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Health

Oklahoma attorney general charges doctor with 5 counts of murder

ABC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Regan Nichols is pictured in a booking photo from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, June 23, 2017. 0 Shares. Email. The Oklahoma attorney general has charged a 67-year-old doctor with five counts of second-degree murder, accusing her of prescribing ...
Midwest City doctor charged in overdose deaths of five patients
Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

KRNV My News 4 - ‎5 hours ago‎
There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia, but a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain training might offer help.

Hummus with pine nuts recalled over possible listeria contamination

CNN - ‎Jun 22, 2017‎
(CNN) Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands -- Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside -- have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages.

Saudi Arabia, Waging War in Yemen, Gives It $66.7 Million in Cholera Relief

New York Times - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The newly elevated crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who as defense minister has led the country's bombing and blockades of Yemen, showed his charitable side on Friday with a $66.7 million donation to fight the cholera outbreak in that country.

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
RENO, Nev. - Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers who want a ...

Don't let tick season bug you

Daily Journal Online - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Ticks can pose life threatening dangers if they bite. The most important thing to know and be aware of is the prevention of ticks both large and small.

Portola Pharmaceuticals' Drug to Prevent Blood Clots Wins FDA Nod

Xconomy - ‎14 hours ago‎
[Updated, 6/23/17, 6:23 pm, see below.] A Portola Pharmaceuticals drug developed to prevent risky and potentially fatal blood clots in patients who are hospitalized for an extended period of time received FDA approval on Friday.

This Is the Last Word on Coconut Oil

Gizmodo - ‎16 hours ago‎
Coconut oil has had quite the week! The supposed health food has turned into a pariah thanks to the American Heart Association reviewing existing evidence and deciding it advises against the oil's use.

Pest abatement expert aims to protect public from mosquitoes

Idaho Statesman - ‎3 hours ago‎
Farmers and residents in Elmore County know him as Mosquito Jim. It's because Jim Torbert has spent the last three years of his career with the county's pest abatement department protecting the people from diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Twin Falls Times-News - ‎5 hours ago‎
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Helps Preserve Memory and Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds

Alzheimer's News Today - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Mediterranean diet is widely associated with an array of health benefits including lower incidence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Judge Sides With AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Dismisses Suit

U.S. News & World Report - ‎3 hours ago‎
A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing them from wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilking the federal government.

Stillborn lamb 'sent by the devil' terrifies South African villagers

Fox News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Government officials in South Africa have moved to calm fears that a deformed lamb resembling - in some people's minds -- a human baby was the result of bestiality and the work of the devil.

Sick Building: Fungi Release Toxin Directly Into Air, Study Finds

NBCNews.com - ‎15 hours ago‎
Toxins from mold can aerosolize directly into the air, which may help explain one cause of sick building syndrome, French researchers said Friday.

Skin safety in the summer sun

WDTN - ‎11 hours ago‎
CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) Summer has officially begun and that means many of us will be hitting to pool or spending time by the pool but it's also a time to be careful.

Rabid bat sightings prompt statewide warning

WAND - ‎19 hours ago‎
ILLINOIS (WAND) - Illinois health leaders are warning the public about a growing risk of rabies. The Illinois Department of Public Health says people have spotted more than a dozen rabid bats in the state in 2017 alone.

Freedom of Speech Should Extend to Tobacco Advertisements

Daily Utah Chronicle - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act was passed in 1970, and because of it tobacco companies have not been able to advertise on radio or television since 1971.

How war brought cholera and polio back to the Middle East

Washington Post - ‎Jun 21, 2017‎
BEIRUT - As war ravages public health systems in Yemen and Syria, doctors are treating epidemics and diseases they once thought were things of the past.
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Last Updated: 6/24/17, 4:06:03 am