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  • Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. The youngster's father,…

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  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected while battling to halt its spread across West Africa. Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea,…

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  • CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from its clinical tuberculosis laboratory, after a bioterror lab mishap last month potentially exposed workers to live anthrax, prompting the halt of transfers from other…

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    Reported HGH Use Up Among Teens: What Are the Risks?

    New survey finds a spike in the number of teens who say they have used performance-enhancing drugs.

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  • Healthcare Spending to Trend Up in 2015: 3 Healthcare Fund Picks

    The rise in healthcare spending, if true, will increase business for hospitals, diagnostic centers and healthcare related industry. Eventually, the healthcare industry should benefit and help healthcare ...

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  • Work continues on insurance network rules

    Network adequacy requirements for health plans should focus on making sure consumers have adequate access to different types of services rather than providers, a state Insurance Department official said ...

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  • Keep Your Diet While On Vacation

    Certified health coach Linda Arrandt recently navigated France’s many indulgent offerings on vacation and came back with wisdom to share. Here are Arrandt’s tips for how to stay healthy on vacation, even when that vacation is in the epicenter of gastronomy.

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  • Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

    Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.

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  • Reverse Mortgage: How it Works (Age 62 Plus)

    Educate yourself! Understand how a reverse mortgage works. Learn more now.

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  • Paracetamol no better than placebo in low-back pain: study

    Paracetamol, the first-choice lower-back pain killer, worked no better than dummy drugs administered in a trial of more than 1,600 people suffering from the condition, researchers said Thursday. In fact, the median recovery time for those on placebo was a day shorter than that for trial subjects…

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  • Children suffering in Australian asylum-seeker camp

    Australia's human rights commissioner on Thursday said conditions at an asylum-seeker camp on Christmas Island have "significantly deteriorated" with children plagued by despair and suffering symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder. Gillian Triggs and leading paediatrician Elizabeth…

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  • TCA: PBS ‘Nova’ Panelists Scorch Jenny McCarthy Over Vaccine Position

    During a PBS Q&A session for its Nova program, Vaccines: Calling The Shots, the conversation eventually wound its way around to Jenny McCarthy. Which is to say a TV critic asked the panelists to weigh in on McCarthy, who has become the celebrity most closely associated with the vaccine debate.…

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  • Injured LSU frosh released from hospital

    The news regarding an incoming freshman keeps getting better and better. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was released from a local hospital Wednesday. Two days earlier, Lealaimatafao was rushed to the hospital after reportedly punching a glass…

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  • CDC lab director resigns after Anthrax incident

    Michael Farrell, the director of the CDC's Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory (BRRAT) in Atlanta, has resigned from his post, the CDC confirmed Wednesday.

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  • Study: Heart attacks are deadlier for younger women

    A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that heart attacks are more fatal for young women than they are for men. Researchers found that from 2001 to 2010, 2 to 3 percent of women between the ages of 30 to 54 who were hospitalized for a heart attack died,…

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  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • [video] In Gaza, a Hospital Hit by an Artillery Strike

    WSJ’s Nick Casey provides this first-hand look at a damaged hospital that was struck in Gaza Monday. Israel said fighters from Hamas, the militant group it’s been targeting, were storing anti-tank missiles ...

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  • Gilead reports $5.8 billion in sales of hepatitis C drug

    Amid concerns over the high cost of its new treatment for hepatitis C, drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. reported $5.8 billion in sales for its blockbuster Sovaldi drug in the first half of 2014.

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  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union…

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    Infant saved by rare procedure at Stanford hospital

    An infant is thriving after a team of doctors at Stanford performed a rare procedure while he was still in his mother's womb.

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  • Abuse of U.S. generic-drug rules costs billions: report

    By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. rules that ensure prescription medicines are not misused have been manipulated by brand-name drug companies to fight off generic competitors, costing consumers billions of dollars, according to a report released on Wednesday. Called "risk evaluation and…

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  • 295% Pop: Too Late to Buy Puma Biotechnology Stock?

    Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) reported surprising phase 3 data that sent shares soaring. Here's what you need to know about Puma's promising cancer drug.

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