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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Breast-Feeding May Help Protect Babies From Neglect

    Breast-Feeding May Help Protect Babies From Neglect
    Breast-feeding has well-documented benefits. Studies have shown it nourishes babies while fighting off infections and even boosting IQ. Now a study in Monday's Pediatrics suggests nursing also may protect infants from neglect. In a study of 6,621 Australian children over 15 years, researchers found that those who were breast-fed were far less likely to be neglected or abused by their mothers. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Virus No More Dangerous Than Other Influenzas, Officials Contend

    Virus No More Dangerous Than Other Influenzas, Officials Contend
    Arizona's public health officials are realizing swine flu appears no more dangerous than the annual outbreaks of other influenza viruses. So they're thinking about scaling down the response when a case is confirmed. Now they hope the public will follow their lead. On the same day it was determined the Valley is home to three more sick schoolchildren, authorities pleaded with ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Bad Boss Can Cause Heart Attack

    Bad Boss Can Cause Heart Attack
    Sick and tired of your lousy boss? It's more than a mere irritation. It could kill you. Swedish researchers report today that workers saddled for four years with managers who were inconsiderate, opaque, uncommunicative, and poor advocates were about 60 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack or other life-threatening cardiac condition. By contrast, employees whose managers exhibited robust leadership ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Health Law Will Make Calorie Counts Hard to Ignore

    Health Law Will Make Calorie Counts Hard to Ignore
    WASHINGTON (AP) - That Caesar salad you're about to eat? It's 800 calories, and that's without the croutons. The fettuccine alfredo? A whopping 1,220 calories. You may choose to ignore the numbers, but soon it's going to be tough to deny you saw them. A requirement tucked into the nation's massive health care bill will make calorie counts impossible for thousands ...
    Published over 7 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 over 8 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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated

    Study: 1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Overtreated
    LONDON – One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, a new study says. Karsten Jorgensen and Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen analyzed breast cancer trends at least seven years before and after government-run screening programs for breast cancer started in parts of Australia, Britain, Canada, Norway and Sweden. The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How Walking the Dog Beats the Gym

    How Walking the Dog Beats the Gym
    For those who are keen to keep fit but low on motivation, a personal trainer is often the best option. But the human version may not be the most effective. Dog owners get more exercise walking their pet than someone with a gym membership, researchers have found. On average they exercise the animal twice a day for 24 minutes each time ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.

    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.
    FALL CITY, Wash. — Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in this suburb of high-tech Seattle, where what claims to be the first ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City

    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City
    What's the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt. Vermont's largest city is tops among U.S. metropolitan areas by having the largest proportion of people — 92 percent — who say they are in good or great health. It's also among the best in exercise and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other measures of ill health, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth

    No Scars: New Obesity Surgery Goes Through Mouth
    CHICAGO — Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach. The experimental, scar-free procedure creates a narrow passage that slows the food as it moves from the upper stomach into the lower stomach, helping patients feel ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Study: Family Behavior Key to Health of Gay Youth

    Study: Family Behavior Key to Health of Gay Youth
    SAN FRANCISCO – Young gay people whose parents or guardians responded negatively when they revealed their sexual orientation were more likely to attempt suicide, experience severe depression and use drugs than those whose families accepted the news, according to a new study. The way in which parents or guardians respond to a youth's sexual orientation profoundly influences the child's mental health ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Is Obesity a National Security Threat?

    Is Obesity a National Security Threat?
    We need programs like Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" to ensure the health—and safety—of future generations. "Lets Move," says Michelle Obama in her first nationwide initiative as First Lady, and the country needs to do just that. With two thirds of American adults, and one third of American children overweight or obese, Michelle Obama has taken a bold, public step to address ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Doctors See Economic Impact on Abortion, Birth Control

    Doctors See Economic Impact on Abortion, Birth Control
    The pregnant woman showed up at the medical center in flip-flops and in tears, after walking there to save bus fare. Her boyfriend had lost his job, she told her doctor in Oakland, and now — fearing harder times for her family — she wanted to abort what would have been her fourth child. "This was a desired pregnancy — she'd ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties? Blame Your Brain

    Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties? Blame Your Brain
    NEW YORK – It's almost New Year's Eve, a time for plunging into boisterous crowds bathed in loud music. And for some of us, that means turning to an old friend and hearing things like this: "Did you know (BOOM-da-da-BOOM) went over (Bob! You look wonder-) so she said (clink-clink) and then I (Here, have another one) what would you do?" ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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