Painkiller May Prevent Parkinson's Disease

Published on
March 3, 2011

Here's the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health.

California Health Insurance: Just one year after Anthem/Blue Cross sparked outrage with proposed insurance rate hikes of up to 39 percent, the insurer is at it again, planning another hike for California individual policyholders in May, reports Victoria Colliver for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Parkinson's Disease: A large study of health professionals suggests that regular use of the painkiller ibuprofen could reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, Mary Brophy Marcus reports for USA Today. No such benefit was seen for aspirin and acetaminophen.

Image removed.Sleep Deprived: This should be no surprise to anyone with kids: more than a third of American adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many say they have trouble concentrating, remembering and even driving, according to new CDC data, reports Mikaela Conley for ABC News.

Health Reform: A Florida federal judge today stayed his earlier ruling that the new federal health reform law is unconstitutional, allowing federal and state officials to continue moving forward with reform while it appeals the ruling, Brent Kendall reports for The Wall St. Journal. The case is expected to go to the Supreme Court.

Antibiotic Resistance: This really cool new Resistance Map from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy shows where in the United States various antibiotic resistant organisms, like MRSA, are concentrated. What's happening in your region?

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