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1 hr ago | The Indianapolis Star

Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex mosquito has landed on a human finger.

Indiana health officials said Wednesday that mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties were confirmed to have the West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Marshall County, IN

5 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

1 year later, no new abortion rules in N. Carolina

Broadly speaking, the law requires that clinics be regulated in the same way as outpatient surgical centers.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina Government, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Women's Health

9 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Celgene says Otezla falls short in added use study

The Summit, New Jersey, company said Otezla did not achieve a statistically significant improvement when compared to a placebo in a study of patients with a painful spinal joint disorder called ankylosing spondylitis.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Celgene, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis, Summit, NJ

13 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

'Stand Up to Cancer' telecast to return Sept. 5

How often do your favorite TV outlets all carry the same show at the same time - and in prime time, without ads? Tune in to just about any channel on Sept.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Cheyenne, WY

16 hrs ago | The Daily News Journal

Combining patches, meds effective in quitting smoking

Researchers found in a study released Tuesday that combining nicotine patches and the prescription medicine varenicline was more effectivein helping participants quit smoking than using varenicline by itself.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking, World News, South Africa,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WHAS11

Fact Check: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

The Jackson Sun

Georgia governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

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

EDGE

Natl. Gay and Lesbian Task Force Withdrawing Support for ENDA

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund today announced that it is withdrawing its support for the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act .

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, HIV/AIDS

Iol.co.za

Study paves way for test to predict Alzheimer's

British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step towards developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's

NewsOK.com

Amedisys: SEC ends Medicare-related investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended, the home health care and hospice services provider says.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Sunherald.com

University of Miami gets $13M to study Alzheimer's

The four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health is part of a five-university collaboration to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, University of Miami, Genetics, Medicine

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CBS Local

Allegheny Health Signs John Hopkins Cancer Pact

The Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network has signed a five-year deal to collaborate with Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Medicine on cancer treatment and research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

National Public Radio

Judge Hears Arguments In Health Care Lawsuit

A Wisconsin senator on Monday argued that his lawsuit challenging rules that call for congressional members and their employees to seek government-subsidized health insurance through small-business exchanges should be allowed to move forward.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Health Insurance

EDGE

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

On June 30, The Massachusetts' House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, African-American, Medicine, Breast Cancer

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Nearly 1 in 5 high school seniors use hookah

The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Education Etc., UC San Francisco

The Macon Telegraph

Prescription opioids kill about 300 people yearly

Opioids are narcotic drugs, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, typically used for pain relief and contain a synthetic form of opium, the core ingredient in heroin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Pain, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Cape Breton Post

Deaths from opioid overdoses have risen dramatically, Ontario study finds

The rate of fatal overdoses from opioids such as oxycodone and morphine has soared over the last 20 years as prescriptions for the addictive and highly potent painkillers have continued to rise, an Ontario study has found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Pain

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Windsor Beacon

A study looks at which teens gravitate toward hookah use

Cigarette use is declining among young people at the same time that hookah smoking is gaining in popularity, says a new study that finds nearly 1 out 5 high school seniors used the water pipe device sometime in the last year.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Marijuana

Sunherald.com

Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 file photo, Egyptians buy imported cigarettes at a popular market in Cairo, Egypt.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Smoking, Medicine

Hampshire Chronicle

Dallaglio slams NHS on cancer care

Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio has written a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt describing NHS England as a "national disgrace" for going back on a deal to fund cutting-edge cancer treatment, it was reported today.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine

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