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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Officials finalize prescribing restrictions on the most-abused painkiller in the US

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

4 hrs ago | The Tribune

Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on a cadaver donor.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Heart Failure, Health

8 hrs ago | WGN-TV Chicago

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.

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Related Topix: Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel, Emory University

13 hrs ago | ABC News

Reactions in Asia to Instant Noodle Study

A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Smoking, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NewsOK.com

Hertz and American Eagle are big market movers

The clothing retailer reported a steep drop in quarterly profit on weak sales, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations The mobile Internet services company said China Telecom will offer its vLife technology as part of a mobile cloud platform.

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Related Topix: Genetics

ABC News

Pryor's 'Obamacare' Ad Highlights His Cancer Fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Sarcoma, Health, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

Lowell Sun

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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Related Topix: Curt Schilling, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, DanaFarber Cancer Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Globe and Mail

Remember Heartbleed? Massive hospital hack linked to bug

To quote Codenomicon : The affected code is called OpenSSL and "is the most popular open source cryptographic library and TLS implementation used to encrypt traffic on the Internet."

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Related Topix: Codenomicon, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Rock Hill Herald

Panel eyes dry needling by physical therapists

The Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, which meets Wednesday in Newark, has been charged with developing regulations to add dry needling to the definition of the practice of physical therapy.

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Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Health

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

A patient in a California hospital is being tested for a possible Ebola infection, according to a hospital official's statement.

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Related Topix: Kaiser Permanente, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Sacramento, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting.

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Related Topix: Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock, Bon Jovi, Als, Health

Ledger-Enquirer.com

FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Cambridge, MA

Sunherald.com

AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial

The company announced in October 2013 that federal officials were looking into the 18,000-patient study, which began in 2009.

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Related Topix: US News, Plavix, Clopidogrel (generic)

GPB.org

Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Health Insurance, Health

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Survey shows ongoing struggle against hunger

Need outside help to feed your family? You're in solid company. A new survey reveals that one in seven Americans -- more than 46 million people -- relies on charitable programs and services to get the nutrition they need to remain healthy.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Non-Profit, Entertainment

Sunherald.com

Western Michigan medical school starts year

TV reports the Homer Stryker School of Medicine Class of 2018 kicked off the year on Monday.

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Related Topix: Stryker, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Concentric Medical, Stryker Endoscopy, Oakland University

Mon Aug 18, 2014

ABC News

In New Book, Ryan Takes on Stubborn GOP Orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Alcoholism, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Entertainment

KWNN-FM Stockton

Charlie Sheen Puts Twist on Ice Bucket Challenge

After being challenged by Ryan Miller, the husband of his Anger Management co-star Noureen DuWolf, Charlie Sheen did what so many celebrities have done recently and took on the ALS Foundation's Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Related Topix: Charlie Sheen, Celebrities, Als, Health

WTOC-TV Savannah

Doctors ID new ways to get more kids vaccinated

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Mumps

12NewsNow.Com

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

By Jose Pagliery NEW YORK -- Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Computer Security, Science / Technology

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