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3 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

Antibiotics legislation aims at farms, hospitals: Kevin Mullin and...

With growing research on how the widespread use of antibiotics in both farm animals and as prescribed in hospitals is rendering them less effective, three legislative proposals are taking aim at both sides of the issue.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, South San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA

8 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

A look back over 30 years of AIDS

Before AIDS got its name, it was a mystery disease, killing mostly young, homosexual men in a horrible way -- and no one knew why.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

'I saw firsthand the spirochetes': An exclusive interview with Dr. Philip Tierno

Spring has arrived, and with it, the beginning of camping and hiking season. However, something as simple as a walk in the woods can mean exposure to deer ticks, some of which carry dangerous bacteria.


Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Genetics

Washington State Department of Health

Birth defect data shows rare condition again above national rates in 2013

State health officials have released new data showing a rare birth defect in a three county area of the state remains above expected rates.

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Related Topix: Anencephaly, Health, Folic Acid, Supplement

Washington Examiner

WVa chemical safe level based on 2 weeks exposure

When federal officials decided what chemical levels West Virginians could safely consume in water tainted by a January spill, their standard assumed people would be exposed for two weeks, not 100-plus days.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, West Virginia, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Earl Ray Tomblin

Indiana's NewsCenter

CDC Data Show Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections in 2013

The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. CDC's annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States.


Related Topix: Food Science, Agriculture, Science, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

CBS Local

Study: Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA 'Superbug' Found In US Homes

An anti-biotic resistant "superbug" that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new "reservoir" location: inside U.S. homes.


Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Medicine

CBS Local

L.I. City Looks To Add E-Cigarettes To Anti-Smoking Laws Already On The Books

As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello wants his city to add e-cigarettes to its smoking prohibition ordinances already on the books.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, talks with GOP Assembly members Diane Harkey, of Dana Point, left, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, after the Assembly approved his smoking bill banning smoking in home day care centers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Sacramento, CA, Department of Energy

Managing Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people suffered from diabetes in 2010 with 90-95% of all cases of type 2. The costs associated directly and indirectly, i.e. missed work, to this disease was 174 billion dollars in 2007.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Genetics

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

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 and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Drugs, Pediatrics, UC San Francisco

WDWB-TV Southfield

New CDC Data Show Declines in Some Diabetes-Related Complications Among U.S. Adults

Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

That's the promising word from Mary Jean Brown, chief of the lead poisoning prevention program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



How Wikipedia May Be Able To Track Flu Ourbreaks

Wikipedia may be able to tell us when we're experiencing an outbreak of flu. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital studied when flu-related Wikipedia articles were accessed from December 2007 to August 2013.


Vancouver Sun

Second wave of flu causing widespread illness in U.S. Northeast: CDC

Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health

Proctor Journal


A few powerful spring cleaning steps can help you combat indoor inanimate allergens, so you can breathe happy, even when spring allergens make their way into your home.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Triple Pundit

Boston Doctors Fight Obesity with Prescribe-a-Bike Program

A bike ride a day might in fact keep the doctor away. In a new move to help reduce obesity in low-income neighborhoods, doctors in Boston are writing bike share prescriptions as an alternative to traditional medication.


Related Topix: Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Preparing for coronary artery bypass surgery

If you have recently been diagnosed with a heart attack, stable angina or severe coronary artery disease , you may be facing open heart surgery for surgical revascularization .


Related Topix: Medicine, Plavix, Clopidogrel (generic)

CBS Local

Chicago Family Makes Difference For Autism Awareness

For Michelle and Peter Doyle, a trip to the doctor's office with their daughter Calen in 2006 changed their lives forever.


Pollen linked to rising suicide rate

According to a study published in the BMJ journals, pollen is a potential explanation or reason for the seasonal effects on suicide rates.


Related Topix: Suicide, Depression, Health