Doctors denounced the accuracy and value of data listing $77 billion in Medicare payments to 880,000 medical providers, while consumer and industry groups said it could make the health-care system more cost-effective.
Stefaan van Gool has treated brain tumors in children for almost 20 years. None of his young patients has asked for help to die. The Belgian doctor is now bracing for that possibility under a controversial law that’s the first to end age limits for the young.
They start showing up at the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles at 5 a.m. By the time the doors open at 8 a.m., as many as 60 patients are queued up in a line that stretches down the street.
The first life form created entirely with man-made DNA opens the door to manufacturing new drugs and fuels, while raising the possibility that mail-order germs may one-day be available for bioterrorists.
Bill Gates , chairman and co-founder of Microsoft Corp. , called for urgent donations to stop the spread of polio and make it the first infectious disease eradicated since smallpox was wiped from the planet in 1979.