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USDA orders farms to report deadly pig virus

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.


Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

6 hrs ago | WTVG-TV Toledo

Virus killing piglets in Ohio and Michigan

The cold winter we just came through helped fuel a virus in pigs. It's threatening pork production and pushing up prices.


Related Topix: Ohio, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Natural Disasters, Lucas County, OH

10 hrs ago | WTNH

Forum on drug abuse hears from recovering addicts

People who abused heroin and other drugs described how they quit as officials called for a comprehensive approach to deal with what they called an epidemic and scourge.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, New Haven, CT

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Marion Star

Heroin overdose deaths hit record high in Ohio

A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and a public health crisis.


Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Natural Disasters, Cuyahoga County, OH, Cleveland, OH, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Live Science

Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Natural Disasters

Proctor Journal


Learn what people are willing to do in the name of a great meal. Read their answers and see if you agree.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Natural Disasters, Medicare

Effectiveness claims for Tamiflu overestimated

You read this here last November: for almost 5 years health experts in Britain have warned that there was not sufficient evidence to show that Tamiflu reduces the spread of influenza.


Related Topix: Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic), Medicine, Influenza, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Natural Disasters

University of Cambridge

New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalised' farmers

Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with the most suicides and areas where impoverished farmers are trying to grow crops that suffer from wild price fluctuations due to India's relatively recent shift to free market economics.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters, Mathematics, Suicide

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTKA-AM Ann Arbor

AG Eric Holder Highlights Heroin Death Epidemic

Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday told a group of police leaders it is time for street cops to start carrying the drug Narcan that can reverse deadly heroin overdoses.


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

Detroit News

Oakland County authorities address heroin 'epidemic' at forum

'I thought this would be a great thing for us,' said Weir of Lyon Township. 'I thought Dan could be a speaker for them.'


Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters

The Macon Telegraph

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chan Lai Ly, right, has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician's assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters

Why It's Costing Americans Up to 20 Percent More to Bring Home the Bacon

Americans' love affair with bacon is about to get more expensive. The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has wiped out baby pigs at an alarming rate in 27 pork-producing states, meaning it could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fix.


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

UCLA panel discusses global health evolution over next two decades

The panel discussed the concept of global health convergence within 20 years and the simultaneous shift in emphasis from infectious to chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer UCLA Health System delivers stat-of-the-art healthcare to Angelenos as well as the rest of the nation.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Seattle Times

New nasal spray offers hope in fighting a flu epidemic

Scottish and U.S. scientists have found a way to prevent flu infections that could, in theory, be used to fight an epidemic long before a vaccine is ready.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at riskDoctors, medical...

Investigation shows that more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, medical technicians and health care aides are abusing or dependent on drugs in a given year, and studies suggest the number could be far higher.


Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Asbury Park Press

Healthy Living: Doctor weighs in on obesity 'epidemic'

More than 60 Monmouth and Ocean county-based primary care physicians and specialists on April 8 heard Dr. Seun Sowemimo of Prime Surgicare in Freehold share insights on obesity -- what he called an "epidemic" in modern America.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Medicine, Ocean County, NJ, Genetics

Detroit Free Press

Pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan, state says

The Michigan agriculture department says a virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in the state.


Related Topix: Michigan, Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat


Cargill expects flour merger with ConAgra to be finalized in 6-8 weeks

U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc CARG.UL expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Food, Cargill, ConAgra Foods, Agriculture, Science, Canada, Natural Disasters


Younger adults hit hardest this flu season

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention