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    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'

    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – The octuplets born to a mother in Southern California are doing "very, very well" and breathing on their own, one of their doctors said Tuesday. Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, told ABC's "Good Morning America" the eight babies were in stable condition. Two of the newborns — the second live octuplets born ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection

    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection
    A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked to the plague, officials said Saturday. University hospital officials said there "does not appear to be a threat to the public" following the death of Malcolm J. Casadaban, 60, at the campus' Bernard Mitchell Hospital on Sept. 13. None of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nation's First Face Transplant Patient Shows Face

    Nation's First Face Transplant Patient Shows Face
    CLEVELAND - Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman. Connie Culp stepped forward Tuesday to show off the results of the nation's first face transplant, and her new look was a far cry from the puckered, noseless sight ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Resources for Flood Victims

    Resources for Flood Victims
    With Typhoon Ketsana brewing in the Pacific and drenching storms flooding southeast America, death tolls are rising as the need for disaster relief aid intensifies in these areas. If you live in one of these storm-tossed areas, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe, healthy and most importantly, alive. Flood-Related Injuries and Safety Guidelines Flood-related injuries and illnesses reported ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Price of Miracles

    The Price of Miracles
    For one long winter, Yvonne Freeman, then a pregnant mother of three, lived on the streets of Olneyville, with her children, ages 3, 6, and 9. Day by day, she worried about how to feed them, how to keep them warm. But she didn’t worry about the one growing inside her. That one, she figured, was safe. Her obstetrician chided her ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Good Deeds Help Neighbors

    Good Deeds Help Neighbors
    A need unseen is often a need unmet, but many San Diegans opened their eyes wide this holiday season. They saw opportunities to turn their generous spirits into generous acts, especially as the economy sinks. These are only a few stories of giving, only a few of the people who stepped in when they noticed a need: a La Jolla ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?

    Is Hand Soap Dangerous?
    You probably don't want to know, because chances are good that it contains something kind of awful called triclosan. Triclosan is an antibacterial/antifungal that is so widely used that it is found in the urine of 75 percent of the population according to the CDC, and has also been found in human breast milk. This despite there being truckloads of scientific ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Mississippi Has Highest Teen Birth Rate

    Mississippi Has Highest Teen Birth Rate
    ATLANTA – Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, according to a new federal report released Wednesday. Mississippi's rate was more than 60 percent higher than the national average in 2006, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The teen pregnancy rate in Texas and New Mexico was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to 42 States

    Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to 42 States
    ATLANTA – Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that reportedly has sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they do not yet know exactly how the bacteria has been spreading. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not named all the states, but Ohio health officials have reported at least 50 people in 18 counties have been ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds

    FDA Debates Tougher Cancer Warning on Tanning Beds
    WASHINGTON – Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But there's increasing scientific consensus that there's no such thing as a safe tan, either. This is a message that Katie Donnar, 18, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases

    US, Other Nations Stop Counting Pandemic Flu Cases
    ATLANTA - U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose. Government doctors stopped counting swine flu cases in July, when they estimated more than 1 million were infected in this country. The number of deaths has been sitting at ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    States, Hospitals Roll Out Emergency Plans

    States, Hospitals Roll Out Emergency Plans
    Health departments and hospitals are shifting into emergency mode as clusters of swine flu develop across the USA, and some are activating pandemic plans for the first time. Many states have declared a public health emergency in anticipation of a pandemic, a global epidemic in which the new flu strain spreads from person to person. Some of these states have requested ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins
    MADRID – She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother's longevity as a reason to expect she'd be around to care for her kids. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Health Workers Didn't Take Swine Flu Precautions

    Health Workers Didn't Take Swine Flu Precautions
    ATLANTA - The first study of U.S. health care workers with swine flu found that many didn't do enough to protect themselves against the virus. Researchers focused on 13 nurses and other health care workers who were likely infected at work in the early days of the U.S. outbreak. They found that only half always wore gloves, and even fewer routinely ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Research Suggests Children Can Recover from Autism

    Research Suggests Children Can Recover from Autism
    CHICAGO – Leo Lytel was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. But by age 9 he had overcome the disorder. His progress is part of a growing body of research that suggests at least 10 percent of children with autism can "recover" from it — most of them after undergoing years of intensive behavioral therapy. Skeptics question the phenomenon, but University ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    When Unhealthy Foods Hijack Overeaters' Brains

    When Unhealthy Foods Hijack Overeaters' Brains
    WASHINGTON – Food hijacked Dr. David Kessler's brain. Not apples or carrots. The scientist who once led the government's attack on addictive cigarettes can't wander through part of San Francisco without craving a local shop's chocolate-covered pretzels. Stop at one cookie? Rarely. It's not an addiction but it's similar, and he's far from alone. Kessler's research suggests millions share what he ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Changes in Emergency Rooms Cater to Older People

    Changes in Emergency Rooms Cater to Older People
    ST. LOUIS _ Muted lighting, warm blankets, supportive mattresses and a quieter environment are all part of an effort to meet the urgent needs of older patients at St. Louis's Des Peres Hospital, which opened geriatric emergency rooms this month. "85-year-old adults will typically access emergency departments twice a year," said Deborah Wilke, a registered nurse and director of Des Peres' ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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