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Liver disorder strikes young say doctors

The Hindu So what can you do to prevent liver disorders? Exercise, a healthy diet, an active lifestyle and if you have diabetes, regular medical check-ups, say doctors ...

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Key question How did Dallas worker catch Ebola

That's the big question as federal health officials investigate the case of a Dallas health worker who treated an Ebola patient and ended up with the disease ...

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Breast cancer survivors share their stories

nMARIETTA - One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, but with the death rate of breast cancer declining since 1989, there is strong evidence that those who are ...

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Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood bacteria

Medical devices implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood present two critical, life-threatening challenges for doctors treating their patients: blood clotting and bacterial infection. A ...

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‘Breach in protocol’ infected health-care worker with Ebola CDC head says

nTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Daniel Varga answers questions about a health care worker who provided hospital care for Thomas Eric Duncan who contracted Ebola, during ...

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Connellsville family continues fight to see medical marijuana legalized

On Sept. 24, Julie Michaels and her family saw the Senate pass the bill by a vote of 43 in favor and seven against, bringing a glimmer of hope in the journey that would allow daughter Sydney's ...

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Health officials Patient not high risk for Ebola

A Braintree, Mass., law enforcement official places police tape around a sign to the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, behind, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Braintree, Mass. The medical center in ...

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Other Caregivers at Risk of Exposure to Ebola US Health Officials

Dallas: A "breach of protocol" at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and ...

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Dallas Ebola case shows how health-care workers are at the greatest risk

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October ...

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How Family Dynamics at the Dinner Table Affect Kids’ Weight

';Eat together'; is a mantra that doctors and nutritionists use regularly when they talk with families about eating healthy and maintaining normal weight. Children who eat regular family ...

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London Mayor Says There Is ‘Little Doubt’ Ebola Will Reach the U.K.

Both the U.K. and U.S. are beginning airport health checks in earnest, after two nurses working in the U.S. and in Europe contracted the disease on home ...

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Californias health insurance exchange awards $184 million in no-bid contracts

LOS ANGELES – California's health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, ...

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Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola

A nurse who treated an Ebola-stricken Liberian man in a Dallas hospital has contracted the disease despite wearing protective gear, officials said Sunday. The case is the first apparent transmission ...

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Ebola Cairns nurse leaves hospital after clearing second round of tests

nA Cairns nurse who sparked an Ebola scare has left hospital after a second round of tests cleared her of having the virus. nA spokesman for Cairns hospital said Sue Ellen Kovack went home early on ...

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Harvard makes diabetes breakthrough

BOSTON -- Harvard researchers have pioneered a technique to grow by the billions the insulin-producing cells diabetics lack, a breakthrough that could lead to new ways to treat the disease. ...

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Cairns nurse in Ebola scare urges volunteers to fight virus in West Africa

nThe nurse at the centre of the Australian Ebola scare has urged other health professionals to travel to West Africa to help fight the virus. nSue Ellen Kovack, 57, was released from Cairns hospital ...

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Spaghetti dinner to benefit Park Township firefighter with rare cancer

Thomas Filo IV helps his 11-month old son, Thomas Filo V, stand up as his girlfriend, Dina Daugherty, looks on in their Parks Township home on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Thomas Filo IV was recently ...

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Some parts of state more vulnerable to health effects of climate change

In the last century, Minnesota has generally grown warmer and wetter, changes that have big implications for human health. nSome Minnesota counties are much more vulnerable than others to health ...

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For Ebola-Infected Nurses Neighbors Worry at Their Doorstep

Dallas: Carleen and Ed Guerrero were asleep when two police officers rapped on their door at 5 a.m. Sunday to tell them that the Ebola virus had come to their leafy neighborhood just north of ...

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NHS strike Patient safety not at risk says chief nursing officer

nEngland's chief nursing officer has promised that "robust plans" are in place to ensure patient safety, despite health workers planning to stop work today. n ...

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Ebola Nurse Is First To Contract Disease In US

Tests are being carried out on another suspected ebola sufferer in the US - hours after a female nurse was confirmed to have contracted the disease from a patient. ...

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Midwives Among 400000 Striking Health Workers

For the first time in history, midwives will join picket lines outside hospitals and ambulance stations across the country. nBut ambulance service providers say they may be forced to prioritise their ...

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Liberian Health Workers Ready to Go on Strike Monday Reports

MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti) - George Williams, the Secretary General of the National Health Workers Association of Liberia, said health workers in Liberia are set to go on strike Monday, Reuters ...

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U.S. CDC head criticised for blaming protocol breach as nurse gets Ebola

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a "protocol breach" caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while ...

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English health workers to go on strike for first time in 32 years

nThe move is intended to pile pressure on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who rejected the recommendations of an independent panel for a one per cent wage increase for all health service ...

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Neighbors of Dallas Ebola patient concerned

Many residents of a Dallas neighborhood were woken early Sunday morning by a knock on their doors from city officials handing out Ebola information pamphlets and informing them that someone who lives ...

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Statistics Lessons Why Blaming Health Care Workers Who Get Ebola Is Wrong

announced that a "health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for ...

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Hospitals are close to breaking point as 6000 new patients referred each month

nUP TO 6,000 new public patients are now being referred to hospital lists for urgent and non-urgent treatment every month, Health Minister Leo Varadkar has ...

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Cancer survivors light torch of hope in battle against disease

Former rugby international Tony Ward with cancer survivors nMichelle Hanlon, Fairview, and David Howell, Kilcock, at the Torch of Hope walk in aid of the ARC Cancer Support Centres, at CHQ in Dublin. ...

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Post cancer treatment is an important phase of cancer care

n nToday, due to advances in early detection and treatment, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Currently it is estimated that there are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the ...

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Ebola A new patient in Dallas new worries for health workers

nA sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated, in this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, in ...

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Health workers to strike over pay

nHundreds of thousands of health workers will today go on strike in protest at the Government’s controversial decision not to give them a 1 per cent pay rise, including midwives taking action ...

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Massachusetts medical center shuts down amid Ebola scare

nBRAINTREE, Mass. -- A patient who had been to Liberia and complained of a headache and muscle aches forced a brief shutdown of a Braintree medical center on Sunday, and the patient was sent to a ...

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Amid Ebola outbreak health workers in Liberia call for strike

Thousands of health care workers in Liberia said they would go on strike starting Monday because of a dispute in pay, a move that could be a damaging blow to containing the Ebola virus’ spread ...

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Health care workers who cared for 1st US Ebola case under scrutiny after one...

nDALLAS -- Health officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the ...

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Early warning cuts diabetes risk

ABU DHABI // Just weeks before his son was due to be born, Mark Henaway was told his overweight and inactive lifestyle put him at high risk of type 2 diabetes.Doctors warned him that it was unlikely ...

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ECB bank health checks already a success - Bundesbank official

General view of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) before the bank's monthly news conference in Frankfurt August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ralph ...

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Sunanda may not have been in the pink of health

Contrary to some media reports, quoting the latest AIIMS findings on Sunanda Tharoor, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, to claim that she was ';in the pink of health'; when she died ...

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‘Work together for cancer prevention’

He was speaking at a function organised in the city on Sunday to release a book titled ‘ini oru vali illa payanam’ (Henceforth, a painless journey) by D. Vijayasree Mahadevan, founder ...

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Hundreds of millions still suffer from health deprivation N. Ram

The Hindu Justice P. Sathasivam (third right), Governor of Kerala, presenting an award to C. Palanivelu (second right), Chairman, GEM Hospital and Research Centre, to mark 25 years of service in the ...

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Dallas nurse contracts Ebola from man who died

A hazmat worker points to the entrance of an apartment building of a hospital worker, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. The Texas health care worker, who was in full protective gear when they ...

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Struggling health exchanges brace for Obamacares 2nd year

The Obama administration trying to help each of the state’s health exchanges that struggled last year get on sure footing. ‘We are working on a state-by-state basis to provide the ...

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Rap music can help combat mental health issues

A new study has claimed that listening to rap music can help combat mental health issues. Experts believe that music made by hip-hop artists could be used to help sufferers of conditions such as ...

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Google testing patient-doctor video chat service

Google is testing a new service which connects people with medical conditions to doctors over video chat. The feature was first revealed by a Reddit user who posted a screenshot of the service ...

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Dads struggle to balance work family fitness just like moms

A new study has revealed that fathers also battle through their emotions to balance work, family and fitness According to the Kansas State University kinesiology researcher stated that as gender ...

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New study aims to prove diets of Asian Americans not as healthy as believed

A new research will aim at Asian Americans to reduce myth of Asian diet and reduce high risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart attack and stroke, as they maybe under a misconception that their diet ...

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Australian nurse suspected of Ebola tests negative

An Australian nurse isolated in a hospital in Cairns in northeastern Australia for exhibiting symptoms of the Ebola virus disease was discharged Monday after testing negative in a second test, local ...

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Obama Calls for Better Protocol in US Ebola Cases

President Barack Obama called for immediate steps to ensure the U.S. medical system is ready to follow the proper protocol for treating Ebola patients. Obama spoke Sunday with Health and Human ...

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US health worker in Texas tests positive for Ebola prompting CDC investigation

DALLAS, Texas - A health official in the United States has admitted that mistakes were "clearly" made by hospital staff treating the first Ebola case diagnosed on US soil after a female health worker...

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Liberian healthcare workers demand better hazard pay in Ebola fight

MONROVIA, Liberia - Nurses and medical workers in Liberia have threatened to go on strike demanding more pay, a move that could further undermine the country's already severely over-stretched ...

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