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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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  • UK scraps 1 billion pound carbon capture technology scheme
    By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has scrapped plans to spend up to 1 billion pounds to help commercialize the technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and storing them underground, the government said on Wednesday, putting two major projects at risk of being cancelled. The announcement comes just days before negotiators from more than 190 countries are due to meet in Paris to thrash out a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions blamed for rising temperatures. “Following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, HM Government confirms that the 1 billion-pound ring-fenced capital budget for the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Competition is no longer available,” the government said.
  • Dangerous Chagas Infection From 'Kissing Bug' Found in 5 States
    Insects that can spread the disease are being found in southern U.S. states.
  • France detects first bird flu outbreak in eight years
    By Sybille de La Hamaide and Gus Trompiz PARIS (Reuters) - France, the European Union's biggest agricultural producer, reported its first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in eight years after detecting it in a backyard in a southwestern region home to many foie gras and poultry producers. The highly pathogenic H5N1 virus killed 22 chickens out of 32 kept in a family backyard at Biras in the Perigord region, officials said. Ministers asked France's health and safety agency to evaluate the strain's degree of danger to humans, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll told reporters, insisting there was no risk of transmission by eating food.
  • EPA nixes approval of new weed killer for engineered crops
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday withdrew approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
  • Pete Carroll on why sleep is important for recovery

    Pete Carroll on why sleep is important for recoveryTraining hard is an obvious requirement for athletic success, but ample recovery time is just as important. Sleep plays a huge role in that recovery process, and professional teams are starting to take notice.Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talked about how sleep is a skill that his team must hone. "At times we get so wound up...

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