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52 min ago | Mental Help Net

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration

4 hrs ago | USA Today

Suspected Ebola patient negative for deadly disease

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center tested negative for the Ebola virus, health officials said Thursday night.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

9 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Ebola response of MSF and 'boiling frog' WHO under scrutiny

Health workers, wearing head-to-toe protective gear, prepare for work, outside an isolation unit in Foya District, Lofa County, Liberia in this July 2014 UNICEF handout photo.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Avoiding ticks is key to preventing Lyme disease

Robin Ann Wolfender was infected with Lyme disease in 1979, when she was a 19-year-old summer camp counselor at Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont.


Related Topix: tick, Health, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Catoctin Mountain Park, US National Parks, Arthritis

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QuickStats: Death Rates from Unintentional Drowning, by Age Group and Sex - United States, 2011

A total of 3,961 deaths from unintentional drowning were reported in the United States in 2011.


Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote nursing than those in areas with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds.


ABC News

Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Says 'God Saved My Life'

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola while in Africa, gives an update on his condition at a press conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Aug. 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Tuskegee students have returned home

All six of the Tuskegee University students in Liberia have returned safely to the United States.


Related Topix: Tuskegee, AL, Tuskegee University, Liberia, Africa Travel, Africa, Travel, Liberia Travel, World News

Medical News

Study identifies protein that appears to play key role in protecting...

The protein, interleukin-32, was discovered to be one biomarker of adequate host defense against TB.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014


CDC Ebola Failure Will Add to Public Distrust of Government

It's no wonder Americans don't trust the government. Sandwiched between ideological zealots at the IRS and the EPA and massive corruption at the Veterans Administration, the public is being exposed to the consequences of bureaucracies running wild.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Opinion

Mental Help Net

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of those it infects, researchers report.


Related Topix: Immunology, Microbiology, Biology, Science, University of Texas Medical Branch, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KUGN-AM Eugene

US Hospitals Have Had 68 Ebola Scares, CDC Says

American hospitals and state labs have handled at least 68 Ebola scares over the last three weeks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Teen birth rate has dropped dramatically in last two decade

U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Human Sexuality

CDC: Oklahoma teen birth rate second-highest in US

The Oklahoman reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2012 findings on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Family, Teenagers

Medical News

Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy gets $4M grant from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $4 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to help the Center continue its mission of making discoveries that save lives and reduce costs due to injuries.


Related Topix: Health

The China Post

1st dengue death reported in Kaohsiung, public urged to take precautions: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control yesterday announced that the first death from dengue fever this year occurred in Kaohsiung, where most cases were found so far, and reminded people to take some precautions, especially for diabetes and hypertension patients.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times Herald

Hospital: Calif. patient may have been exposed to Ebola

A hospital in northern California reports that it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus.


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

Times Herald

Patient tested for Ebola virus in Calif. hospital

A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is being te sted for possible exposure to the Ebola virus , officials confirmed.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Autos, Entertainment

The Macon Telegraph

Mobile County teen being treated for malaria

Mobile County Health Officer Dr. Bernard Eichold says the teen was in Uganda when she contracted the mosquito-borne illness and has been hospitalized since Monday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health