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45 min ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Activism, Marijuana, Food Poisoning, Health

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Saudi Arabia Reports 3 More Deaths From MERS Virus

Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.

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Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

6 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Pfizer considers $101bn bid for AstraZeneca

LONDON: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60bn takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cholesterol

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Bellingham Herald

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

He was 43. His sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at his mother's Fair Oaks, Calif., home, at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

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Related Topix: Country, Medicine, Cancer, Fair Oaks, CA, Redding, CA, Sarcoma

The Daily News Journal

Heaven subject of eternal debate

A 4-year-old Nebraska boy claims in a New York Times best seller that he once visited heaven during an emergency appendectomy.

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Related Topix: Appendicitis, Religion, Islam

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

IA Gets Nearly $72M In Yearly Tobacco Payment Apr. 19

Iowa received $71 million this week from tobacco companies - its annual share of a 1998 landmark legal settlement in which tobacco companies pay states for smoking-related health care costs.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine

EDGE

3,000 Restaurants Participate in Dining Out for Life

On Thursday, April 24, eat dinner out and help save the world! More than 3,000 restaurants across 60 North American cities will participate in Dining Out For Life, hosted by Subaru.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Marketing

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Widower's quilts piece together family stories

Everett Drevs of Estherville, one of the few male quilters in Iowa, shows one of his favorite quilts, which was made from pieces of material taken from the clothes he and his late wife would wear to go dancing.

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Related Topix: Estherville, IA, Life, Quilting, Hobbies, Sewing, Lymphoma

Sat Apr 19, 2014

FOX Carolina

Clemson University considers tobacco ban

The chairman of Clemson University's Board of Trustees says a task force is discussing a policy that would ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors.

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Related Topix: Clemson University, Smoking, Medicine

KHGI

Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.

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Related Topix: Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel, HIV/AIDS, Nigeria, World News,

TheBostonChannel.com

Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

Polls have shown that voters love popular provisions calling for mandatory coverage for maternity care and extending coverage for young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance policies.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Joe Garcia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Opinion

KEPR CBS 19

$14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke

A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.

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Related Topix: Stroke, Medicine, Birth Control

Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions after legislation fails

The bill would have provided funding for needle exchanges to slow disease transmission, and it would have allowed first responders to carry heroin overdose antidotes.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), US Governors, Steve Beshear

Norwalk Citizen News

NC woman to climb Kilimanjaro to focus on diabetes

A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Non-Profit, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Canada.com

SARS revisited? Sharp jump in cases, hospital outbreaks raise MERS concerns

For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by a cousin virus is creating a sense of sharp unease.

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Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Medicine, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, World News, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Middle East Travel, Oman Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daily-Jeff.com

Multiple mumps cases found in central Ohio school

A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Delaware County, OH

National Public Radio

Second Wave Of Milder Flu Hitting Northeast

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

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Control Group

My FOX Chicago

Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

There have been 52 cases of the viral infection reported in Morgan and Sangamon counties so far this year, according to a report in the State Journal-Register.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Health, Mumps, Sangamon County, IL, Springfield, IL

KFVS12

Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy

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