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1 hr ago |

Last call for hospital staff award nominations

The Oxford Mail has teamed up with the trust to celebrate the work done by staff at our hospitals who have made a difference.


Related Topix: Nursing

4 hrs ago |

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

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


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

8 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Ellis Island Hospital Tours Coming in October

For the first time in 60 years, visitors to Ellis Island will be able to reenter its south-side hospital this October.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Non-Profit

Mon Sep 01, 2014

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Andover Advertiser

Steep rise in skin cancer figures

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41% in just five years, new figures show.


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health, Dermatology

Ebola Briton doing 'pretty well'

Senior Matron Breda Athan demonstrates the use of a high level isolation apparatus in the High Secure Infectious Disease Unit at The Royal Free Hospital The 29-year-old's parents Robin and Jackie said that their son is better than they thought he would be.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

A study revealed that eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease

Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40%, a study has found.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Heart Disease, Health, Hypertension

Train your brain to crave healthy food

We know, that wasn't the quick fix to afternoon ice cream binges you were hoping for.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science, Opinion


Study: Early school start times hinder students

As kids all across the country once again set their alarms for back-to-school wake-up calls, one group of doctors says if those students don't snooze, they could lose.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Sleep, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing, Education

PhysOrg Weblog

US judge blocks enforcement of new abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law.


Related Topix: Abortion

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Audit: Los Angeles County nursing home inspections prove lacking

Los Angeles County public health officials inappropriately closed nursing home investigations and failed to follow state guidelines on prioritizing complaints, according to an audit released this week.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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US Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law

District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard.


Related Topix: Abortion

Yeovil Express

Many people "simply do not know that children get cancer", research by a cancer charity has found.

The lack of public awareness of the "devastating" impact that childhood cancer has on families across the UK is evident in a survey by CLIC Sargent, a cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health

Bacteria offers bowel cancer clue

Working with mice, the researchers showed that fatty food shifted the composition of gut flora - the diverse population of bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract.


Related Topix: Genetics


Nearly 100 dogs seized in Houston-area bankruptcy

The Houston Chronicle reports that U.S. District Judge David Jones signed an order Friday allowing Houston Collie Rescue to remove the dogs from the home of optometrist Elaine Kmiec.


Related Topix: Optometry

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Kentucky suspends Harlan doctor over staff prescriptions

A doctor practicing at Harlan ARH Hospital has been suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure after receiving an anonymous tip he was prescribing diet pills to the nursing staff.


Related Topix: Harlan, KY, Nursing, Drug Enforcement Administration

Yeovil Express

Medical experts are urging the Government to set up a taskforce to tackle childhood obesity

The professional body representing GPs has warned that an entire generation will be "destroyed" by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks unless urgent action is taken.


Related Topix: Nursing, Life, Nutrition, Food

Sat Aug 30, 2014


Positive outlook can help people stay lively as they age

It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer, but research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature.


Related Topix: Genetics

San Bernardino County Sun

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

A woman, center, reacts as she and others celebrate on the streets outside of West Point, that have been closed in by Liberian security forces to stop all movement the past week in a attempt to control the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Biotech, Infectious Diseases, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, and when they turned to opiates, heroin was their first choice.


Related Topix: Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Opinion