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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

April 17, 2014

Health

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Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Scientists say that the Ebola (ee-BOH'-lah) virus that has killed scores of people this year in Guinea (GIH'-nee) is a new strain. That means it did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations.

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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 7:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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Filipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 9:04 am

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say a Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates. It's the first known case of the deadly virus in Asia.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

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Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 7:05 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

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FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 5:05 pm

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old.

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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 1:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Monday 04/14/2014
American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 9:02 pm

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Public schools in American Samoa have fully reopened 10 days after a pink eye outbreak affected some 3,000 students and teachers.

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