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16 min ago | Science Daily

New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits

The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery.

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Related Topix: Genetics

4 hrs ago | Carlsbad Current-Argus

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.

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Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Smoking, Health

8 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Ebola surveillance at Kenema Governement Hospital is done by polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.

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Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Harvard University, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NBC Chicago

Seat Fight Forced AA Flight to Land

An American Airlines flight was forced to land in Boston Wednesday night after a French passenger, irate over a reclined seat in front of him, confronted and grabbed a flight crew member, federal prosecutors say.

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Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, Hospital Administration, Massachusetts General Hospital, Healthcare Industry, Newark, NJ

ABC News

Court Overturns Suspension of W.Va. Doc's License

A judge has reinstated a West Virginia doctor's medical license a month after it was suspended by the state over procedures at his clinic.

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Related Topix: Kanawha County, WV, Osteopathy

The Southtown Star

Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species - including widely feared Asian carp - to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper released Thursday.

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Related Topix: Central Michigan University, University of Notre Dame, Genetics

Click2Houston

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Infectious Diseases, GlaxoSmithKline

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine

U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

Contra Costa Times

Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee investigation dead at age 60

A Daly City dentist who served as a linchpin in the federal weapons trafficking case against state Sen. Leland Yee died of natural causes Tuesday at the age of 60. Wilson Lim, the wheelchair-bound dentist who in his ailing state seemed far from the image of an international gun smuggler as alleged in the case against Yee, died early Tuesday at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dentistry, San Mateo County, CA, Daly City, CA, San Leandro, CA

Times-series.co.uk

Workers with the NHS are seeking pay rises

NHS workers will today deliver a giant envelope to the Health Department to mark the start of a ballot for strikes in a bitter row over pay.

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Related Topix: Nursing

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to California foster youth

With pressure on California's foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on children, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

News Shopper

Cancer patients are more likely to suffer from major depression, figures show

Large numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Depression, Oncology, Nursing, Lung Cancer

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

You might think that a company called Isis Pharmaceuticals would be itching to change its name in order to avoid confusion with the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter, Autos

WTEN-TV Albany

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

5, 2013 file photo, an infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from ... (more)

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

Brandon Sun

Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.

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Related Topix: Medtronic, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Horizon Therapeutics, Kyphon, Salient Surgical Technologies

Cybercast News Service

UN doctor with Ebola in Germany for treatment

Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.

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Related Topix: Epidemiology

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Insurance dispute may soon affect patients' bills

People who visit doctors or hospitals in the state associated with the Catholic Health Initiatives network may soon have to pay more if they have insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.

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Related Topix: Catholic Health Initiatives, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Courier News

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke Iowa's attorney general is touting the power of a new anti-smoking tactic: celebrity-shaming.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Celebrities, Kiefer Sutherland

Hampshire Chronicle

Overseas nurses and midwives are to face new assessments

Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it was announced today.

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Related Topix: Nursing

Brandon Sun

DIY blood pressure care may surpass office-based treatment for some patients: study

In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Monica Torres, left, checks the blood pressure of Esther Fisher, right, during an event at the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Hypertension, Health

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