Daily Briefing

Start your day with the latest health headlines. Each morning, you'll find links to the newest articles on medicine, health and wellness -- the information you need to stay informed.

E. Coli Link Is Found in Cattle Feces

A genetic match to the strain responsible for three recent deaths is discovered near one of the farms suspected of growing tainted spinach.

Medicare Drug Premiums Will Rise for Many

Bush and the Democrats differ, but experts say many seniors who don't switch plans face hikes.

Boston Scientific, J&J Stent Sales Hurt by Blood-Clot Concerns (Bloomberg)

Boston Scientific Corp. and Johnson & Johnson are losing sales of drug-coated heart stents because doctors are concerned the devices raise the risk of blood clots. Doctors have used stents, tiny mesh tubes, to prop open diseased heart blood vessels in 4 million people worldwide since 2001.

Arthritis diagnosed in more than 20 per cent of U.S. adults (CBC News)

Arthritis affects about one in five adults in the U.S. and limits the activities of more than one-third of them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Eradicating Polio Hinges on India, Nigeria, Health Agency Says (Bloomberg)

Ridding the world of polio, a contagious disease that can cause paralysis, depends on the effectiveness of Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan in vaccinating children, the World Health Organization said.

FDA clears breast implant maker of wrongdoing (Reuters)

U.S. health regulators said Thursday they found no evidence that silicone breast implant maker Mentor Corp. committed any wrongdoing after examining a former employee's allegations that the company withheld safety data.