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2 hrs ago | WBTV

Fewer U.S. teens using sunscreen

The number of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new report shows.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, William Paterson University

6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Liberty University dedicates medical building

The school broke ground on the $41 million, 144,000-square-foot facility in 2012.


Related Topix: Liberty University, Osteopathy

10 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

Daughter's thanks for Gazza support

Bianca Gascoigne has thanked well-wishers for their support after her ex-footballer father Paul was found slumped outside his Dorset home The daughter of troubled former football star Paul Gascoigne has thanked well-wishers after he was pictured being put into an ambulance after reportedly being found slumped outside his home.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers will take effect in mid-October.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration


U.S. diplomats barred from taking ice bucket challenge

The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.


Related Topix: Malaria, Health, W., George Bush


New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus , a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.


Related Topix: Health, Influenza, University of Tennessee

Brandon Sun

Officials finalize prescribing restrictions on the most-abused painkiller in the US

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine and ... (more)


Related Topix: Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

The Tribune

Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on a cadaver donor.


Related Topix: Nursing, Heart Failure, Health

WGN-TV Chicago

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.


Related Topix: Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel, Emory University

ABC News

Reactions in Asia to Instant Noodle Study

A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Smoking, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Hertz and American Eagle are big market movers

The clothing retailer reported a steep drop in quarterly profit on weak sales, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations The mobile Internet services company said China Telecom will offer its vLife technology as part of a mobile cloud platform.


Related Topix: Genetics

ABC News

Pryor's 'Obamacare' Ad Highlights His Cancer Fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Sarcoma, Health, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

Lowell Sun

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.


Related Topix: Curt Schilling, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, DanaFarber Cancer Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Globe and Mail

Remember Heartbleed? Massive hospital hack linked to bug

To quote Codenomicon : The affected code is called OpenSSL and "is the most popular open source cryptographic library and TLS implementation used to encrypt traffic on the Internet."


Related Topix: Codenomicon, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Rock Hill Herald

Panel eyes dry needling by physical therapists

The Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, which meets Wednesday in Newark, has been charged with developing regulations to add dry needling to the definition of the practice of physical therapy.


Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Health

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

A patient in a California hospital is being tested for a possible Ebola infection, according to a hospital official's statement.


Related Topix: Kaiser Permanente, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Sacramento, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting.


Related Topix: Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock, Bon Jovi, Als, Health

FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow.


Related Topix: Genetics, Cambridge, MA

AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial

The company announced in October 2013 that federal officials were looking into the 18,000-patient study, which began in 2009.


Related Topix: US News, Plavix, Clopidogrel (generic)

Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades.


Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Health Insurance, Health