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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.
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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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  • Kenya says undecided over Olympics threat posed by Zika virus

    Head of Kenya's Olympics committee Keino speaks during a Reuters interview inside his office in Kenya's capital NairobiKenya is monitoring health threats posed by the Zika virus ahead of the Olympic Games and it is too early to decide on its impact, Kenya's Olympic committee said on Tuesday, playing down comments that had suggested it could pull athletes out. National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) head Kipchoge Keino had said earlier that Kenya would not "risk taking Kenyans there if this Zika virus reaches epidemic levels", and that he was seeking reassurance from organizers.


  • Factbox: Impact of Zika virus on Olympic preparations
    (Reuters) - Sports authorities across the world are scrambling to find out more about the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil as they make plans for August's Rio Olympics. Below are the latest announcements: AUSTRALIA Australia's Olympic Committee said no athletes have indicated they intended to withdraw, but it would "totally understand" if they did. BRITAIN British Olympic Association Chairman Lord Sebastian Coe said none of the country's athletes were reluctant to go.
  • What will be in Obama's final budget proposal?
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is set on Tuesday to unveil his budget proposal for fiscal year 2017, his final year in office.
  • Golfers say Zika virus will not put them off their stroke at Rio Games

    PGA: Farmers Insurance Open - Second RoundBy Mark Lamport-Stokes and Matt Smith LOS ANGELES/DUBAI (Reuters) - Leading male golfers say they will not allow fears about the Zika virus keep them away from Brazil when their sport returns to the Olympics after an absence of more than a century. The spread of the mosquito-borne virus spread across Latin America has given some athletes preparing for the Games in Rio de Janeiro in August cause for concern. Kenya threatened on Tuesday to pull its elite runners and other athletes out unless it got assurances they would not be exposed to the virus outbreak in Brazil.


  • Tests find high levels of lead in tap water at Ohio village
    SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — The state Environmental Protection Agency says the latest round of tests in a northeast Ohio village has found high levels of lead in tap water at 11 of the 180 homes where owners voluntarily submitted samples.
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