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  • Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. A national search turned up about 12,000 cases. The numbers reported Thursday translate to 4 cases per 100,000 Americans — similar to...

  • 3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday that two of the patients at the home in Qinggang County in Heilongjiang province were bedridden...

  • Shelby County recognized for employee health

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Shelby County's government has been named a recipient of the Healthier Tennessee Workplace Award. Healthier Tennessee is a nonprofit agency associated with Gov. Bill Haslam's office. The agency promotes healthy workplace conditions at businesses across the...

  • Regenerative engineering, medicine retreat at UGA

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia is set to host a regenerative engineering and medicine retreat. The annual retreat for the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center and the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine research center will be held Aug. 12 at the Georgia Museum of Art....

  • GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency. The experimental shot is the most advanced candidate vaccine for malaria but results from previous trials have been disappointing. Research...

  • Insurers owe nearly $13.2M in refunds in Michigan

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The federal government says more than 184,000 Michigan health insurance customers will benefit from nearly $13.2 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the figures...

  • EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80...

  • Western Slope boy treated for hantavirus

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is still being treated....

  • China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

    Yesterday

    BEIJING (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday. A total of 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province after authorities...

  • Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father. Witnesses saw Wood gasp and snort for an hour and 40 minutes after the execution drugs were injected in his...

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