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Overweight Children Now Seen as Healthy by Parents

A new study published in the journal Pediatricsreports that American mothers are now viewing their overweight children as “healthy,” and the phenomenon is growing. Researchers from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro examined data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination surveys from 1988 to 1994 (2,871 children) and 2005 to 2010 (about 3,200 children). All […]

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Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma as family considers lawsuit over botched procedure: sources

Joan Rivers’ daughter is keeping her “fingers crossed” for a miracle to bring the 81-year-old comedic legend back from the brink — even as the family considers legal action over the botched procedure that caused her collapse. Doctors began lifting the feisty funny lady from her medically induced coma Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital as […]

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Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is ’100% effective’ in animal trials

The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. The researchers, publishing their data in Nature, said it was a “very important step forward”. Yet the limited supplies will not help the 20,000 people predicted to be infected during […]

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Kraft recalls cheese product

The Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is recalling thousands of cases of its American Singles cheese product. The move is precautionary after it was learned that one of the company’s suppliers stored the product improperly. Nearly eight thousand cases of American Singles with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015, […]

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Heart drug launch could be ‘most exciting ever’, says Novartis

(Reuters) – The expected launch of Novartis’s new heart failure drug next year promises to be the company’s most exciting ever and profit margins on the medicine will be good, its head ofpharmaceuticals said on Sunday. The Swiss drugmaker impressed doctors at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona at the weekend by unveiling strikingly […]

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Was Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest during a medical procedure preventable?

Comedian Joan Rivers remained in serious condition Friday after going into cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure at a New York medical clinic a day earlier. Her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement that her 81-year-old mother is “receiving the best treatment and care possible” and that the family appreciates the public keeping Rivers in […]

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Surgical error at Tufts prompts widespread changes

Caroline Carcerano arrived at Tufts Medical Center hoping that a brief procedure would relieve lingering symptoms from a back injury. In the operating room, the neurosurgeon requested a special dye to test the location of tubing that had been threaded into her spine. But the pharmacy didn’t have it and provided a different one. The […]

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Joan Rivers remains comatose

Comedy legend and fashion police commissionerJoan Rivers remains in serious but stable condition. Rivers, 81, has been in a medically induced coma at Mount Sinai Hospital since going into cardiac respiratory arrest during outpatient vocal cord surgery Thursday in New York. That day, her daughter and frequent co-star, Melissa, released a statement to E! News thanking family, friends […]

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Brain Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water System

State health officials in Louisiana confirmed on Wednesday that a kιller amoeba was found in the state’s water system. Specifically, the amoeba was found in the water systems of St. John the Baptist Parish. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found  in the St. John Water District 1 […]

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Fallout from campus sexual assault hysteria: College men now suspicious of women

Thanks to an increased focus on sexual assaults on college campuses – mostly due to an overblown statistic claiming 20 percent of college women have been sexually assaulted – young college men are starting to rethink how they talk to women. At first glance that might seem like a good thing – men learning to be more respectful of women and […]

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  • Linda c: My prayers are with her and her family, I love your spunkiness Joan, your speedy recovery is in GODS HANDS. Also, dr Whitaker should literally be ASHAMED of himself for wishing ugliness on anyone . Be Blessed Joan. View Post
  • phoenyx: Dr. Whitaker you should go straight to hell for wishing that upon anyone. She tells jokes get over it. Don't even say you've never cracked an inappropriate comment or joke offensive to others. Grow up, Doc. View Post
  • Drue Ferguson: Old news, very old news... View Post
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