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Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

Chief Ebola Doctor-Contracts VirusFOX News

Chief Ebola Doctor-Contracts Virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak ...

China lifts quarantine after plague death

Quarantine Lifted After-Plague Death

China today lifted a nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern city where a man died of plague. The decision to lift the ban came as authorities found no other case of plague. A total of 151 people who had close contact with the infected man had ...

232 teeth removed from Indian boy's head

Indian Boy Has 232-Teeth RemovedUSA Today

Indian Boy Has 232-Teeth Removed

But then we started to get tired. We counted 232 teeth," 17-year-old Ashik Gavai's doctor tells the BBC. At one point, they also took a chisel and hammer to remove fragments of a "marble-like" structure in the boy's jaw, the Telegraph reports. The surgery ...

Schizophrenia has many genetic links, study says

Schizophrenia Has-Many Genetic Links

NEW YORK - More than 100 locations on the human genome may play a role in a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia, according to a new study. While the results do not have an immediate effect on those living with the psychiatric disorder, one of the ...

Bangladesh jails three over drug scam that killed hundreds of children

Paracetamol Not-Enough For Back …Channel News Asia

Paracetamol Not-Enough For Back …

DHAKA: A court on Tuesday sentenced three Bangladeshis to jail for making and selling a toxic paracetamol syrup that doctors say ... They killed so many children that there was not enough room in the cemetery for burial." The tragedy was first exposed ...

New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

Abuse-Deterrent-Painkiller ApprovedCNN

Abuse-Deterrent-Painkiller Approved

(CNN)-- In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone seem like strange bedfellows. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller, while naloxone is used to reverse painkiller overdose. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug combining the ...

McDonald's halts nuggets sales in Hong Kong

McDonald's Halts-Nuggets Sales In HKBBC

McDonald's Halts-Nuggets Sales In HK

Fast food chain McDonald's has suspended sale of chicken nuggets and some other products in Hong Kong. It said it had imported chicken and pork from Shanghai Husi Food, the Chinese firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food firms.

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

'Exciting' Drug-Flushes Out HIVBBC

'Exciting' Drug-Flushes Out HIV

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of hiding. HIV can become part of someone's DNA and lie dormant for decades, making a cure impossible. Early stage research in six people, reported at the Aids ...

Beef environmental impact greater than pork, study finds

Beef Environmental-Impact Greater …The Christian Science Monitor

Beef Environmental-Impact Greater …

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts ...

Probiotics may lower blood pressure

Probiotics May Lower-Blood PressureCBS News

Probiotics May Lower-Blood Pressure

Probiotics -- the healthy bacteria found in yogurt and certain dietary supplements -- may lower blood pressure levels. According to a new study, published in the journal Hypertension, taking supplements with live microorganisms that are also found in the ...

Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug working'

Bedtime Light 'May-Stop Cancer Drug'

Even low levels of light in bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, US researchers have warned. Animal tests showed light, equivalent to that from street lamps, could lead to tumours becoming resistant to the widely used drug Tamoxifen.

Shift workers 'face type 2 diabetes risk'

Shift Workers 'Face-Diabetes Risk'BBC

Shift Workers 'Face-Diabetes Risk'

It is thought that disruption to the body clock affects waistlines, hormones and sleep - which could increase the risk. Diabetes UK said shift workers should eat a healthy balanced diet. The disease can lead to blindness, increase the risk of heart attacks ...

APNewsBreak: Study recommends valley fever test to decide who to house at 2 California prisons

APNewsBreak: Study Recommends Valley Fever Test To Decide Who To House At 2 California PrisonsUS News and World Report

APNewsBreak: Study Recommends Valley Fever Test To Decide Who To House At 2 California Prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen ...

Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” Bill Wins Federal Appeals Court Approval in 2-1 Ruling

Florida’s “Docs Vs  Glocks” Bill Wins Federal Appeals Court Approval In 2-1 RulingFlaglerLive

Florida’s “Docs Vs Glocks” Bill Wins Federal Appeals Court Approval In 2-1 Ruling

A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s controversial “docs vs. glocks” bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced. In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

App helps consumers compare health care service costs

App Helps Consumers Compare Health Care Service CostsDeseret News

App Helps Consumers Compare Health Care Service Costs

UnitedHealthcare and other organizations are offering services that enable people to comparison shop for medical services. The information is available through the Health4Me app. SALT LAKE CITY " A new mobile application could help patients and consumers ...

Border-kid bashing: Stop the fear-mongering

Border-kid Bashing: Stop The Fear-mongeringNew York Post

Border-kid Bashing: Stop The Fear-mongering

The good news at the US border with Mexico is that the flood of children from Central America crossing illegally, now totaling nearly 60,000, has slowed. The bad news is that those whose aim it is to stop legal immigration reform are using the kids to fan ...

Ragweed Blowing in Early, Nothing to Sneeze At

Ragweed Blowing In Early  Nothing To Sneeze Atabc 6 ON YOUR SIDE

Ragweed Blowing In Early Nothing To Sneeze At

COLUMBUS (Terri Sullivan/Sean Rowe) -- Sniffling and sneezing? Itchy, watery eyes? You are not alone. A common allergy is set to pounce ahead of schedule. Dr. Grace Ryu, of Midwest Allergies, says ragweed is now on the radar. "I have seen it out in the ...

30 Serious Injuries, Incidents in 18 Months at Local Veterans Affairs Facilities

30 Serious Injuries  Incidents In 18 Months At Local Veterans Affairs FacilitiesNBC Washington 4

30 Serious Injuries Incidents In 18 Months At Local Veterans Affairs Facilities

Many veterans suffer injury or death as a result of the care they received at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, but the VA won’t disclose how or why -- valuable information for vets deciding where to get their health care. At least 30 ...

Dog makes brave recovery from severe burns

Dog Makes Brave Recovery From Severe BurnsEagle-Tribune

Dog Makes Brave Recovery From Severe Burns

LAWRENCE " Some way, somehow, Papi, a 7-pound dog, survived after suffering severe burns in a 3-alarm fire at his 638 Haverhill St. home the early morning of June 21. Papi, a pure-bred Pomeranian, was rushed to Angell Animal Medical Hospital in critical ...

Medical marijuana rules for doctors raise concerns

Medical Marijuana Rules For Doctors Raise ConcernsThe Baltimore Sun

Medical Marijuana Rules For Doctors Raise Concerns

Proposed rules for Maryland's nascent medical marijuana system are drawing objections from a leading advocate, who says the regulations could discourage doctors from participating. Del. Dan K. Morhaim, one of the chief sponsors of the legislation ...

Clock is ticking on Soles for Souls shoe delivery

Clock Is Ticking On Soles For Souls Shoe Deliverykcra.com

Clock Is Ticking On Soles For Souls Shoe Delivery

The group Soles for Souls has been collecting money to send 800 pairs of brand-new shoes across the country to the underprivileged children of Coeburn and Norton in Virginia. The problem? The shoes might not get there in time. Roughly 500 pairs of shoes ...

Increase in gonorrhea alarms health officials

Increase In Gonorrhea Alarms Health Officials

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A jump in the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea over the past year in rural southwestern Oregon has state and local health officials alarmed and puzzled. Ruth Helsley, sexually transmitted disease program ...

USDA releases list of Texas stores affected by Listeria recall

USDA Releases List Of Texas Stores Affected By Listeria RecallKetk NBC News

USDA Releases List Of Texas Stores Affected By Listeria Recall

Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, recalled Thursday approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food ...

California Police Seek Homeless Man To Keep Him From Spreading Highly Contagious TB

California Police Seek Homeless Man To Keep Him From Spreading Highly Contagious TBHNGN

California Police Seek Homeless Man To Keep Him From Spreading Highly Contagious TB

On Thursday prosecutors in Northern California said they have obtained an arrest warrant for a 25-year-old homeless man who was diagnosed with tuberculosis and refused treatment. The police are currently searching for him because he might be contagious and ...

Measles case confirmed in central Indiana

Measles Case Confirmed In IndianaFox 59 History

Measles Case Confirmed In Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (July 25, 2014)"State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in central Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health is working with local health departments and health care providers to identify additional cases of ...

Lou Gehrig's Disease Is Rare, 1st US Count Finds

Lou Gehrig's Disease Is Rare 1st US Count Finds

The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. A national search turned up about 12,000 cases. The numbers reported Thursday translate to 4 cases per 100,000 Americans " similar ...

APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

APNewsBreak: Study Recommends Inmate Immunity Test

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen ...

Federal court upholds Fla.’s docs vs. glocks law

Federal Court Upholds Fla 's Docs Vs Glocks Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. " A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn’t violate the ...

Nurse practitioners to prescribe medical marijuana

Nurse Practitioners To Prescribe Medical MarijuanaWCSH6

Nurse Practitioners To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine (NECN) -- Starting next a week, a whole new group of medical providers will be able to prescribe pot to their patients in Maine. As of August 1, nurse practitioners will be added to the list along with doctors. Call it Pot 101 - an ...

Doctors on Liens

Doctors On LiensLos Angeles Times

Doctors On Liens

Since 1993, Doctors on Liens" has been the premier service for quality medical care on a lien basis. All doctors prescreened and prequalified Hundreds of offices throughout California Dozens of specialties available No hidden costs, commissions or fees ...

Florida law barring gun inquiries by doctors upheld by federal appeals court

Florida Law Barring Gun Inquiries By Doctors Upheld By Federal Appeals CourtThe Christian Science Monitor

Florida Law Barring Gun Inquiries By Doctors Upheld By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Florida law that seeks to bar doctors from discussing firearms safety with their patients " including inquiring whether they keep any guns at home. The action reversed a 2012 injunction issued by a federal judge ...

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled U S Executions Raise Questions About Doctors In Death Chamber

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death, and if things go wrong, expert enough to revive one if an order is given.

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