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56 min ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions after legislation fails

The bill would have provided funding for needle exchanges to slow disease transmission, and it would have allowed first responders to carry heroin overdose antidotes.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), US Governors, Steve Beshear

5 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

NC woman to climb Kilimanjaro to focus on diabetes

A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Non-Profit, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

9 hrs ago |

SARS revisited? Sharp jump in cases, hospital outbreaks raise MERS concerns

For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by a cousin virus is creating a sense of sharp unease.


Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Medicine, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, World News, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Middle East Travel, Oman Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Multiple mumps cases found in central Ohio school

A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county.


Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Delaware County, OH

National Public Radio

Second Wave Of Milder Flu Hitting Northeast

Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Control Group

My FOX Chicago

Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

There have been 52 cases of the viral infection reported in Morgan and Sangamon counties so far this year, according to a report in the State Journal-Register.


Related Topix: Illinois, Health, Mumps, Sangamon County, IL, Springfield, IL


Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Medicaid

CBS Local

Christian Radio Host James Dobson Wins Health Care Injunction

Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance


"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians' Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective as part of its national testing and anti-stigma initiative.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Los Angeles, CA, Social Software

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBC News

Uterine fibroid key-hole 'morcellation' discouraged for cancer risks

The FDA warns that the magnitude of risk from a less invasive hysterectomy and uterine fibroid procedure seems greater than thought.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Uterine Cancer, Medicine, Sarcoma, Science / Technology

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Three Additional Deaths Due To Flu Reported In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three deaths due to influenza in the past week has raised the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since the middle of March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Medicine, Influenza, Tulsa County, OK, Comanche County, OK, Oklahoma County, OK, Cleveland County, OK

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.


Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Food Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. Coli

WGAL-TV Lancaster

The rise of college 'study drugs'

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, ADHD, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic), Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), University of Kentucky, Autos

ABC News

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q Profit Falls Nearly 12 Pct

Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.


Related Topix: Philip Morris International, Tobacco, Smoking, Medicine

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Dept. of Health Wants Public Assistance to Track West Nile Virus [From ABC News]

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus this season.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise In Minnesota Apr. 16

State health officials are concerned that Minnesotans aren't getting the message about safe sex and about testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.


Related Topix: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Medicine


New data signal smaller jump in health care costs

Statisticians working with insurers to project next year's insurance premium rates say they expect to see an average increase of about 7%, well below the feared double-digit increases making recent headlines.


Related Topix: Health Insurance

CBS Local

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat

News Times

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chan Lai Ly, right, has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician's assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters