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  • New Delhi residents offered masks as city chokes on smog

    November 9, 2017 1:29 PM 60

    Volunteers took to the streets of India's capital on Thursday and placed green pollution masks over the mouths of willing residents to make a statement about the city's choking smog. Authorities have closed schools and stopped most trucks from entering New Delhi this week as they try to mitigate what officials are calling a public health emergency

  • FDA OKs Merck drug that prevents infection post-stem cell transplant

    November 9, 2017 1:15 PM 36

    (Reuters) - Merck & Co Ltd’s drug to prevent serious infection in patients who undergo a type of stem cell transplant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the drugmaker said on Thursday. Merck said the drug, which is expected to be available from December, was approved both as a tablet and an injection. The list price for the tablets

  • Christmas music is bad for your mental health, British psychologist says

    November 9, 2017 1:04 PM 62

    An expert said the continuous playing of Christmas music in the car or at stores reminds people of all the things they need to do before the holiday arrives. (AP) Stressing before Christmas? Listening to the cheerful, jolly music will not help you relax, a British psychologist said. In fact, listening to Christmas music could harm a person’s mental health

  • Governor says voters wrong to approve Medicaid expansion

    November 8, 2017 2:58 PM 57

    Maine's governor says residents of his state made an expensive mistake when they voted to expand access to Medicaid, and he is hesitant to implement it at all. Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed five different attempts by the state Legislature to expand the program. But Maine voters decided the issue at the polls Tuesday, approving a Medicaid expansion

  • Woman gives birth in car after husband crashes en route to hospital

    November 7, 2017 1:57 PM 38

    Hongwei Zhang crashed into a concrete barrier while trying to get his wife, who was in labor, to the hospital. (iStock) A newborn baby girl and her mother are said to be "wonderful” after a middle-of-the-night dash to a San Diego hospital for the delivery nearly ended in tragedy. Hongwei Zhang was trying to get his pregnant wife, Ying Shi, to the hospital

  • FDA approves Roche drug for rare type of blood cancer

    November 6, 2017 5:26 PM 22

    (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG won U.S. approval to market its skin cancer drug Zelboraf for certain patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a rare type of blood cancer. The Food and Drug Administration approved Zelboraf to treat patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease whose cancer cells have a genetic mutation known as BRAF V600. It is the first FDA-approved

  • 69 Marines hospitalized in California E. Coli outbreak

    November 4, 2017 1:10 AM 23

    The Marine Corps says 69 recruits in Southern California are being treated for apparent exposure to E. coli and nine have developed a serious complication. Those being treated Friday include 14 new cases among some 5,500 recruits at Camp Pendleton and the San Diego recruiting depot. The military says nine developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a problem

  • 9-year-old given month to live wishes for Christmas cards to celebrate favorite holiday

    November 3, 2017 1:49 PM 62

    Jacob Thompson was admitted to the hospital earlier this month, where doctors discovered his cancer had spread to his head and hip. (GoFundME) A 9-year-old boy is celebrating his last Christmas early, and has asked for the world to send him holiday cards to help spread cheer. Jacob Thompson, who has been battling stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma since

  • 300 Marine recruits sickened in E. coli outbreak

    November 1, 2017 3:19 PM 63

    Recruits are pictured at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, where more than 300 cases of E. coli have been reported. (Fox 5 San Diego) An E. coli outbreak has sickened approximately 300 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and several others at Camp Pendleton training grounds, with at least 10 patients requiring care at an off-campus hospital

  • Hospital Safety: Six Triangle hospitals get "A" grades from Leapfrog assessment

    October 31, 2017 10:51 PM 24

    Which Triangle hospitals are safest? Find out which ones got A’s. Six Triangle hospitals received “A” grades in a biannual safety score issued Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington nonprofit that assesses hospital safety and performance. Leapfrog graded 2,632 hospitals nationwide, awarding A’s to 832, or about 32 percent. In North Carolina, 34 out of 78 hospitals