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1 hr ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Seizures, Colorado Springs, CO, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Fasting

10 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Parkinson's treatment could change

The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson's could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Island Packet

Teen's cancer story mirrors 'Fault in Our Stars'

Faith Brown poses for a portrait next to a photograph of herself in her room in Brooksville, Fla., Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Brooksville, FL, Oncology

Deseret News

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

In this Thursday, May 3, 2012 file photo, Nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Genetics, Medicine

Merced Sun-Star

US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote "significant time" to investigating medical fraud.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Sioux Falls, SD, Medicine, Medicare

Bradenton.com

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

News Herald

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize

Doctors say they're increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war after Israel resumes fighting

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Life, Fasting, Ramadan

KOB-TV New Mexico

2 horses on Navajo Nation have West Nile virus

The Daily Times reported Friday that the Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program confirmed the diagnosis.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Island Packet

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

"This is an issue where you're making up my views," Gillespie said, who added that he thinks birth control pills should be available without a prescription.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Women's Health, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government

Merced Sun-Star

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicaid

Washington Times

Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Epidemiology

KMBC-TV

This won't be the AIDS-free generation

He was just 18 years old when he got the news. It was the summer before his senior year in high school.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Social Software, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Human Sexuality, Australia, World News,

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Surgeries cancelled over fear of rare disease

Surgeries cancelled over fear of rare disease The Ledger reports that the surgical instruments in question were on a tray at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Lakeland, FL, Polk County, FL, Mad Cow Disease

Sunherald.com

Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

Lavish buffets and cellphone apps. Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, is a boon for retailers in the Middle East, South Asia and beyond.

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Related Topix: Life, Ramadan, Cellphones, Religion, Islam, Fashion, DKNY, Designers, Fasting

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O'Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Cherry Hill, NJ, Medicine, Health, Franklinville, NJ, Chiropractic

Canada.com

Ottawa sitting on $730 million stockpile of uncashed taxes, other benefits

Ottawa is sitting on a stockpile of more than $730 million in uncashed tax refunds and other government cheques, according to Public Works Canada.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Long Term Care

The News-Star

State's first West Nile death of year reported in Caddo Parish

The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, tells the Times she cannot provide other information, citing confidentiality rules.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Louisiana

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Minor league general manager gets prostate exam in front of entire stadium

A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness - he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Prostate Cancer

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