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1 hr ago | KBCI CBS 2

Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Vaccinations, Health, Nursing

3 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations

The new rules, to be made public Thursday, are expected to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, placing them under the same requirements as cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Education Etc.

5 hrs ago | Proctor Journal

Health/Wellness

No family wants to have summer fun turn into a summer scare. Consider these safety tips to avoid the extra dangers during this active season.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Dead Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Camden County

The dog was up-to-date on its vaccines and has been given a rabies booster. It will also be confined and observed for 45 days from the date of the incident per state law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Apr 23, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Could shared sex toys transmit HPV?

Women with the potentially cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, may be putting their partners at risk if they share sex toys during intimate relations, a new study suggests.

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Health.com

People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as likely to completely recover from their injury than those who didn't finish high school.

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The Modesto Bee

Hepatitis C victim in dental scare writes of fears

The patient - identified as "G. Rains" in court records - has sued Dr. W. Scott Harrington, claiming the dentist deliberately used rusty instruments and re-used contaminated drug vials that led to Rains' infection.

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Related Topix: Dentistry

WATE-TV Knoxville

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men.

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

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Air Accidents

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Air Accidents

The Miami Herald

Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti

The University of Florida on Wednesday opened a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Central America, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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.

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

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.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Examiner.com

'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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