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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Marketing

10 hrs ago | 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.


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.


Related Topix: Clemson University, Smoking, Medicine


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.


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,

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.


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


$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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Medicaid

CBS Local

Christian Radio Host James Dobson Wins Health Care Injunction

Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance


"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians' Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective as part of its national testing and anti-stigma initiative.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Los Angeles, CA, Social Software

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBC News

Uterine fibroid key-hole 'morcellation' discouraged for cancer risks

The FDA warns that the magnitude of risk from a less invasive hysterectomy and uterine fibroid procedure seems greater than thought.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Uterine Cancer, Medicine, Sarcoma, Science / Technology

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Three Additional Deaths Due To Flu Reported In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three deaths due to influenza in the past week has raised the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since the middle of March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Medicine, Influenza, Tulsa County, OK, Comanche County, OK, Oklahoma County, OK, Cleveland County, OK

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.


Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Food Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. Coli