ALSO NOTED: NY AG responds to Medicaid scandal; Judge stops UC nurses strike; and much more...

> Responding to the recent uproar over widespread abuse in the New York Medicaid program, attorney general Eliot Spitzer is pressing for new powers to fight healthcare fraud. Story

> London EMT blogger Tom Reynolds -- made famous by the July 7 attacks -- has live coverage of today's bombings on his blog. Blog

> A New York man who runs a national answering service for doctors is accused of having hacked into a rival's system to disrupt service. Story

> A judge banned a scheduled one-day walk-out on Thursday by 9,000 nurses at the University of California Health System. Story

> Yahoo said it is launching a network of health expert blogs targeting the consumer market. Blog

> Healthcare is behind the curve in electronic payments. Story

> Oregon lawmakers passed legislation that would require a prescription for cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Story

> The debate over mercury in vaccines continues in the blogosphere. Blog

And Finally... Healthcare workers are not washing their hands enough, at least not in Ireland. Story