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  • Several factors may influence the increased number of sepsis cases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I continue to read about people who get extremely sick or even die while in the hospital because of sepsis. What causes it? Isn't there a way to prevent it? ANSWER: Sepsis is a serious, potentially life-threatening complication...
  • Taiwanese woman is the first human to be sickened by H6N1 bird flu

    A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan has achieved the dubious distinction of being the first patient known to have been sickened by a strain of bird flu known as H6N1. The woman, who became ill in May, appears to have made a full recovery, according to a...
  • Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'

    Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'
    LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
  • Man with blue skin dies at 62: Unlikely his condition was responsible

    Man with blue skin dies at 62: Unlikely his condition was responsible
    Paul Karason, the man with blue skin and white beard, died this week. He was 62. Karason was being treated for pneumonia at the time of his death, and had also recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke, according to a report on Today.com. The...
  • Are you short of breath?

    It may be a simple case of asthma or a serious heart condition. Here's when to report it. You take a brief walk up some stairs and find yourself straining to catch your breath. Are you developing bronchitis, or an even more serious health problem?...
  • Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials

    Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials
    There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements. Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
  • Why the flu shot is important for pregnant women

    Q: I can't decide whether I should get a flu shot. I'm two months pregnant. What are your thoughts? A: It's a good idea for everyone 6 months of age and older to get a vaccination against influenza. This is especially true for pregnant women and those...
  • In fight against infections, UIC researcher aims to scramble bacteria signals

     In fight against infections, UIC researcher aims to scramble bacteria signals
    Rather than destroying bacteria to fight infections, a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher is trying to "tweak" their savvy communication networks and block the signals that lead to infection and disease. Researchers have known for several...
  • Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates

    Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates
    Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients — James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly...
  • Measles outbreak underscores the importance of immunization

    http://www.kidsdr.com The Dallas County Health department recently notified me about two cases of measles in the Dallas area (in June) and nine new cases reported in Fort Worth. All doctors in our area have been asked to be vigilant about vaccinating, as...
  • Vitamin D disappoints in trial for infant diarrhea

    Vitamin D disappoints in trial for infant diarrhea
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy supplementation of vitamin D did not reduce diarrheal illnesses among children aged three and younger in a large trial conducted in Kabul, Afghanistan. The results are disappointing in light of a body of research that...