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Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical »

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually... »

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles... »

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to... »

Training People to Combat Opioid Overdoses
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Training People to Combat Opioid Overdoses

About 600 Public Health Management Corporation employees are learning how to identify someone who may be overdosing on opioids and how to administer a potentially life saving dose of Narcan. »

Safety Tips for the Holidays
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Safety Tips for the Holidays

'Tis the season when families and kids gather at house parties for the holidays. As you prepare your home for a celebration, experts say don't forget to childproof your windows. »

Feds Expand Beef Recall as Salmonella Outbreak Broadens
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Feds Expand Beef Recall as Salmonella Outbreak Broadens

More than 5 million more pounds of raw beef products have been added to a national recall over concerns about possible salmonella contamination, and the number of people sickened has soared to 246 patients in 26... »

Chicken Soup Hotline Soothes Sick Penn State Students

Chicken Soup Hotline Soothes Sick Penn State Students

A Penn State University student group is helping soothe sick students with a chicken soup delivery service. »

Repeat Outbreaks Pressure Produce Industry to Step Up Safety
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Repeat Outbreaks Pressure Produce Industry to Step Up Safety

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. »

The 'Gift of Life' Through Organ Donation
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The 'Gift of Life' Through Organ Donation

When it comes to organ transplants, one person can save the lives of up to eight people. That's why Howard Nathan, who leads the Gift of Life program, thinks it's so important to foster donations. »

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