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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.

Health overhaul signup ends, survives for now

Posted: 03/31/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Monday marks the end of the six-month sign-up period for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a highly controversial attempt to reduce the number of Americans without medical coverage, estimated at about 50 million.

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  • Monitoring deadline for possible Ebola exposure passes in Texas
    Texas officials are cautiously optimistic that the worst of Ebola exposure in Dallas may be behind them. A large group of people exposed to Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan passed the 21-day monitoring deadline with no symptoms. Anna Werner reports.
  • Lawmakers question Obama's pick for Ebola "czar"
    Republican critics are questioning President Obama's appointment of Ron Klain to head the government's Ebola response because of his lack of expertise in health care. Obama appointed Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Biden, last week. Norah O'Donnell reports.
  • Boston doctor training others to fight Ebola on front lines
    One Boston doctor has returned from caring for patients in West Africa to train other doctors, but one story from her time there has her ready to go back
  • Thousands of children get incorrect medication, study says
    Researchers in Ohio say that tens of thousands of children are given the wring medication or dosing every year. Also, doctors say that women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.

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  • Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents

    This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.


  • NewLink in $1 billion deal with Roche to develop cancer drug
    (Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp said it entered into a licensing agreement with Roche Holding AG to develop NewLink's cancer immunotherapy, making the Ebola vaccine developer eligible to receive over $1 billion in milestone payments. NewLink's shares jumped nearly 26 percent before the bell on Monday. Immunotherapies are a class of drugs designed to help the body's own immune system fend off disease. (Reporting by Natalie Grover in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)
  • Zambian president goes abroad for medical check-up

    Zambia's President Sata waits to address the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New YorkLUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Michael Sata has left for a medical check-up abroad at an undisclosed destination, his office said on Monday. The statement said Sata left last night accompanied by his wife and members of his family but gave no further details. Concern about 77-year-old Sata's health has been mounting in Africa's second largest copper producer since June, when he disappeared from the public eye for a period without explanation and was then reported to be getting medical treatment in Israel. Sata missed his scheduled speech at the U.N. ...


  • Drugmaker Valeant reports better-than-expected profit

    The head offices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. are seen in Laval, Quebec(Reuters) - Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , embroiled in a bitter fight to take over Botox-maker Allergan Inc , posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong sales in all its markets. Valeant posted a profit attributable to the company of $275.4 million, or 81 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $973.2 million, or $2.92 cents per share, a year earlier. ...


  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

    A man washes his hands at a tap outside the Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in AbujaABUJA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja, prompting a round of applause from other officials. "This is a spectacular success story ... It shows that Ebola can be contained but we must be clear that we have only won a battle, the war will only end when West Africa is also declared free of Ebola. ...


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