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34 min ago | National Public Radio

Kids Get Codeine In ER Despite Risks, Guidelines

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pediatrics, Round Rock, TX

2 hrs ago | West Australian

Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca - report

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.


Related Topix: Cholesterol, Health

6 hrs ago | CTV

Kevin Sharp is shown in a book cover image.

Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died.


Related Topix: Country, Fair Oaks, CA, Redding, CA, Sarcoma

11 hrs ago | WTKA-AM Ann Arbor

Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'

A woman who took part in a ground-breaking study in which scientists were able to use her cells to engineer lab-grown vaginas is speaking about the procedure that changed her life.


Related Topix: Genetics, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

15 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Hospital agrees to pay $7 million to settle suit

The suit was filed in July 2011 by the director of operations for the doctors' practice at All Children's.


Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL

19 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Ohio hospital pioneering robotic catheter use

Magellan Robotic Catheter Systems are being used at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.


Related Topix: Miami Valley Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Wright State University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

FOX Carolina

Clemson University considers tobacco ban

The chairman of Clemson University's Board of Trustees says a task force is discussing a policy that would ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors.


Related Topix: Clemson University, Smoking, Health

Daily Herald

Lack of psychiatrists hits mental health patients

The Health Resources and Services Administration reports more than half the state's counties have a shortage of mental health professionals.


Related Topix: Psychiatry

Lexington Herald-Leader

Demand increasing for paid caregivers

The 66-year-old Sioux City man never thought he would instead be taking care of Alicia Johnson, 53, who suffers from congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and diabetes.


Related Topix: Heart Failure, Nursing, Long Term Care


$14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke

A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.


Related Topix: Stroke, Health, Birth Control

National Public Radio

Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Entomology, Maui County, HI

Norwalk Citizen News

NC woman to climb Kilimanjaro to focus on diabetes

A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes.


Related Topix: Health, Diabetes, Non-Profit, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

MCM Klosterfrau Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH in Consumer Health...

Discover key contact details, the company background and their competitive positioning through this collection of snapshot company profiles.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

Fri Apr 18, 2014

SARS revisited? Sharp jump in cases, hospital outbreaks raise MERS concerns

For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by a cousin virus is creating a sense of sharp unease.


Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, World News, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Middle East Travel, Oman Travel

FOX Carolina

Police: Girl, 4, finds pill inside Easter egg

Police say a suburban Detroit pre-school student opened a plastic Easter egg following a school party and found a pill used to treat anxiety and other problems.


Related Topix: Mount Clemens, MI, Roseville, MI, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic)

Norwalk Citizen News

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson, of Atlanta, right, has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681,Marietta, Ga.


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


Oil-swishing craze: Snake oil or all-purpose remedy?

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 -- Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily.


Related Topix: Health, Chiropractic, Nevada City, CA, Dentistry

WAVE-TV Louisville

Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies.


Related Topix: Allergy, Health

Chilliwack Times

Medical pot rules unleash 'bedlam' among B.C. doctors

B.C. doctors are being divided into two camps - the ones who will prescribe medical marijuana to their patients and the majority who won't.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Braintree and Witham Times

NHS whistleblower wins tribunal

Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" by the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, according to his lawyers Cardiologist Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" by the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust during a years-long "witch hunt", according to Ashfords LLP.


Related Topix: Cardiology, Nursing