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Money a better motivator to stop smoking than free e-cigs or quit aids

(Reuters Health) - Providing free electronic cigarettes or other stop-smoking products to employees to get them to give up real cigarettes is less effective than the threat of taking away a cash reward for quitting, according to a new study that weighs the effectiveness of a variety of workplace incentive programs.

Delayed hospice care common for dialysis patients

(Reuters Health) - Very few Medicare patients on dialysis receive hospice care at the end of life, and when they do, they're often enrolled too briefly to fully benefit from these services, a U.S. study suggests.

U.S. to send experimental Ebola treatment to Congo - official

U.S. health authorities said on Wednesday they were preparing to send an experimental Ebola treatment to the Democratic Republic of Congo for use in a clinical trial aimed at stemming an outbreak in the country that has spread to Mbandaka, a city of about 1.5 million people.