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Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

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Related Topix: Velocity Development, Strife, Rogue Entertainment, Video Games, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge, LA, US Governors, Law, Healthcare Law, Medicaid

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WBTV

Study: Early school start times hinder students

As kids all across the country once again set their alarms for back-to-school wake-up calls, one group of doctors says if those students don't snooze, they could lose.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Sleep, Medicine, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing, Education

Maldonandburnham Standard

Many people "simply do not know that children get cancer", research by a cancer charity has found.

The lack of public awareness of the "devastating" impact that childhood cancer has on families across the UK is evident in a survey by CLIC Sargent, a cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine

Kirkintilloch Today

Flu vaccine for youngsters

Every child in Greater Glasgow and Clyde aged 2-11 will be offered the flu vaccine from this autumn as part of a new immunisation programme.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Medicine, Influenza

Yahoo!

Japan porn queens raise thousands of dollars from 'Boob Aid'

A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a "Boob Aid" charity event for AIDS prevention.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS

National Public Radio

A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

Barbara Bush helps a nun to fit on a hearing device during a 2012 event in Gulu, Uganda.

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Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, HIV/AIDS

SFGate

6 Reasons You Should Spend Some Time In The Sun This Weekend

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Melatonin, Supplement, Vitamin D

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WMDT

Whooping Cough Cases In Delaware Quadruple

Whooping cough cases in Delaware have quadrupled in the past year. The News Journal reports that through August, 202 cases of whooping cough have been reported to health officials.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations

Borehamwood and Elstree Times

Scientists have found that using sunbeds can increase the risk of developing a common skin cancer

Using sunbeds can significantly increase the risk of a potentially serious skin cancer that is more common than melanoma, a study suggests.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer

KFVS12

Ready yourself - flu season is around the corner

The flu is lurking, and although influenza activity is low right now in the U.S., flu outbreaks will usually being as early as October.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You

Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You A new levy aimed at the health care industry is being redirected, in part, to taxpayers Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://usat.ly/1tY3otA States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Medicare

Brandon Sun

E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst

Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity but uncertainty over possible Health Canada regulations and restrictions by other regulators are raising concerns for the industry in Canada.

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

The Times

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus The Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed 9 new West Nile cases.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Baton Rouge, LA

SFGate

2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Smoking, Medicine, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Echo-news.co.uk

40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart

A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children.

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Related Topix: Pregnancy, Medicine

Yahoo!

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion ... (more)

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Related Topix: Abortion, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Women's Health, US Supreme Court

SavannahNow

New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.

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Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Smoking, Medicine

KXXV-TV Waco

Hospital's patient care draws federal scrutiny

Federal authorities have determined staff at a Dallas hospital endangered a patient in their care, marking the third time the hospital's been cited since promising to reform its psychiatric services.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Medicare

News Max

Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State to Expand Medicaid

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, AARP

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