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25 min ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.

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Related Topix: Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Ohio

3 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Sierre Leone Ebola doctor contracts virus

A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Travel, Sierra Leone Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Freetown, Sierra Leone Travel, Guinea, Guinea Travel

3 hrs ago | News Observer

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

Purdue Pharma's new drug Targiniq ER is an extended release tablet that combines oxycodone - the active ingredient in OxyContin - with the drug naloxone.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Epidemic, Natural Disasters

6 hrs ago | The Olympian

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

In this July 11, 2014 photo, patient Amanda Thornton, left, of Aloha, Ore., speaks with primary care doctor John Guerreiro at a clinic run by the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Beaverton, Ore.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Medicaid, Health, Aloha, OR, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

10 hrs ago | Daily World

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

The head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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

11 hrs ago | Manufacturing.net

Inspection Finds Issues At GSK Vaccine Plant

A recent Health Canada inspection of the country's only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals.

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Related Topix: Influenza, Health, Canada, Food and Drug Administration

16 hrs ago | Click Orlando

5 myths about the sudden urge to 'go'

Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.

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19 hrs ago | WKYT

Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters

San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.

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Related Topix: Nutrition

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Ohio.com

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

CHARLESTON, W.Va.: A West Virginia health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a pain management clinic was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, McMechen, WV, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology

Chilliwack Times

B.C. back in black, deep in debt

When the audited public accounts confirmed a $353 million surplus for the last fiscal year, B.C. Liberal political staff were quick to remind reporters of the NDP's main theme from last year's election campaign.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Canada, Opinion

EDGE

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Las Vegas, NV, Transgender

WECT-TV Wilmington

MERS virus found in air in camel barn

Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

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Related Topix: Genetics

Cybercast News Service

Marlboro maker Altria's 2Q profit stays flat

Marlboro maker Altria Group posted flat second-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.

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Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Philip Morris USA, Smoking, Health

The Macon Telegraph

Music festival raises $11,000 for cancer center

The money raised by the festival will benefit Branches of Hope, the Cancer Patient Fund at Central Vermont Medical Center's National Life Cancer Treatment Center.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health

Daily World

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

The largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients shows that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes - some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Smoking, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KMBC-TV

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Health, Genetics, Life, Food, Nutrition

Marine Corps Times

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Brandon Sun

Florida smoker's widow: $23B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Smoking, Health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

ABC News

New Orleans Putting Smoked Butts in a Better Place

The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Canada, Atlantic City, NJ, Smoking, Health

The Town Talk

Hopkins settles pelvic exam suits for $190 million

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world's most prestigious medical centers $190 million in a settlement with more than 8,000 women.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins Health System, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Suicide

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