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8 min ago | USA Today

FDA's proposed e-cigarette rules draw mixed reviewFDA's proposed...

Electronic cigarette makers say proposed U.S. regulation of its industry could be costly while some public health advocates say the rules don't go far enough.


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

3 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer.


Related Topix: Cervical Cancer, Genetics, Medicine, HPV, Women's Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Obstetrics and Gynecology

7 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Measles off to a fast start, as US cases trend up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

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

9 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

When 14-year-old Nick Wilkins' leukemia resisted chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, his doctors turned to the real pros: Nick's own immune cells.


Related Topix: Leukemia, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, Healthcare Law, Law, Genetics

11 hrs ago | News Observer

At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale.


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

15 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Saudi Arabia Reports 2 More Deaths From MERS Virus

Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus.


Related Topix: Middle East, Saudi Arabia, World News, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

19 hrs ago | USA Today

FDA announces rules restricting e-cigarettes and cigars

As electronic cigarettes soar in popularity, the U.S. government today is proposing historic rules to ban their sale to minors and require warning labels as well as federal approval.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Medicine

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Marketing, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking

Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

Amedisys and its affiliates make up one of the nation's largest home health providers, operating in 37 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, according to a Justice Department news release.


Related Topix: Healthcare Industry, Amedisys, Medicare, US News, Nursing

Salmon Arm Observer

1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record

It wasn't as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year's influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Vaccinations, Medicine, Influenza, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Stocks edge lower after six-day rally

The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups, Intuitive Surgical, Robots, Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

Reynolds American Inc. 's first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.


Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Smoking, Medicine

The Wichita Eagle

'Scandal' season ender a TV ratings winner for ABC

That's from a bomb blast that was a plot twist in the Kerry Washington series and from big TV ratings.


Related Topix: Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Kerry Washington, Wichita, KS

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amgen misses 1Q views as higher costs cut profit

Despite higher sales, biotech drugmaker Amgen's first-quarter profit fell 25 percent as production and research costs rose sharply.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Amgen, Healthcare Industry, Osteoporosis

Congleton Guardian

Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health watchdog.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology

The Advocate

FDA panel rejects combination pain pill

The combination pill, Moxduo, was developed by QRxPharma with the aim of decreasing dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers, including breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.


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


(Don't) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

CitizenLink, the public policy partner of SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Focus on the Family announced it's partnership with the Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Classical, Focus on the Family, Virginia, Virginia Government, Fasting



Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co.


Related Topix: Biotech, Novartis, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, GlaxoSmithKline, Leukemia

Bellingham Herald

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.


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

Brandon Sun

Navajo Nation lawmakers take up bills that aim to combat diabetes on vast reservation

Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, us Travel, Travel, Agriculture, Science