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48 min ago | 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.

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

1 hr ago | Prince Albert Daily Herald

Jenny McCarthy 'irresponsible' for telling parents not to vaccinate kids: minister

It's "outrageously irresponsible" for celebrities like Jenny McCarthy to encourage parents not to immunize their children against potentially deadly diseases, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Autism, Vaccinations

5 hrs ago | FOX19 Cincinnati

Yoga big on West Coast, chiropractors popular in Midwest

Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.

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Related Topix: Fitness, Yoga, Medicine, Health, Chiropractic, Supplement, Ginkgo biloba, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri

10 hrs ago | WSOCTV

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine

13 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

CTV

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.

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

4029TV.com

Herbal remedy may improve arthritis symptoms

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

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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.

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Related Topix: Bird Flu

Mon Apr 14, 2014

EDGE

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.

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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.

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

Sunherald.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Mumps, Health, Ohio State University

KMIZ

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.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Pediatrics, Medicine, ADHD

EDGE

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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