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2 hrs ago | Daily World

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

The largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients shows that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes - some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Smoking

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Judge Tosses Wisconsin Senator's Health Care Suit

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Small Business, Health Insurance, Personal Finance

6 hrs ago | Click Orlando

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Genetics, Life, Food, Nutrition

10 hrs ago |

Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , according to new research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Smoking, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Genetics

11 hrs ago | ABC News

New Orleans Putting Smoked Butts in a Better Place

The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday.


Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Canada, Atlantic City, NJ, Smoking, Medicine

12 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

The Ohio Department of Health said Monday that an investigation by West Virginia health officials found possible unsafe injection practices at Valley Pain Management in McMechen .


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, McMechen, WV, Hepatitis

16 hrs ago | Reuters

RJ Reynolds' $23-billion punitive damage award unlikely to stand: experts

A decision by a Florida jury to impose punitive damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on Friday is likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, US News, US Supreme Court, Lung Cancer, Northeastern University

20 hrs ago | KION 46

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

This is one of the largest awards against a tobacco firm, but the company is looking to avoid the massive payout.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Lung Cancer, Vladimir Putin

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Las Cruces mental health provider cutting staff

The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Saturday that La Frontera lost 87 of the 400 employees it inherited after being brought in by the state to replace six nonprofit mental health providers under investigation.


Related Topix: Health Care Provider, Merced, CA

The Town Talk

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

This is The West Country

Generic smoking in a car

SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine

Brandon Sun

Label rules take effect next month for mechanically tenderized beef

Labelling regulations to take effect Aug. 21 are designed to protect consumers after the largest meat recall in the country's history two years ago.


Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, North America, Canada, World News, E. Coli

Rock Hill Herald

Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

President Benigno Aquino III's spokesman, Herminio Coloma Jr., said Sunday that the Philippine leader signed the law "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products."


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WTVG-TV Toledo

U.S. HIV cases falling

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Partners HealthCare deal an issue in governor race

Coakley said the deal resolves her antitrust investigation into Partners and fundamentally alters the organization's negotiating power for 10 years while barring Partners from raising its costs by more than the rate of inflation through 2020.


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Sat Jul 19, 2014

FOX Carolina

Clemson trustees won't vote on tobacco ban

The chairman of Clemson University's board of trustees says the panel won't vote on a plan to ban tobacco use anywhere on campus.


Related Topix: Clemson University, Smoking, Medicine

Trinity disputes outbreak claims in response

ManorCare alleges in its lawsuit that one Trinity employee who administers phlebotomy services caused the outbreak.


Related Topix: Health Care Provider, Hepatitis, Medicine

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict.


Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Lung Cancer, Smoking, Medicine

WFAA-TV Dallas

Firefighter loses hand to flesh-eating bacteria

A Rhode Island firefighter who got an infection after being pricked by a thorn has lost his hand to flesh-eating bacteria.


Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria

Daily World

Boy recovering after odyssey of illnesses

Their decision saved his life, ultimately making him strong enough to be a candidate for a heart transplant.


Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Medicine, Oncology, Lymphoma