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1 hr ago | KION 46

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

5 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

WLBT-TV Jackson

Tonsillectomy for sleep apnea may trigger weight gain

Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Health, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Click Orlando

Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Seizures, Health, Colorado Springs, CO, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)

The Independent

50m patients will be 'turned away' from GP surgeries next year, new research claims

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Related Topix: Family Practice, Nursing

Northern Michigan News

Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia.

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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Brandon Sun

Virus drugmaker fights back against pediatricians group's limits on medicine use for preemies

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the centre of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Synagis, Palivizumab (generic), Infectious Diseases

The News Tribune

Art project to aid Huntington children's hospital

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced July 18 that the City of Huntington is teaming up with the Hoops Family Children's Hospital and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary to launch a collaborative art initiative.

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Related Topix: Huntington Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

WFAA-TV Dallas

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Nursing

Merced Sun-Star

US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote "significant time" to investigating medical fraud.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Sioux Falls, SD, Medicare, Health

Myrtle Beach Online

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts.

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Related Topix: Endocrinology, Longmeadow, MA, East Longmeadow, MA, Business News

Windsor Beacon

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize

Doctors say they're increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Education Etc., Family, Teenagers

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