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3 hrs ago | KXII-TV Sherman

2nd case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma

Health officials in Tulsa have confirmed a second human case of the potentially fatal West Nile virus in Oklahoma this year.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus

7 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers will take effect in mid-October.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration

Thu Aug 21, 2014


New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus , a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, University of Tennessee


U.S. diplomats barred from taking ice bucket challenge

The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, W., George Bush

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already gotten the drops boosted their immunity.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Colorado Parkinson's disease patients fight for best possible life

Kirk Hall reflects on his battle with Parkinson's disease at his home in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Colorado, Highlands Ranch, CO, Depression, Swallowing, Medicine, Genetics

The Tribune

Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on a cadaver donor.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Heart Failure

Brandon Sun

Reactions from around Asia to study linking instant noodles to health hazards

In this Aug. 19. 2014 photo, Han Seung-youn, 36, eats "ramyeon" instant noodle at a Ramyeon restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Smoking, Medicine

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Messenger Newspapers

94% 'have risky BBQ hygiene habit'

Some 94% of people say they have at least one habit at the barbecue that risks the health of them and their guests Almost all Britons make risky hygiene mistakes at the barbecue, research has found, leading a Government body to suggest they cook the food in the oven first.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Food Poisoning, Health

The Jersey Journal

Grandfather of Jersey City girl, 4, with eye cancer, raises $1,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Sade King, 4, of Jersey City, pictured here with her grandmother, Sue Snowden, left, and mother, Ashley King, underwent surgery in June 2012 to rid her left eye of a cancer called retinoblastoma.


Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ, MakeAWish Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Retinoblastoma

Cybercast News Service

Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Sarcoma, Medicine

Cotswold Journal

No increase in breast cancer referrals in Worcestershire despite Eastenders storyline

Although it was reported this week breast cancer referrals at Watford General Hospital had increased by a third following a storyline in Eastenders which saw character Carol Jackson develop the disease, the same has not been reflected in Worcestershire.


Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer


Schilling blames tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.


Related Topix: Oral Cancer, Curt Schilling

Rock Hill Herald

Panel eyes dry needling by physical therapists

The Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, which meets Wednesday in Newark, has been charged with developing regulations to add dry needling to the definition of the practice of physical therapy.


Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Acupuncture, Health

Denbrock recovering from prostate cancer

Denbrock said he learned he had cancer while undergoing blood tests in June while applying for life insurance.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Brandon Sun

More research needed before deciding whether to ban e-cigarettes:Ontario premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday she won't rush into a decision on whether to ban electronic cigarettes in areas where smoking is already off-limits.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine

WFIE-TV Evansville

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting.


Related Topix: Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock, Bon Jovi, Medicine, Als

ICE resumes deportations from New Mexico center

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement late Monday that the agency resumes removal flights back to Central America on Aug. 7. Since then, 71 immigrant adults and children from the center have been deported, officials said.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Chickenpox, Artesia, NM


Miss. officials: 2 new cases of West Nile virus

State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Hinds County, MS, Rankin County, MS, Yazoo County, MS

Daily Chronicle

Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, speaks at a meeting July 11, 2013, in Chicago.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Illinois, Illinois Government