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(NEW YORK) -- Health officials are warning dog owners to be on the lookout for a deadly canine virus that could sicken or kill their pets.Dozens of dogs have been killed by the canine parvovirus in New Jersey, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.The American Veterinary Medical Association says the virus is highly contagious and ...
(SUNDSVALL, Sweden) -- A Swedish man who was convicted of rape had his charges overturned after an appeals court found the man could have been asleep during the attack and cited "sexomnia" as a reason he should be released.Mikael Halvarsson was acquitted of rape this month after experts said he was asleep during the attack and had no memory of the ...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say that poor insurance coverage may mean a lack of genetic testing to warn women of their risk of breast cancer.When breast cancer runs in families, mutations in the BRCA gene puts women at much higher risk of developing the disease. If those mutations are found, steps can be taken to prevent those cancers from developing...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers at the Institute of Medicine released a report on Wednesday calling for improved end-of-life care."For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life," the study reads. Researchers point out that factors including barriers to access for certain groups, a mismatch bet...
(KING COUNTY, Wash.) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed at least two cases of Enterovirus 68 in Washington state, officials announced on Friday.The CDC "did confirm the presence of Enterovirus 68 in two children that were hospitalized at Children's Hospital," Dr. Jeff Duchin of King County Public Health said. The respi...
(NEW YORK) -- As the worst-ever Ebola outbreak shows no sign of slowing, government officials have now resorted to desperate measures to stop the virus from infecting more people.In Sierra Leone, the government will attempt to institute a 72-hour “lockdown” in order to give volunteers a chance to find Ebola patients and keep the deadly ...
(WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. senators are preparing legislation to better protect ailing coal miners who are suffering from black lung disease on the heels of reports by ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity that exposed flaws in the federal benefits program.“We don’t want these kinds of injustices that have been perpetrated for many...
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(NEW YORK) -- How long did you have to wait the last time you visited an emergency room?According to two new studies reported in JAMA Internal Medicine, wait and treatment times vary widely, and the hospital setting is a factor.An analysis of medical records for adults seen at almost 3,700 different emergency rooms across the country in 2012 and 20...
(WASHINGTON) -- You've seen the "Low-T" commercials targeted at Baby Boom generation men to convince them that testosterone replacement therapy is the answer to the sagging muscles, lower energy levels and sexual problems that often come with aging, but a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel reported this week there is little evidence the tr...
(NEW YORK) -- A new study from the United Kingdom found a 2.5 percent increase in hereditary breast cancer referrals, which they linked to the publicity given to the BRCA1 gene when actress Angelina Jolie opted for a double mastectomy last year.The study, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research, found that more than 4,800 referrals were mad...
(NEW YORK) -- The National Domestic Violence Hotline announced Thursday that the NFL has, "committed to providing significant resources to the organization" in order to help women who have been abused by their boyfriends or husbands.“We have never had the funding needed to meet the demand for our services from those seeking help with domestic...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and his administration acted on Thursday in an effort to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.According to a White House fact sheet, Obama signed an Executive Order directing key agencies and departments to take action on the matter. The administration released its National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant ...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say that not enough is being done to combat advanced breast cancer.According to the published study, the experts say 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. As many as one-fifth of those cases, about 320,000, are considered advanced. While the survival rate for most women with advanced breast cancer...
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