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  • HIV exposure cases head to court, stoke debate

    HIV exposure cases head to court, stoke debate
    A Cicero police officer who is alleged to have had unprotected sex without disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive is facing up to seven years in prison on charges of criminal transmission of HIV, even though the man he had sex with says he did...
  • China tobacco monopoly blocks full ban on tobacco ads: sources

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Intense lobbying by China's powerful state tobacco monopoly resulted in the weakening of controversial legislation that had been meant to introduce a complete advertising ban in the world's largest consumer and producer of tobacco,...
  • Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014

    Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014
    A man in his mid-70s has become the first person in Long Beach to die of West Nile virus this year, city officials said Thursday. The man lived in east Long Beach and was hospitalized in August, city officials said in a statement. His name was not...
  • WHO report gives misleading view on e-cigarettes, experts argue

    LONDON (Reuters) - A World Health Organisation-commissioned review of e-cigarettes contains errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations, meaning policymakers may miss their potential health benefits, a group of tobacco addiction experts said. In...
  • Toxic chemicals found in homes near shuttered Army base south of Atlanta

    ATLANTA Toxic vapor is accumulating in some homes near Fort Gillem, south of Atlanta, suggesting carcinogens dumped at the U.S. Army base decades ago may have migrated from the groundwater into the air residents breathe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
  • WHO calls for action to reduce global suicide rate of 800,000 a year

    LONDON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people each year worldwide commit suicide – around one person every 40 seconds - with many using poisoning, hanging or shooting to end their own lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. In...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Advocates Launch Website For Young Adults With Mental Health Issues

    HARTFORD — A group of mental health advocates Wednesday launched a new website aimed at providing and coordinating resources for young adults suffering from mental wellness issues. TurningPointCT.org was created particularly for the 18-to-25 age...
  • CVS kicks the tobacco habit

    The nation's No. 2 drugstore operator finally kicked the habit. CVS plans to announce Wednesday that it has pulled all remaining cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products from each of its 7,700 pharmacies nationwide. The...
  • Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

    Medical research rarely uses female test subjects
    Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded. Dr. Melina R....
  • Community treatment for those with mental illness is a caring, humane and cost-effective option

    In an Aug. 29 editorial, the Tribune highlights a continuing mental health crisis in Illinois. While Illinois has made strides in closing state psychiatric hospitals -- we are finally deinstitutionalizing some people with mental illnesses who are...