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1 hr ago | The Modesto Bee

Toronto mayor Ford orders 5 espressos in video

Deadmau5 posted a YouTube video of his coffee run with Ford, who left a rehab center for drug and alcohol addiction last month.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Modesto, CA

6 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Two patients seek to launch class-action suit against Montreal hospital

Two women are trying to launch a class-action lawsuit against a Montreal-area hospital which is testing patients who underwent bariatric surgery and might have contracted HIV or hepatitis from an improperly sterilized surgical tool.


Related Topix: Canada, Hepatitis, Medicine

9 hrs ago | News Observer

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a history of drug or alcohol abuse within the past year.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

How Zac Efron Knew He Needed to Go to Rehab

Last year Zac Efron quietly checked into rehab, though he didn't specify why. Now he's opening up a bit about the experience.

1 comment

Related Topix: Alcoholism, Medicine

New Westminster Newsleader

Stroke patient transfers to Vancouver criticized

Hospitals in Surrey, Abbotsford and New Westminster that are Fraser Health's designated centres to treat stroke victims have so far failed to provide optimum care for them and redirect too many of those patients to Vancouver instead.


Related Topix: Stroke, Canada

WCTV Tallahassee

1 Dead, 1 Sickened from Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.


Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Sarasota County, FL, Sarasota, FL, Cholera, Health, Life, Food, Seafood

Click Orlando

Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...

There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Colorectal Health, Hemorrhoids, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

The Washington Post

WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations

WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Medicare, US Politics, US News

Salisbury Journal

Middle-age drinking 'hits memory'

Scientists questioned 6,542 American middle-adults about their past alcohol consumption and assessed their mental abilities over a period of eight years.

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Related Topix: Alcoholism, Medicine

Tue Jul 29, 2014

D.C. Circuit Rejects Tax Challenge to Obamacare

Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Small Business, Personal Finance, Health Insurance

Windsor Beacon

New study identifies why some deal with stress better

Researchers say a specific electrical pattern in the brain of otherwise genetically identical mice can predict how well they will cope with stress.


Related Topix: Depression, Duke University

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

You now have an easier online to way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman.


Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health

News Observer

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.


Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health, US Supreme Court

CBS Local

Md. Schools Get $10.7M Grant To Study STDs

The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.

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Related Topix: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skinSurgeon general: Stop ...

Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop - seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons.


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine

Northern Michigan News

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.


Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Hartford, CT, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law


$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

WASHINGTON: A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Messenger Newspapers

'Modest running' can boost health

Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, research has shown.


Related Topix: Heart Disease

Chafee holding ceremony to sign breast density bill

The Dense Breast Notification and Education Act passed by the General Assembly requires that each mammogram report include a notification to the patient of any finding of dense breast tissue and a suggestion that additional screening may be beneficial to some.


Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer

The Jackson Sun

The Situation agrees to anger management classesThe Situation agrees...

The Situation agrees to anger management classes The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management Check out this story on FILE - This Sept.


Related Topix: Anger Management, Middletown, NJ