News bites: Tobacco prevention, Pa. rate fight and more

States have cut funding for tobacco prevention programs 12 percent this year, to the lowest level since 1999, The Associated Press reports.

A fight over reimbursement rates between a dominant health insurer and a large hospital could be headed to the Pennsylvania statehouse, reports WHYY.

For the Catholic Church, World AIDS Day on Thursday symbolized the tension between church dogma and pragmatism, reports the Chicago Tribune.

A Singapore doctor is facing an ethics probe after charging the Brunei royal family $19 million for one family member's care, Bloomberg reports.