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  • Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up charging the restaurant in question with a violation. "We...
  • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general
    Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco. In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
  • Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park

    Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park
    West Nile virus has been found in Orland Park, and although it's been a relatively slow year for the virus, health department officials said residents still need to take precautions. Orland Park was one of 33 communities with mosquitoes that tested...
  • WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases

    WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases
    GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people...
  • Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack

    Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack
    Community Health Systems Inc, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. That...
  • Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

    (Reuters) - (In this July 31st story, corrects paragraph 9 to show there were eight vibrio vulnificus cases and 27 involving all vibrio species) A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on...
  • Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly
    In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...
  • Robin Williams and a discussion on depression

    Robin Williams and a discussion on depression
    The circumstances that bring about a national conversation on mental health are almost never good. Most recently, the apparent suicide Tuesday of actor and comedian Robin Williams touched off a discussion among our readers on depression. In the past, mass...
  • Woman who killed mother seeks release from mental hospital

    A woman who killed her elderly mother in 2001 but was found not guilty by reason of insanity is seeking to be released from the Elgin Mental Health Center. At a court hearing Thursday, a lawyer for Alice Bair argued that she was now mentally fit enough...
  • Hormone replacement therapy may provide protection after ovaries are removed

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 42 and have a BRCA1 gene mutation. I'll have a prophylactic oophorectomy later this year. I've had a prophylactic mastectomy, as well, and am considering hormone replacement therapy. How soon after surgery would I need to start...
  • Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds

    Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds
    Homeless people squeezed out of downtown Los Angeles are migrating to nearby Lincoln Heights and Boyle Heights, where they are seeking refuge in the emergency room and on the grounds of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to a six-month study...