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51 min ago | Cybercast News Service

UN doctor with Ebola in Germany for treatment

Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.


Related Topix: Epidemiology

2 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Insurance dispute may soon affect patients' bills

People who visit doctors or hospitals in the state associated with the Catholic Health Initiatives network may soon have to pay more if they have insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.


Related Topix: Catholic Health Initiatives, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Courier News

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke

Anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke Iowa's attorney general is touting the power of a new anti-smoking tactic: celebrity-shaming.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Celebrities, Kiefer Sutherland

Hampshire Chronicle

Overseas nurses and midwives are to face new assessments

Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it was announced today.


Related Topix: Nursing

Brandon Sun

DIY blood pressure care may surpass office-based treatment for some patients: study

In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Monica Torres, left, checks the blood pressure of Esther Fisher, right, during an event at the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Miss.


Related Topix: Hypertension, Health

WOC-AM Davenport

Obama Pledges 'New Culture Of Accountability' At VA

President Obama promises a "new culture of accountability" at the troubled Veterans Affairs Department.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Nursing

Contra Costa Times

Suge Knight won't talk to police

If Suge Knight knows who shot him six times Sunday morning at Chris Brown's pre-VMAs party in Hollywood, he's not talking about it, according to TMZ.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Cedars Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry


Ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking sought

The World Health Organization is calling for major regulations on the e-cigarette industry, including a ban on indoor smoking.


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

Christian Science Monitor

Why WHO calls for indoor ban on e-cigarettes

A 23-year-old man holds a cigarette as he waits for a bus in Englewood, N.J. on Aug. 7, 2014.


Related Topix: Englewood, NJ, Smoking, Health, World News

Blackpool Citizen

WHO call for curb on e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said.


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

Daily Monitor

Doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.


Brandon Sun

Widow of Dr. Donald Low fights for 'right to die with dignity'

The widow of Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease specialist who guided Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis, said she supports the "right to die with dignity," particularly after watching her husband gradually lose control over his body before his death.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Daily World

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Review: 'Dirty Work' is nuanced, thoughtful story

This book cover image released by Little, Brown and Co. shows "Dirty Work," by Gabriel Weston.


Related Topix: Obstetrics and Gynecology


Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Health, Pain, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Click Orlando

Ebola: Your most pressing questions answered

The largest Ebola outbreak in history has struck fear into the hearts of people around the world.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

NewsCenter 25

Michigan schools train for laws requiring EpiPens

Training is taking place to prepare every public school in Michigan to have epinephrine injectors to treat allergic reactions starting this academic year.


Related Topix: Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Macomb County, MI, Oakland County, MI, Autos

Bicester Advertiser

NHS stub-it-out aid helps 3,600 in Oxfordshire

A total of 6,065 people registered with the service in 2013/14, of whom 3,616 said they had managed to quit.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

WTOL-TV Toledo


When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.


Related Topix: Oncology, Ovarian Cancer, Health, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Washington Post

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as potential treatment to fight the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.


Related Topix: Health, Influenza, World News