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11 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

Four people were burned Sunday in a grain-dust explosion at a NestlA© Purina plant in the city, authorities said. The four contractors were welding about 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of the complex's seven-story grain elevator when flames from their torches sparked grain dust and set off the explosion, Flagstaff Fire Department Capt.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Flagstaff Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration

1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

Obama Plans Major Ebola Offensive

President Barack Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including greater involvement of the U.S. military, people familiar with the proposal said. Mr. Obama is expected to detail the plan during a visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, these people said.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, US News, Conservative Political News

5 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

One dead, two wounded in Norfolk shooting

Police responded to the intersection of Reservoir Avenue and Goff Street around 4:15 a.m. after receiving reports of gunshots in the area. While officers were responding to the call three men with gunshot wounds showed up at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in a personal vehicle.

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Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Medicine, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Hospital Administration

9 hrs ago | Detroit News

MSU bioengineer seeks better microbe threat tests

As the Ebola virus draws the world's attention to the danger of disease spread, a Michigan State University researcher is working to provide better tools to measure the human health risk from microbes and to train researchers in their use. Biosystems engineering professor Jade Mitchell is doing the work with help from a $1 million National Institutes of Health grant The process is called quantitative microbial risk assessment, and Michigan State says it involves four steps to characterizing the human health risk from exposure to various microorganisms.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine

12 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Dubuque-area companies exercise wellness plans

When senior director Renee Poppe was scouting new locations for Medline Industries about five years ago, wellness was one of her top priorities. "I wanted to have a beautiful building, but I also wanted to give our employees an opportunity to get out, get fresh air and exercise during the day," Poppe told the Telegraph Herald .

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Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, Medline Industries, Medicine, Medical Equipment

15 hrs ago | Boston.com

Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea

By peering deep into what he called "inner space," scientists discovered that we were never alone: Our bodies have 10 trillion cells, but we are host to 100 trillion microbes. "In other words," Relman said, "we are ten parts microbe, and one part human.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, University of Missouri

19 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Significant Patient Benefits With Edwards Sapien Valve Demonstrated In 5-Year Partner Trial Data

The data were presented as part of the late-breaking clinical trials session at the 26th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics , the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. "These longer term results from PARTNER's inoperable cohort indicated that TAVR was associated with a continued significant mortality benefit, persistent symptom benefit and a statistically significant reduction in rehospitalizations," said & White Health.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Edwards Lifesciences, Medical Equipment, Embrella Cardiovascular

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KOMO News

Salem, Ore. considers sidewalk smoking ban

The City of Salem is considering banning smoking on some public sidewalks, including the walkways next to Salem Hospital and Willamette University. Mayor Anna Peterson proposed the ban at the request of officials from the hospital and university.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Salem, OR, Willamette University, Salem Hospital, Hospital Administration

San Diego NewsCape

Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry

People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers at the NIH Clinical Center found that, when examining 43 men and women with varying amounts of body fat, obese participants tended to have greater dopamine activity in the habit-forming region of the brain than lean counterparts, and less activity in the region controlling reward.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Theater, Arts

NewsLI.com

Cops: Babylon Man, Joseph Kearns, 33, Charged with Murder; Fatally...

Suffolk County Police arrested a Babylon man who fatally stabbed his mother and seriously injured his sister at their residence in Babylon yesterday, September 13, 2014. According to the report, First Precinct patrol officers responded to 358 Livingston Ave. at approximately 7:20 a.m. after Kathleen Kearns called 911 to report that she and her mother, Mina Kearns, had been stabbed.

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Related Topix: Kearny, NJ, Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center

SFGate

Organizers: Blood donor base in ND is declining

Blood drive organizers say the donor base in North Dakota is declining even as the population grows. Donor recruitment manager Stephanie Radenz of United Blood Services tells KXMB-TV organizers are struggling on a daily basis to bring in enough donors.

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Related Topix: St Alexius Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Science / Technology

Reuters

RPT-Gilead to raise price for new hepatitis C drug above $84,000

The next generation version of Gilead Sciences Inc's $84,000 hepatitis C drug, already under fire for its record-breaking costs, is going to be even more expensive. Gregg Alton, Gilead's executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs, declined to give an exact price for the new medicine, the first all-oral treatment for the virus which is expected to launch next month.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Hepatitis, Startups, Insurance, Molina Healthcare

News Times

Respiratory virus that hits kids might be in CT

About enterovirus D68 Here are some fast facts about the respiratory illness sweeping the country, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus was first identified in California in 1962, but has not been commonly reported in the United States.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Kentucky, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Infectious Diseases

WABC-AM New York

New York State Health Department Confirms Multiple Cases of Enterovirus 68

The New York State Health Department announced on Friday that it has identified multiple patients who have fallen ill with the Enterovirus 68. Based on information from various state agencies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of states in which the Enterovirus 68 may have spread could be as high 18. The CDC has confirmed the virus in at least seven states. The New York State Department of Health would also say that cases of the disease have been confirmed in the Capital Region and in Central New York.

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Related Topix: New York Government, New York, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Reuters

Pfizer, Ranbaxy win dismissal of lawsuit over generic Lipitor

U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey, ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, stems from a 2008 settlement of a patent lawsuit filed by Pfizer against Ranbaxy over Ranbaxy's plan to make generic Lipitor.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Cholesterol, Health, Trenton, NJ

Business Journal

Ty Hoffman murder charges unsealed; victim was shot on engagement anniversary

Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was arrested Sept. 11 after a month-long manhunt that started with the fatal shooting of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.

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Related Topix: Arden Hills, MN, Ramsey County, MN, Medicine, Boston Scientific, Medical Equipment

ABC News

Obama to Visit Atlanta Health Center to Talk Ebola

President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday. During his visit on Tuesday, Obama will be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel

KFVS12

Eat more fish, save your hearing?

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s each week could help prevent or delay hearing loss. "Acquired hearing loss is a highly prevalent, and often disabling, chronic health condition," the study's corresponding author, Dr. Sharon Curhan, of the hospital's Division of Network Medicine, said in a hospital news release.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Audiology, Nutrition

The Republic

Lilly cancer drug fares well in late-stage study

Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday its potential colorectal cancer drug Cyramza helped patients on chemotherapy with advanced cases of the disease survive longer than patients on chemotherapy alone.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Eli Lilly, Medicine

Patch.com

Accident While Jumping Car, iPads Stolen, Angry Assault

ACCIDENT Ethan Tyler Mann of Freeman Circle was on Bob Holman Road when his 2000 Jeep Cherokee stalled near the Commerce Road intersection. The occupants exited and flagged down a motorist to help jump-start the vehicle.

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Related Topix: Athens Regional Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

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