday: Another Win for Healthcare Stocks

Omnicom and Saks made M&A ripples, but Elan's $6.7B sale to Perrigo fortifies the case for more deals in the healthcare sector. More 

Fast-Food Chain May Only Hire Part-Time Workers Due to Obamacare

Managers at a Washington, DC California Tortilla told NPR that they are considering cutting employees’ hours in order to avoid insuring workers. More