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  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma law that requires clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed can become law on Nov. 1, a judge ruled Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Lantern gets early funding for mental health therapy app

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service. Executives at the 2-year-old startup said on Friday it has raised $4.4 million from investors led by Silicon Valley-based venture…

    Reuters
  • Blazers G Blake returns Friday

    Blake spent three straight days in bed due to the illness and is hoping to improve his stamina Friday. "The big thing is to try and get my conditioning back after laying in my bed not doing anything for three days," Blake said. 

    CBS Sports
  • Happenings: Beautycounter's Breast Cancer Prevention Initiative

    October is breast cancer awareness month, but Santa Monica based brand, Beautycounter has created an initiative to focus on awareness and prevention. With scary statistics such as 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S.,...

    Racked LA
  • Doctors transplanted 'dead hearts' into three patients, and it worked

    Two months ago, doctors in Australia transplanted a "dead heart" — a heart that had stopped beating inside a donor's chest — into a 57-year-old woman, reports the BBC. The operation, which has been deemed success, was unlike any other, because for the first time, it didn't involve a brain-dead…

    The Verge
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    Passenger quarantined at Newark Airport after treating Ebola patients in Africa develops fever

    A health care worker arriving from Africa who was placed in mandatory quarantine as part of a new policy by the governors of New York and New Jersey has developed a fever.

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  • Ebola stocks mostly higher after virus confirmed in New York

    Ebola stocks are mostly higher Friday, but didn’t exhibit the massive across-the-board gains that have accompanied confirmation of previous new cases of the deadly virus in the U.S.

    MarketWatch
  • Pass or Fail? Energy Management Tips for College Students

    Flipping through the television channels one recent Saturday, I landed on a college rugby match and had a wave of nostalgia. With more than a few years between now and my own university time, it's easy to remember the glowing memories and forget how hard it was to juggle my time and keep healthy…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • History Proves Travel Bans Are Based On Fear, Not Facts

    On October 16, more than 40 members of Congress went on record seeking a travel ban against individuals from Ebola-afflicted West Africa, despite caution from Thomas Frieden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, that a ban would hurt global efforts to fight the outbreak."A…

    Huffington Post
  • Iraq says ISIS used chemical weapon against police

    Iraqi officials on Thursday accused ISIS of attacking police with chlorine gas. Eleven police officers were taken to a hospital 50 miles north of Baghdad last month with dizziness, vomiting, and severe breathing trouble. Iraqi defense officials said the attack was the first confirmed case in which…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Interactive graphic on Ebola: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/index.html) Here is a timeline of the…

    Reuters
  • Ebola in NYC Is 'No Cause for Alarm,' Mayor Says

    A New York City doctor who recently returned from Guinea in West Africa became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola, on Thursday Oct. 23, but authorities are emphasizing that there is no cause for alarm. "We are fully prepared to handle Ebola," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio…

    LiveScience.com
  • Is AstraZeneca Getting Ready to Exit Antibiotics Research?

    an unconfirmed report suggests AstraZeneca may be ready to walk away from antibiotics research.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • AstraZeneca cancer drug pipeline gets boost from European green light

    * Olaparib recommended for treatment of ovarian cancer * Drug also being tested in breast and gastric cancers * AstraZeneca sees potential sales of $2 billion a year * EMA also backs new drugs from Pfizer, Baxter, Clinuvel (Adds AstraZeneca comment, further details)

    Reuters
  • Outrage of the Month: Peddling Bad Medicine With Deceptive Advertising

    Health Letter, October 2014Too often, companies entice consumers into purchasing health care products based on deceptive advertisements that overstate the potential benefits of the products and omit key information about risks. One such company is Winter Park, Florida-based HealthFair, a company…

    Huffington Post
  • ‘Exposure therapy’ helps patients with prolonged grief

    By Kathryn Doyle Adding one-on-one sessions focused on reliving the experience of losing a loved one to regular group therapy appears to help more patients with prolonged grief, according to a new study. Most people who lose a loved one feel stress, grieve and adapt over time. But seven to 10…

    Reuters