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42 min ago | Prince George Citizen
When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey.
2 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers
Poorer women were more likely to report that they were not treated respectfully by health workers or spoken to in a way that they could understand during antenatal care and labour, a survey found Poorer women were more likely to report that they were not treated respectfully by health workers or spoken to in a way that they could understand during antenatal care and labour, a survey found More needs to be done to help poor women through pregnancy, experts have said after new research found that they have a worse experience than better-off mothers-to-be. Researchers from Oxford University analysed the 2010 National Maternity Survey, which included findings from more than 5,300 women who had given birth in England.
2 hrs ago | Click Orlando
Andrea Jaime was at Georgetown University to study nursing, hoping to make a difference in the lives of the sick and the ailing. But before she could graduate as a nurse, she became a patient.
6 hrs ago | Air Force Times
Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control. 'If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us,' Obama said Tuesday after briefings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
6 hrs ago | The Item
President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid would be enough and was coming in time.
11 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City
What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis analyzed the DNA of more than 4,000 people with schizophrenia.
14 hrs ago | KSSN-FM Little Rock
Another summer has passed, and with its passing the rites of autumn have begun. Verklempt parents, myself included, have put their children on school buses for the first time.
16 hrs ago | Door Reminder
Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine state cases of enterovirus 68 suspected Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
20 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News
The very last buyout checks, totalling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They're the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia, when the leaf became the chief cash crop of the Jamestown colony.
New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.
In this photo from Sept. 10, 2014, which was released by the Nebraska Medical Center, ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, unseen, via a video link .
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen per cent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 per cent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
Zadora representative Eileen Koch said in an email Monday the singer-actress was released from University Medical Center in Las Vegas and plans to travel to Los Angeles next week for surgery for a compound ankle fracture.
A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids across the U.S. has parents across the country worried. Take a look at what you need to know about enteroviruses.
Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say. The King County Department of Public Health in Washington state is investigating "a confirmed case of measles infection" in a traveler who was at the airport while he or she was contagious.
Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead says the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.
France's president says there's "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. AP's Dan Perry finds that much of the problem lies in the region's Sunni-Shiite divide, which outsiders tend to underestimate repeatedly.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:41 pm
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