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1 hr ago | CJAD

E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst

Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity but uncertainty over possible Health Canada regulations and restrictions by other regulators are raising concerns for the industry in Canada.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

4 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Operating room black box could provide valuable feedback for surgeons

A Toronto surgeon who is working to adapt black box aviation technology to track surgeries and improve patient outcomes says preliminary results are promising.


Related Topix: Surgery

8 hrs ago | CTV

Experimental drug lowers chance of heart disease death by 20 per cent

A dove flies near the logo of Novartis India Limited at their head office in Mumbai, India, April 1, 2013.


Related Topix: World News, India, Cardiology, Northwestern University

12 hrs ago | SFGate

2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Smoking, Health, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Canadian team evacuated from Ebola zone home

Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Epidemiology, Germany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart

A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children.


Related Topix: Pregnancy, Health


Former deputy charged in double homicide

The ALS ice bucket challenge is continuing to raise money and awareness for the deadly disease.Thursday night some Marshfield Clinic doctors got in on the fun after they were challenged by a family impacted by the disease.The Braun's lost a member of their family this year from ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Lynn Braun's father-in-law, John ... (more)


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Marshfield Clinic, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Merrill, WI, Lincoln County, WI

Science Daily

New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits

The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery.


Related Topix: Genetics

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.


Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Smoking, Health

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Ebola surveillance at Kenema Governement Hospital is done by polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.


Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Harvard University, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NBC Chicago

Seat Fight Forced AA Flight to Land

An American Airlines flight was forced to land in Boston Wednesday night after a French passenger, irate over a reclined seat in front of him, confronted and grabbed a flight crew member, federal prosecutors say.


Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, Hospital Administration, Massachusetts General Hospital, Healthcare Industry, Newark, NJ

ABC News

Court Overturns Suspension of W.Va. Doc's License

A judge has reinstated a West Virginia doctor's medical license a month after it was suspended by the state over procedures at his clinic.


Related Topix: Kanawha County, WV, Osteopathy

The Southtown Star

Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species - including widely feared Asian carp - to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper released Thursday.


Related Topix: Central Michigan University, University of Notre Dame, Genetics


Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.


Related Topix: Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Infectious Diseases, GlaxoSmithKline

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine

U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

Contra Costa Times

Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee investigation dead at age 60

A Daly City dentist who served as a linchpin in the federal weapons trafficking case against state Sen. Leland Yee died of natural causes Tuesday at the age of 60. Wilson Lim, the wheelchair-bound dentist who in his ailing state seemed far from the image of an international gun smuggler as alleged in the case against Yee, died early Tuesday at ... (more)


Related Topix: Dentistry, San Mateo County, CA, Daly City, CA, San Leandro, CA

Workers with the NHS are seeking pay rises

NHS workers will today deliver a giant envelope to the Health Department to mark the start of a ballot for strikes in a bitter row over pay.


Related Topix: Nursing

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to California foster youth

With pressure on California's foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on children, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

News Shopper

Cancer patients are more likely to suffer from major depression, figures show

Large numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Depression, Oncology, Nursing, Lung Cancer

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

You might think that a company called Isis Pharmaceuticals would be itching to change its name in order to avoid confusion with the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .


Related Topix: Biotech, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter, Autos