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1 hr ago | Door Reminder

Doctors suspect there are at least nine Wisconsin cases of the...

Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine state cases of enterovirus 68 suspected Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry

5 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

End of tobacco quota buyout checks leave surviving growers exposed to free market economics

The very last buyout checks, totalling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They're the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia, when the leaf became the chief cash crop of the Jamestown colony.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Smoking, Health, Chatham, VA, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Altria Group

7 hrs ago | ABC News

Prescription Painkiller Deaths up, but Not as Fast

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.

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Related Topix: Methadone, Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Evening Sun

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Healthcare Law, Law, Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Forest Labs, Healthcare Industry

SFGate

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

In this photo from Sept. 10, 2014, which was released by the Nebraska Medical Center, ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, unseen, via a video link .

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Nanaimo Daily News

Smoking rates on the rise in NYC despite anti-smoking efforts that were modeled across US

For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen per cent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 per cent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Michael Bloomberh

WRAL.com

Pia Zadora home from Vegas hospital after accident

Zadora representative Eileen Koch said in an email Monday the singer-actress was released from University Medical Center in Las Vegas and plans to travel to Los Angeles next week for surgery for a compound ankle fracture.

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Related Topix: University Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Indiana confirms cases of Enterovirus D68

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids across the U.S. has parents across the country worried. Take a look at what you need to know about enteroviruses.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lake County, IN, University of Chicago, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Measles at Seattle airport investigated

Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say. The King County Department of Public Health in Washington state is investigating "a confirmed case of measles infection" in a traveler who was at the airport while he or she was contagious.

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Related Topix: Conjunctivitis, Health, Vaccinations, Autos

Cybercast News Service

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead says the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups

The Chronicle-Telegram

10 Things to Know, Monday, Sept. 15

France's president says there's "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. AP's Dan Perry finds that much of the problem lies in the region's Sunni-Shiite divide, which outsiders tend to underestimate repeatedly.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Nursing, Idea Factory, -8, Video Games

Daily Journal

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Nursing, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

Four people were burned Sunday in a grain-dust explosion at a NestlA© Purina plant in the city, authorities said. The four contractors were welding about 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of the complex's seven-story grain elevator when flames from their torches sparked grain dust and set off the explosion, Flagstaff Fire Department Capt.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Flagstaff Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

CNews

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed. Evolution is usually omitted in scientific projections of how global warming will affect the planet in coming decades because genetic changes happen too slowly to help larger creatures such as cod, tuna or whales.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Genetics

Norwalk Citizen News

Dubuque-area companies exercise wellness plans

When senior director Renee Poppe was scouting new locations for Medline Industries about five years ago, wellness was one of her top priorities. "I wanted to have a beautiful building, but I also wanted to give our employees an opportunity to get out, get fresh air and exercise during the day," Poppe told the Telegraph Herald .

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Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, Medline Industries, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry

KSFO AM 560

Texas Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover's coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze begins Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo allegedly poisoned fellow cancer researcher Dr. George Blumenschein, according to officials.

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Related Topix: Oncology

Science Daily

Zebrafish Model of a Learning and Memory Disorder Shows Better Way to Target Treatment

Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis , a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches. They published their results this month in Cell Reports .

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Related Topix: Genetics, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

SFGate

Organizers: Blood donor base in ND is declining

Blood drive organizers say the donor base in North Dakota is declining even as the population grows. Donor recruitment manager Stephanie Radenz of United Blood Services tells KXMB-TV organizers are struggling on a daily basis to bring in enough donors.

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Related Topix: St Alexius Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Indian Express

Pfizer, Ranbaxy win dismissal of lawsuit over generic cholesterol drug Lipitor

Pfizer Inc and India's Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on Friday won dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to delay sales of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the best-selling drug in history. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Cholesterol, Health, Trenton, NJ

NBC Chicago

Ebola Patient Eats Ice Cream

The Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola in Africa is steadily improving, and doctors have Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to thank. Rick Sacra is getting his appetite back, according to health officials at the Biocontainment Unit at The Nebraska Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

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