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Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

Posted: 07/02/2014 - PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Oklahoma man is slowly gaining strength at a Pittsburgh hospital with a second set of transplanted lungs in a procedure that was possible only through a device that until now hasn't been used in the U.S.

Warning signs and how to prevent a drowning

Updated: 06/19/2014 - DENISON, TX -- As the temperatures rise in Texoma, lifeguards and emergency crews are concerned about an increase in drowning accidents as more people hit the water.

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

Safe Family: BB gun problems

Posted: 05/22/2014 - IOWA -- An Iowa woman is warning parents about the dangers of BB guns. She was hit in the chest and it is now lodged in her body. Vanessa Peng has her story in today's safe family report.

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Posted: 04/21/2014 - CHICAGO (AP) - Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

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    Health officials are investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. WCCO-TV's Rachel Slavik reports on more about the outbreak.
  • 2-year-old hears mother's voice for the first time
    When Ryan Aprea's cochlear implant was turned on, he reacted in a fit of giggles. The joy was so overwhelming that his mother, Jennifer, and her husband from Huntington Beach, California, shared the video online, and it went viral. CBS Los Angeles' Lisa Sigell reports.
  • Flu infections widespread in 29 states
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread flu activity in 29 states. So far this season, the virus has led to the deaths of 11 children. CBS News' Kris Van Cleave looks at which parts of the country are getting hit the hardest.
  • Flu outbreak spreading rapidly in U.S.
    The CDC says flu is widespread in more than half the country, and this year's vaccine isn't providing enough protection

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  • China to 'regulate' foreign NGOs with new law

    Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech during his visit in MacauBEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to "regulate" foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under a law being discussed this week, state media said on Monday, which aims to step up supervision of the fast-growing sector. China quietly began an investigation into the operations of NGOs several months ago, to prepare for tighter regulations, as part of a security drive ordered by a new national panel headed by President Xi Jinping. ...

  • FDA approves BioCryst's flu shot
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's single-dose flu shot on Monday, for use in adults with acute uncomplicated influenza. The antiviral injection, peramivir, to be sold as Rapivab, inhibits the interactions of neuraminidase — an enzyme that is critical to the spread of influenza. The drug was developed under a $234.8 million contract from Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Reporting by Natalie Grover in Bengaluru; Editing by Joyjeet Das)
  • Good news on health care in 2014, but we're still spending too much
    Commentary: fewer uninsured, but debt, mental health coverage and dental care are on the agenda for 2015.
  • Afren gets preliminary offer from Nigeria's Seplat
    (Reuters) - Oil producer Afren Plc said it had received a preliminary offer for the company from Nigerian oil and gas explorer Seplat Petroleum Development Co Plc. Afren said Seplat has until Jan. 19 to make a firm offer. Afren's shares rose 10.5 percent to 50.82 pence on Monday morning on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Germany to step up bird flu testing after new cases discovered
    HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany will on Monday announce compulsory testing of ducks and geese for bird flu before slaughtering after two more cases of the H5N8 strain of the disease were discovered, the country's agriculture ministry said. A new regulation forcing all ducks and geese to be tested for bird flu before slaughter will be announced later on Monday under urgent approval procedures, a ministry spokesperson said. It is set to take force on Tuesday, she said. This is because ducks and geese show late or even no clinical symptoms of the disease and intensified monitoring is needed, she ...
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