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    First US Swine Flu Death, Spread Deepens in Europe

    First US Swine Flu Death, Spread Deepens in Europe
    WASHINGTON — Virulent swine flu swept deeper into Europe Wednesday, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler in Texas, and said wider school closings in the United States may be necessary. Total U.S. cases surged to nearly 100. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was questioned closely by senators at a hearing in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Pandemic-Preparedness Money Stripped from Stimulus

    Pandemic-Preparedness Money Stripped from Stimulus
    WASHINGTON — Congress stripped nearly $900 million to combat an influenza pandemic from the economic-stimulus package earlier this year as part of last-minute negotiations to gain GOP support for the plan. Now, with the spread of a potentially deadly strain of the swine flu, public-health advocates and liberal bloggers are sharply criticizing the move. Key Democratic lawmakers, including Iowa Sen. Tom ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009

    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009
    BEIJING – A woman in China's far west has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Health Ministry said Saturday, the country's fourth death from the virus this year as the biggest festive season approaches. The victim, a 31-year-old woman from Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, had been to a live poultry market before she fell ill ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Method Kills Prostate Cancer Cells

    New Method Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
    Australian biomedical scientists report they have identified a new way to treat prostate cancer. Researchers at the Monash University in Melbourne used a drug compound to selectively activate the prostate's beta estrogen receptor cells. Study co-author Gail Risbridger says this has the effect of targeting for cell death a small but important population of cells in the prostate cancer tumor that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son

    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son
    Mary Graham, a nursing aide who travels from home to home bathing people too ill to care for themselves, knows how sickness works - the way it sneaks up on the unsuspecting and tries to steal their breath away. She does her best to make her patients comfortable, but when that's no longer possible, when they are ready to let go ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Veggie-Phobic: Woman Left Shaking at Sight of Peas

    Veggie-Phobic: Woman Left Shaking at Sight of Peas
    Student Vicki Larrieux cannot eat her five a day because she is frightened of vegetables. The 22 -year-old suffers from an unusual fear known as lachanophobia, which leaves her sweating and stricken with panic attacks at the merest sight of a sprout or a pea. Miss Larrieux, from Portsmouth, Hants, survives on a diet of meat, potatoes, cereals and an occasional ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative

    Nurse-Nutritionist Says Michael Jackson, Bedeviled By Insomnia, Begged for Sedative
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months that he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he prepared his comeback bid. Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, said Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Sick Star Ignored Nurse's Warning

    A nurse yesterday claimed she warned Michael Jackson to go to hospital four days before his death. Nurse Cherilyn Lee, 56, said Jackson, whose children she had previously treated, complained of overheating on one side of his body the Sunday before his death. Cherilyn said she was called by a member of Jackson's staff and could hear the star in the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    School Nurses Tackle Meningitis Vaccines

    School Nurses Tackle Meningitis Vaccines
    School nurses and families affected by a potentially deadly form of meningitis recently launched a national consumer education initiative, called Voices of Meningitis. The initiative strongly urges parents to vaccinate preteens and teens, who are at greater risk of getting meningococcal disease, including meningococcal meningitis--a rare, but serious bacterial infection. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has joined with parents, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?

    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?
    The New York Times reports, oddly in their Home and Garden section, that there is an increasing number of women choosing to give birth at home because they feel more comfortable in their homes instead of the hospital. Julie Scelfo writes: “Home births have been around as long as humans, but since the 1950s, the overwhelming majority of American women have ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Patients, Nurses Celebrate 1959 Heart Surgeries

    Patients, Nurses Celebrate 1959 Heart Surgeries
    DAYTON - Rebecca Aygarn Talkie can't recall if she was fearful of undergoing open-heart surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital on Nov. 13, 1959. She was 4. But Talkie does remember being "very upset" at being placed in a crib, and jealous of a child who had more toys than her. Talkie, one of the region's first open-heart patients, was among the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why Staying Clean Could Be Bad for Your Health

    Why Staying Clean Could Be Bad for Your Health
    They say cleanliness is next to godliness. But it seems being too clean could actually be bad for your health. Scientists warn that our obsession with hygiene could be impairing our skin's ability to stay healthy. They say bacteria on the skin's surface play an active role in preventing rashes and damping down cuts and bruises. It is further evidence the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Expectant Moms Packing on Too Many Pounds

    Expectant Moms Packing on Too Many Pounds
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eating for two? New guidelines are setting how much weight women should gain during pregnancy -- surprisingly little if they're already overweight. The most important message: Get to a healthy weight before you conceive, says the Institute of Medicine in the first national recommendations on pregnancy weight since 1990. It's healthiest for the mother -- less chance of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Mapping America's Eating Habits

    What state spends the most on fast food? Or drinks the most soda? Or eats its vegetables? Check out this fun set of maps from the Daily Yonder that show how our diets differ by state and county. Who knew meat consumption was so concentrated on the coasts? There are more here. Via Ezra Klein. [photo:132842] GOOD is the integrated media ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections

    MRSA Rising in Kids' Ear, Nose, Throat Infections
    CHICAGO — Researchers say they found an "alarming" increase in children's ear, nose and throat infections nationwide caused by dangerous drug-resistant staph germs. Other studies have shown rising numbers of skin infections in adults and children caused by these germs, nicknamed MRSA, but this is the first nationwide report on how common they are in deeper tissue infections in the head ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Folic Acid Even More Baby-Protective Than Thought

    Folic Acid Even More Baby-Protective Than Thought
    WASHINGTON — Baby-protecting folic acid is getting renewed attention: Not only does it fight spina bifida and some related abnormalities, new research shows it also may prevent premature birth and heart defects. Now pregnancy specialists are asking if it's time for the government to boost the amount being added to certain foods to help ensure mothers-to-be get enough. But for older ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Quintuplets Born at New York Hospital

    Quintuplets Born at New York Hospital
    NEW YORK — They're first-time parents — five times over. A set of quintuplets was born Saturday at Staten Island University Hospital, spokesman Christian Preston said. He said the four girls, one boy and their mother were doing well. Preston declined to give the family's name, but Tony Scherillo told the Staten Island Advance the parents are his daughter and son-in-law, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Study: 60 Million Americans Lack Access to Basic Medical Care

    New Study: 60 Million Americans Lack Access to Basic Medical Care
    On Tuesday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, health professionals from across the country will share their experiences and discuss a new report on the startling numbers of people struggling without access to basic health care during these tough economic times. The report, Primary Care Access: An Essential Building Block of Health Reform, will reveal that number of "medically disenfranchised" - ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care

    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care
    Twenty-five percent of Americans are more than one hour from a U.S. hospital that's most prepared for a time-sensitive medical emergency, U.S. researchers say. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study said that if bleeding to death from an injury, having a heart attack, or having a stroke, the common denominator is time. Since little is known about which U.S. ...
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    Gastric Bypass Can Reverse Diabetes in Teens

    Weight loss surgery can reverse diabetes in teens, according to a small study released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and five other medical centers followed 78 teenagers with type 2 diabetes, a condition that occurs when the body doesn't respond to the hormone insulin, which helps metabolize food into energy. Eleven of the study ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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