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45 min ago | SFGate

6 Reasons You Should Spend Some Time In The Sun This Weekend

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Melatonin, Supplement, Vitamin D

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WMDT

Whooping Cough Cases In Delaware Quadruple

Whooping cough cases in Delaware have quadrupled in the past year. The News Journal reports that through August, 202 cases of whooping cough have been reported to health officials.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations

Borehamwood and Elstree Times

Scientists have found that using sunbeds can increase the risk of developing a common skin cancer

Using sunbeds can significantly increase the risk of a potentially serious skin cancer that is more common than melanoma, a study suggests.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer

KFVS12

Ready yourself - flu season is around the corner

The flu is lurking, and although influenza activity is low right now in the U.S., flu outbreaks will usually being as early as October.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You

Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You A new levy aimed at the health care industry is being redirected, in part, to taxpayers Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://usat.ly/1tY3otA States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Medicare

Brandon Sun

E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst

Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity but uncertainty over possible Health Canada regulations and restrictions by other regulators are raising concerns for the industry in Canada.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Marketing, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

The Times

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus The Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed 9 new West Nile cases.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Baton Rouge, LA

SFGate

2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Smoking, Medicine, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Echo-news.co.uk

40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart

A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children.

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Related Topix: Pregnancy, Medicine

Yahoo!

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion ... (more)

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Related Topix: Abortion, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Women's Health, US Supreme Court

SavannahNow

New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.

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Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Smoking, Medicine

KXXV-TV Waco

Hospital's patient care draws federal scrutiny

Federal authorities have determined staff at a Dallas hospital endangered a patient in their care, marking the third time the hospital's been cited since promising to reform its psychiatric services.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Medicare

News Max

Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State to Expand Medicaid

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, AARP

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Porn actor tests positive for HIV, adult film production shut down nationwide

Adult-film studios locally and nationwide were asked to halt production Thursday after a performer tested positive for HIV, a trade group for the industry announced.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Environmental Law, Law

WMDT

West Nile Virus Detected In Maryland Resident

Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Maryland, West Nile Virus

KNDU

California trees harbor fungus deadly to people with HIV

A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS

Detroit Free Press

300,000 risk losing insurance due to Healthcare.gov glitches

Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing their new health insurance policies if they don't resubmit citizenship or immigration information to the government by the end of next week -- but the federal Healthcare.gov site remains so glitchy that they are having a tough time complying.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Immigration Reform, Medicaid, Medicare

Heraldseries.co.uk

Asbestos-related deaths 'will peak in next five years'

ASBESTOS deaths are set to reach a record high in Oxfordshire in the next six years, it has been warned.

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Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Mesothelioma,

KOMO News

Wash. state residents get more health insurance choices

People who buy their own health insurance through the state's health exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, will have more choices next year and will only see a small change in rates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Health Insurance, US Governors, Clark County, WA

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