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MSDH confirms second West Nile Virus death in Mississippi

So far this year, a total of 15 human WNV cases have been reported in the following counties: Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest, Hinds, Madison, Newton, Rankin, Yazoo, and Wilkinson counties.


Related Topix: Mississippi, West Nile Virus, Madison County, MS, Yazoo County, MS

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Playing video game may boost multiple sclerosis patients' balance

An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, WII, Italy, World News, Society, Stardock

Courier News

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke Iowa's attorney general is touting the power of a new anti-smoking tactic: celebrity-shaming.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Celebrities, Kiefer Sutherland

WTOL-TV Toledo

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

"Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension


Orange County agency reports West Nile death

Orange County health authorities say an elderly Seal Beach woman with underlying medical conditions and complications of a West Nile virus infection has died.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus

CBC News

E-cigarettes should have stiff regulatory curbs, WHO urges

The World Health Organization on Tuesday called for regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking, Science / Technology


Ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking sought

The World Health Organization is calling for major regulations on the e-cigarette industry, including a ban on indoor smoking.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing

Gazette Series

WHO call for curb on e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Marketing, Smoking


UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

The U.N. health agency recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine

Cybercast News Service

Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Ovarian Cancer

Morning Journal

Ohio judge OKs trial for priest with HIV

A judge has ruled that an HIV-positive priest who solicited sex from a park ranger last year will face a felony charge should he go to trial.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Cuyahoga County, OH

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Oxford Times

When man's best friend is a potential life-saver

Buy this photo Medical detection dog Molly can work out when 11-year-old Steven Courtney, who has type one diabetes, is starting to suffer dangerously low blood sugar levels Picture: OX69349 Jon Lewis IT IS often said that a dog is man's best friend, but for many people with disabilities or medical conditions the bond they have with their animals ... (more)


Related Topix: Diabetes, Medicine, Buckinghamshire County, England, Oxfordshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Daily World

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Pain

Inside Bay Area

Ronn Owens says he has Parkinson's disease

Owens, 68, was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2001. He said he was prompted to go public with his condition after Robin Williams' wife disclosed the actor and comedian had the disease, SFGate reported.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Suicide

Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Pain, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Opinion


Officials worry over rise in unvaccinated children

Iowa officials are concerned over the increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a new policy statement, say delaying the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later in middle and high schools is "an Docs urge delayed school start times for teens Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a ... (more)


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Pediatrics, Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers, University of Minnesota

Bicester Advertiser

NHS stub-it-out aid helps 3,600 in Oxfordshire

A total of 6,065 people registered with the service in 2013/14, of whom 3,616 said they had managed to quit.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

The Washington Post

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as potential treatment to fight the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, World News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Oncology, Medicine, Ovarian Cancer, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News