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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

They're called leggings - popular tight-fitting pants that seem to be the favorite new target of the school dress code.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL, Medicine, Cancer

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

FDA approves Glaxo's injectable Tanzeum to control diabetes in adults

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a new injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline plc for adults with Type 2 diabetes.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicine, Law, Diabetes, Food and Drug Administration, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Blackpool Citizen

Blood pressure warning on pregnancy

Pregnant women with chronically high blood pressure are more likely to suffer complications such as early delivery of their babies, giving birth to newborns with a low birth weight and neonatal death, research suggests.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Motherhood, Family

KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

ABC News

Tobacco Cos. Make Payments Under State Settlement

The nation's top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs.


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


Women's groups warn FDA that approving genetic test could displace tried and true Pap smear

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.


Related Topix: Genetics, Cervical Cancer, HPV, Women's Health

Herbal remedy may improve arthritis symptoms

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Rheumatology


Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird...

Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Bird Flu

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Dining Out For Life Benefits AIDS Project Rhode Island

Restaurants across Rhode Island will be participating in Dining Out for Life, Thursday, April 24, benefitting AIDS Project Rhode Island.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Rhode Island, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Non-Profit, East Greenwich, RI

ABC News

American Samoa Schools Reopen After Pink Eye Woes

Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.


Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Medicine, Conjunctivitis

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

In this May 31, 2013, file photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

ABC News

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Tops 200 Cases

The total as of Monday was 212 cases of the contagious viral illness, with 132 of those linked to Ohio State University.


Related Topix: Mumps, Health, Ohio State University


Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new parents.


Related Topix: Toddlers, Pediatrics, Medicine, ADHD


LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Among MSM

Following a frightening outbreak of meningitis among men who have sex with men in New York City last year, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now urging MSM to get vaccinated.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS

Oxford Times

Surgeon removed ovary by mistake

A pregnant woman suffering from appendicitis died on the operating table weeks after a surgeon mistakenly removed her ovary instead of her appendix, medical watchdogs heard.


Related Topix: Appendicitis, Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, United Kingdom,

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Fox 23

Report projects health care costs to decline slightly

A new government report says the Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought.


Related Topix: Health Insurance


W.Va. home, long-term care costs rise

The Cost of Care Survey released Monday by Genworth Financial shows the median hourly cost of home health aide services in West Virginia has increased 3.8 percent annually over the past five years.


Related Topix: Long Term Care, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

Rock Hill Herald

Analysis: Questions on La. hospital deals linger

Over the past week, state senators have asked why federal officials haven't signed off on the financing arrangements, what happens if federal approval never comes, and how the state will compensate other hospitals now dealing with a rush of uninsured patients.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Louisiana, Medicaid

Norwalk Citizen News

Ala. doctors explain high Medicare reimbursements

Medicare reimbursed several Alabama doctors more than $4 million in 2012, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Alabama, Medicaid, Cancer, Rheumatology