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Deaf Toddler Has Second Brainstem D...

Deaf Toddler Has Second Brainstem Device Surgery to Help Him Hear

A deaf toddler, who underwent surgery to have a radical auditory device implanted into his brainstem to help him hear, is showing vast improvement after undergoing the surgery a second time, giving new hope that the device could one day be a viable treatment option for deaf children.
Labor Officials Promise to Fix Prog...

Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung

Federal labor officials told lawmakers today that they have notified dozens of coal workers they should re-apply for black lung benefits because their claims were denied in part based on medical reviews by a controversial Johns Hopkins physician.
Insurance Won't Cover Therapy to Sa...

Insurance Won't Cover Therapy to Save Girl's Eyesight

Dear ABC News Fixer: My daughter was diagnosed at age 3 with eso strabismus, or "inward-pointing eye‚?? and was given a prescription for glasses...
Can Any Animal Be a Therapy Animal?

Can Any Animal Be a Therapy Animal?

Army vet Darin Welker says his ducks help him with PTSD and depression.
Dueling Rulings: Courts Split on He...

Dueling Rulings: Courts Split on Health Law Clash

New challenge to Obama health law: Split rulings by appeals courts but subsidies keep flowing
Listeria Fears Spark Nationwide Fru...

Listeria Fears Spark Nationwide Fruit Recall

California's Wawona Packing issues voluntary nationwide fruit recall over listeria concerns

BBC

'Large gene find in schizophrenia'

'Large gene find in schizophrenia'

In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.
Three person IVF plans 'progress'

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.
NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.
Call to end FGM 'in this generation...

Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".
US hospital in $190m 'abuse' payout

US hospital in $190m 'abuse' payout

Johns Hopkins Hospital agrees to pay $190m to thousands of women who joined a legal case claiming a gynaecologist secretly recorded them.

Reuters

Indonesian president-elect Jokowi c...

Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy.
Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses,...

Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.
Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Ha...

Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.
Violations at McDonald's, Yum China...

Violations at McDonald's, Yum China supplier company-led: regulator

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a supplier to global brands including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, were company-led and not the acts of individuals, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the Shanghai food and drug watchdog.
Obama government looks to satisfy r...

Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form.
Train carrying MH17 bodies on final...

Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.

MedicineNet

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer ...

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?

Title: Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare bu...

Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children

Title: Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in ChildrenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Label...

EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling

Title: EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant LabelingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Food Safety Tips for the Summer

Food Safety Tips for the Summer

Title: Food Safety Tips for the SummerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brai...

Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients

Title: Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging...

HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Title: HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

CNN

Lost 153 pounds, proved doc wrong

Lost 153 pounds, proved doc wrong

Kerry Hoffman started working out five days a week and tracking calories to go from 343 pounds to 190. See his amazing transformation.
Running, but no longer hiding

Running, but no longer hiding

After a disastrous 30th, Sarah Evans vowed to enjoy her future birthdays. So she took up running -- and lost 120 pounds.
Doctor-to-be loses 99 pounds

Doctor-to-be loses 99 pounds

Doctors frequently tell patients that they have to lose weight. But the majority of them don't know how it feels to be overweight or what it really takes to lose weight.
Get off the sideline, into the race

Get off the sideline, into the race

Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.
If I can run, so can you

If I can run, so can you

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be able to say, "I've run a 5K."
You CAN fight your greatest fears

You CAN fight your greatest fears

Fear is something that consumes all of us at one time or another. But can your fears change?

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Gene-Swapping Soil Bacteria Harbor ...

Gene-Swapping Soil Bacteria Harbor Antibiotic Resistance

As drug-resistant infections become an increasingly serious threat worldwide, new research show the problem may be spreading right under our feet. † A new study in the journal Science shows that disease-causing germs and harmless bacteria in the soil are exchanging genes that make them resistant to antibiotics ? a finding that may have implications for the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. † Antibiotic resistance among pathogenic bacteria ? the kind that make people sick ? ...
Study Reveals Alarming Levels of Dr...

Study Reveals Alarming Levels of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Alarming levels of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis have been found around the world. A new study says the findings signal an urgent need for improved testing and the development of better drugs to fight the deadly lung infection.† Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tested samples from more than 1,200 TB patients from eight countries who were classified as having multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.† The infection was resistant to one or both ...
American Pediatrics Group Cites Ben...

American Pediatrics Group Cites Benefits Of Male Circumcision

Circumcision for baby boys was a common practice in the United States but, in the past several years, many parents and health insurance companies have decided against it claiming it was not be medically necessary. Now, a group of American pediatricians says the health benefits of male circumcision outweigh its risks. In many African countries, adult men are getting circumcised to stop the spread of HIV. That's because research shows that male circumcision can protect both men and their ...
CDC Says Worst Nile Outbreak in US

CDC Says Worst Nile Outbreak in US

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there has been a 40 percent increase in the number of West Nile virus cases in the United States since last week. The virus was first reported in the U.S. in 1999. According to the CDC, this is the worst West Nile virus outbreak ever in the United States, with 1,590 cases reported so far in 2012.† Sixty-six deaths have been reported so far. Except for Alaska and Hawaii, every state has found evidence of the virus in mosquitoes, ...
Searching for Animal Disease Transm...

Searching for Animal Disease Transmission

Researchers are not waiting for the next new disease to emerge. They?re studying our near and distant primate relatives to try to prevent future epidemics. HIV/AIDS is a well-known zoonotic disease, an illness transmitted from animals to humans. The disease ? linked to African primates - has killed tens of millions and more than 30 million people are now living with the disease. Dr. Natalie Cooper said there may be many more diseases ready to jump from animals to humans. The Trinity College ...
Kenyan Officials: Alcohol Abuse Is ...

Kenyan Officials: Alcohol Abuse Is National Catastrophe

NAIROBI, Kenya ? The World Health Organization says about 2.5 million people die annually, and many more succumb to illness and injury, as a result of harmful alcohol use. The WHO also says that alcohol increasingly is affecting younger generations and drinkers in developing countries. Kenya is one such country that is experiencing these negative repercussions from alcohol abuse. In a 2011 report, the Kenyan National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority, or NACADA, says alcohol and drug ...
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