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3 hrs ago | 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.

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

7 hrs ago | 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."

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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.

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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

NewsOK.com

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 .

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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.

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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, 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.

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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.

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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)

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

WWLP

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.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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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.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News

Daily Journal

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health, Health, Alabama, US Supreme Court

Sunherald.com

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent to treat all forms of skin cancer each year.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Law, Las Vegas, NV

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

The potentially Ebola-related death last week of a Liberian government official whose wife and children live in Minnesota has heightened concerns and inspired a fundraising drive to send medical supplies to Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

NWCN.com

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

The Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based company said net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share, from $906 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Healthcare Industry, Whitehouse Station, NJ

Newindpress

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

WASHINGTON: A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Times Herald

Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skin

Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop - seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health

The Republic

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Fort Worth, TX, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Brandon Sun

CDC: Little risk to US seen from Ebola outbreak in Africa; 2 American aid workers infected

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Control Group

News10.net

Running of any length or speed reduces risk of death

Whether they run 30 minutes a week or two hours a week, runners have a 30% lower risk of death than non-runners.

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Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks, Cardiology

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