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3 hrs ago |

Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab center

According to the report by ISNA, the center was inaugurated at the Tehran University's Medical School.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iran, World News, Alcoholism, Health

7 hrs ago | Witney Gazette

An 'unusual' rise in A&E visits hits waiting times

RISING A&E visits are seeing hospital staff struggle to meet waiting times, despite the summer being a traditionally quieter period, health officials have warned.


11 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

'Nightmare bacteria' spread in Southeast

Superbugs known as CRE - called "nightmare bacteria" by federal health officials because they are deadly and virtually untreatable - are skyrocketing in the Southeastern USA, new research shows.


Related Topix: Duke University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MRSA, Health, Long Term Care

16 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., followed by House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., leave the Senate TV studio after a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care that would authorize at least $17 ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Nursing, Tom Coburn

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Experts: US is ready for Ebola

But when health officials evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it will be the plane they take.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Control Group, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

CBS Local

Ebola Patient To Be Transferred To Emory Hospital

Officials said in a statement Thursday the hospital has a special isolation unit that was built in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that's used to treat people with certain serious infectious diseases.


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

News Observer

FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

The agency approved Striverdi Respimat for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes bronchitis and emphysema and affects about 24 million people in the U.S. The disease, which is most often caused by smoking, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Health

Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

They say treating all Medicaid patients with the liver-wasting disease would cost almost as much as last year's entire drug bill.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry

Toronto mayor Ford orders 5 espressos in video

Deadmau5 posted a YouTube video of his coffee run with Ford, who left a rehab center for drug and alcohol addiction last month.


Related Topix: Alcoholism, Health

Daily World

Study supports screening for 'bubble boy' disease

Today, his genetic problem would be caught at birth through a newborn screening available in 21 states.


Related Topix: Genetics, Springfield, MA, West Springfield, MA, Drama Movies, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Celebrities, John Travolta

KWNN-FM Stockton

How Zac Efron Knew He Needed to Go to Rehab

Last year Zac Efron quietly checked into rehab, though he didn't specify why. Now he's opening up a bit about the experience.

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Related Topix: Alcoholism, Health

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News 4 Jax

Plastic surgeon sued over 'cocaine nose' photos

A woman is suing a plastic surgeon after he posted before and after photos of her facial reconstruction surgery on his website without her consent, labeling them "cocaine nose."


Related Topix: Plastic Surgery

Times Herald

Hysterectomy device pulled off market

Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body.


Related Topix: Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Startups, Johnson Controls, LOC-AID Technologies

Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

You now have an easier online way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman .


Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Pediatrics

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Peace Corps evacuates volunteers from three countries over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa on Wednesday stepped up their precautions against the Ebola virus, with the Peace Corps announcing it was removing hundreds of its volunteers from three of the hardest-hit nations.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Nursing

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...

There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.


Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Hemorrhoids, Health, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Autos

KGW-TV Portland

'Xtreme Eating Awards' winner: 3,540-calorie 'Monster' meal

Maybe the name "monster" should be a clue. If not, the nutrition watchdogs at the Center for Science in the Public Interest have news for you: A "Monster" double burger, served with "bottomless" fries and a "Monster" milk shake at the Red Robin burger chain is not very good for you at all.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Dining, Restaurant Management, Cheesecake Factory Incorporated The, Pizza

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

House VeteransA' Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, about a compromise bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ... (more)


Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Ohio, Nursing, Life, Veteran Affairs


Biotech drug maker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drug maker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.


Related Topix: Amgen, Anemia, Health, Marketing, Cambridge, MA

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News