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Latest Round of Hep C Testing to Begin Next Week
By Marc Fortier State health officials announced Friday that the latest round of testing for the more than 3000 Exeter Hospital patients who may have been infected with hepatitis C will begin next week. The initial round of testing of 1200 patients at ...
New Hepatitis C testing to begin next weekThe Union Leader
NH Revises Plan To Test Thousands In Wake Of Hepatitis C OutbreakCBS Local
Hepatitis C testing clinics start next FridaySeacoastonline.com
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FDA clears Regeneron-Sanofi colon cancer drug
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new colorectal cancer drug developed by French drugmaker Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. The FDA approved Zaltrap for use in combination with a common chemotherapy regimen ...
Sanofi And Regeneron Say FDA Approves Zaltrap For Metastatic Colorectal CancerRTT News
FDA Gives Nod to Aflibercept for Colon CancerMedPage Today
FDA approves Sanofi/Regeneron colon cancer drugReuters
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West Nile virus reported in 2 Wayne County adults
Detroit Free Press
Health officials say a man and woman in Wayne County have contracted the West Nile virus. The announcement Friday from the county Department of Public Health comes a week after health officials in neighboring Oakland County confirmed the first such ...
Cities continue to battle West NileAllen American
Mississippi up to 33 West Nile casesClinton News
Health Department: Kern woman dies from West Nile VirusKGET 17
CBC.ca -KATC Lafayette News
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Kind woman donates kidney, saves five lives
An altruistic act by North Carolina resident Honica Brittman to save a stranger by donating a kidney saved five lives. After the mother of four decided to donate her kidney it started what doctors refer to as a kidney transplant chain.
US woman's altruism starts chain of five kidney swaps, extending livesTerra.com
Surgeon Guarrera harvests damaged kidney of patient Abernathy as part of five ...Reuters AlertNet
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CDC Issues Fair Warning About Pig Flu
It's the season for state and county fairs, and health officials are reminding fairgoers to be careful around pigs because of a new flu spreading from the animals to people. Officials say 29 human cases of the new strain of swine flu have been ...
CDC warns about new swine flu circulating at state fairsBoston.com
New flu virus can pass from pigs to peopleUSA TODAY
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Some Ugandan Ebola patients likely to survive - doctors
By Elias Biryabarema | KAMPALA (Reuters) - Some of the 32 Ebola patients in isolation at a government hospital in western Uganda's Kibaale district are responding to treatment and may be discharged soon, a health official said on Friday.
WHO official: Ebola under control in Uganda By The Associated Press • Friday ...Laramie Boomerang
Ebola outbreak in Uganda under control, World Health Organization saysCBS News
Prisoner with suspected case of Ebola escapes from hospital in UgandaCNN
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Statistics play no part in the fight to get proper breast cancer screening
By Judith Potts Health and lifestyle Last updated: August 3rd, 2012 I ended my last blog post by saying I was about to return to my consultant and hear the results of my mammogram. In the event, my consultant was not happy about something seen on the ...
Komen accused of misleading mammogram statsNewsChannel 9 WSYR
Breast Cancer Screening: How Komen Oversold the Benefits of MammographyTIME
3-Day walk for breast cancer kicks off in Cleveland19 Action News
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Health Highlights: Aug. 3, 2012
U.S. News & World Report
Over 13000 pounds of meat and poultry salad products distributed nationwide are being recalled due to possible contamination of diced onions with the listeria bacterium. In a notice on its website posted Wednesday, the US Department of Agriculture said ...
Listeria Bacteria Suspected from Onions in Packaged FoodsKGO-AM
Gills recall sparks dozens of related product recallsThe Packer
Listeria linked to diced onions leads to 7-ton salad recallCBS News
WebMD -Huffington Post
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'Spray-on skin' helps heal leg ulcers
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News A "spray-on skin" which coats a wound with a layer of skin cells could help healing, according to US and Canadian researchers. The spray was tested on 228 people with leg ulcers, ...
Spray-on skin to help leg ulcersTelegraph.co.uk
Leg ulcer spray hastens healingCBC.ca
Scientists treat ulcers with 'spray-on skin'Fox News
U.S. News & World Report -Sacramento Bee -WebMD
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Fruit flies offer DNA clue to why women live longer
Scientists believe they have discovered a clue to why women tend to live longer than men - by studying fruit flies. Writing in Current Biology, they focus on mutations in mitochondrial DNA - the power source of cells. Mitochondria are inherited only ...
Study links mutations to women outliving menNewsChannel 9 WSYR
Mom's genes may explain why women outlive menFox News
DNA clue found to female longevityThe Press Association
Medical News Today
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