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1 hr ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Woman fights for chickens after sons' Lyme disease

A southern New Jersey woman is fighting for legal approval to own chickens she says she bought to eat ticks after her sons contracted Lyme disease.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Middlesex County man 1st confirmed West Nile case

The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Middlesex County, MA

8 hrs ago | WBTV

Fresh facts about water

This basic fact is well know: water is an essential component of human health. But why do we need it, how much is enough, and how can we ensure were getting the right amount? What about other liquids, like cola or wine? Can they substitute for water? And is there such a thing as drinking too much water? The hydrating effect of water is essential ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dehydration

12 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Smaller plates 'to tackle obesity'

A common sense approach, which could include giving children smaller plates at mealtimes, is required to tackle obesity in the UK, a leading health official has said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Congleton Guardian

The LGA said fake cigarettes cost the UK economy 3bn a year in unpaid duty

Efforts to reduce smoking and improve health are being hampered by the black market trade of millions of illegal cigarettes filled with excrement, dead flies and asbestos, local authority leaders have warned.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England,

NewsOK.com

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: Startups, Oracle Corporation, Oregon, Oregon Government, Health Insurance, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

KNDU

Low-nicotine cigarettes may not lead to more smoking

People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don't smoke more to make up for the lower levels of nicotine, according to a new study.

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

WBTV

Fewer U.S. teens using sunscreen

The number of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new report shows.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Skin Cancer, William Paterson University

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.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus

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.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Newsday

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, University of Tennessee

CTV

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.

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

WRAL.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer

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