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3 hrs ago | Weyburn This Week

Producers want more federal help to deal with highly contagious pig virus

Hog producers want more help from Ottawa to deal with a virus detected in four provinces that has already killed millions of baby pigs in the United States.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Free Republic

Banker Death 'Epidemic' Spreads To China

Until now, the terrible trail of dead bankers has been only among US and European financial executives.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, China, Asia, World News

Salmon Arm Observer

1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record

It wasn't as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year's influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Vaccinations, Medicine, Influenza, Natural Disasters

Toledo Blade

U.S. weighs clemency for certain prisoners

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Natural Disasters, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters, Air Accidents

WLNE-TV Providence

Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters, Air Accidents


Hundreds of cases of pig virus reported in Ill.

The State Journal-Register reports there were 360 cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea in Illinois through March.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat


Deadly water epidemic 'could strike again' in Haiti

In January 2010 a seven-point magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti , killing more than 250,000 people and damaging its infrastructure, including some water systems.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, World News

ABC 27

Overdose reversal drug gives hope to Pa.'s heroin epidemic

It's cheap. "Two bags sells for $40," said by an undercover police detective. It's easy to find.


Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Quincy, MA

Scientific American

Food Security and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Layla Eplett writes about the anthropology of food. She has a Masters in Social Anthropology of Development from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and loves getting a taste of all kinds of culture--gastronomic, traditional, and sometimes accidentally, bacterial.


Related Topix: Health, HIV/AIDS, Anthropology, Science, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Medicine, Nutrition, Senegal, Natural Disasters

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Journal

How we can fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic

This week, government officials, law enforcement, business leaders, healthcare professionals, and substance abuse experts will gather in Atlanta for the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Natural Disasters

WMFD-TV Mansfield

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

The Ohio District Five Area Agency on Aging held a roundtable discussion as part of Governor John Kasich and First Lady Karen Kasich's Start Talking initiative.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, US Governors, John Kasich, Marketing, Mansfield, OH

News9 Oklahoma City

Too much codeine still prescribed to U.S. kids

Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Influenza, Health, Natural Disasters

The Age

Victoria's family violence epidemic

Family members and friends of Fiona Warzywoda at a vigil in the very spot she was allegedly killed by her de facto in Sunshine.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam sees vaccination rush as measles deaths hit 123

People jostle for a measles shot at the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City in the morning of April 21. PHOTO COURTESY OF TUOI TRE Adults and children have been flocking the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City to seek measles vaccination as the fatalities on infected children have reached at least 123 nationwide.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, World News, Vietnam, Natural Disasters


Health Check: When is 'The Flu' Really a Cold?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.


Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Medicine, Headache, Health, Influenza, Sore Throat, Natural Disasters

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

How Congress Can Fight the Alzheimer's Epidemic

Not many people know it, but one of the best ways to curb future health-care spending is with a drug that slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Natural Disasters

Science Daily

Ginseng can treat, prevent influenza, RSV, researcher finds

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings.


Related Topix: Ginseng, Supplement, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Nutrition, Herbalism, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

The Scarlet

Obesity, diabetes on the table at 2014 Family Impact Seminar

"A Lot On Our Plate: Chronic Health Threats in Massachusetts" was the Institute's fifth Family Impact Seminar, which attracts legislators and officials from various state and private agencies.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Clark University, Natural Disasters, Nutrition, Worcester, MA

Cambs Times

Doctors warn of skin cancer 'epidemic' as country's post war...

Specialists have warned that skin cancer cases in East Anglia are set to rise over the next three decades after a department at a Norfolk hospital saw its caseload treble in the space of six years.


Related Topix: Health, Skin Cancer, Medicine, Natural Disasters, Surgery, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, Plastic Surgery