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32 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | YESNetwork

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

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago |

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

Lexington Herald-Leader

US won't reveal records on health website security

In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Washington, DC, Medicaid, Computers, Privacy

Mon Aug 18, 2014

ABC News

In New Book, Ryan Takes on Stubborn GOP Orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Medicine, Alcoholism, Social Security, Personal Finance, Entertainment

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Charlie Sheen Puts Twist on Ice Bucket Challenge

After being challenged by Ryan Miller, the husband of his Anger Management co-star Noureen DuWolf, Charlie Sheen did what so many celebrities have done recently and took on the ALS Foundation's Ice Bucket Challenge.


Related Topix: Charlie Sheen, Celebrities, Medicine, Als

Brandon Sun

Health minister says feds slapping stronger warning labels on opioids

The federal government is putting stronger warning labels on extended-release painkillers like OxyContin in an effort to prevent the abuse of opioids.


Related Topix: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Pain

WLBT-TV Jackson

Doctors ID new ways to get more kids vaccinated

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pediatrics, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Richard III's bones reveal luxury lifestyle

Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for rich foods such as peacock, heron and swan, and that his liking for the finer things in life -- including wine -- increased significantly after he became the king of England.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Wisdom Teeth, Fasting, Autos

The Olympian

Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

Quinn said the measure, which takes effect July 1, 2015, applies to all state-supported schools and will protect students' health and help nonsmokers avoid unwanted smoke "on the campuses they call home."


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Smoking, Medicine, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Urbana, IL

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise

More parents - especially upper-income ones - are reporting that their children have a physical, developmental or mental health disability, a study finds.

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Related Topix: ADHD, University of Pittsburgh, Family, Kids

USA Today

ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas returns to rehab

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday.


Related Topix: 20/20, Entertainment, Television, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Medicine, Alcoholism