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  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Minnesota woman grieves for 9 relatives lost to Ebola

    MINNEAPOLIS Cynthia Kwennah's father fell ill in June in Liberia, where doctors told family members that he was suffering from typhoid and malaria. They rallied at his bedside to try to nurse him back to health, at one point admitting him to a hospital....
  • U.S. advisory panel recommends Prevnar 13 vaccine for elderly

    (Reuters) - An influential U.S. medical advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that people 65 and older be given Pfizer Inc's blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine to protect against pneumococcal bacteria that can cause pneumonia and other infections. The...
  • Two out of five U.S. adults at risk of developing diabetes: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two out of five U.S. adults born between 2000 and 2011 are expected to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their life, which is double the rate for men and some 50 percent higher for women born two decades earlier, according to a...
  • Exclusive: NewLink says Ebola vaccine trial could start in weeks

    (Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp, which licensed an Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists, has enough doses on hand to launch the first human safety trial of an Ebola vaccine this summer, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The...
  • Idaho reports alarming rise in whooping cough cases

    Idaho reports alarming rise in whooping cough cases
    Idaho health officials on Tuesday urged vaccination to combat what they said was an alarming rise this year in the number of cases of whooping cough, which has killed an infant and afflicted 240 other state residents since January. The 241 cases of...
  • More middle-aged women having babies outside marriage: CDC

    More middle-aged women having babies outside marriage: CDC
    More single U.S. women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the United States have dropped, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. There were 1.6 million births to...
  • Robin Williams' death makes public the usually private agony of suicide

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Anytime someone takes their own life, a circle of heartbroken family and friends are left struggling with a question of haunting simplicity: Why? Now, in the wake of the news that comedian Robin Williams committed suicide at age 63, an...
  • U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially dangerous experiments

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As U.S. lawmakers investigate the anthrax and bird flu breaches at a federal laboratory, they have begun to question whether outside oversight of research using dangerous microbes is as independent as federal agencies claim.        ...
  • Sanofi wins right to market MannKind's inhaled insulin drug Afrezza

    A French pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay up to $925 million for the right to market Afrezza, the recently approved inhaled insulin treatment for diabetes developed by MannKind Corp. of Valencia. Sanofi, based in Paris, said it would pay $150...
  • 'The Strain' recap: Setrakian and strigoi origins in 'The Runaways'

    'The Strain' recap: Setrakian and strigoi origins in 'The Runaways'
    "Finally," said not one single die-hard fan of FX's thriller "The Strain," "a bunch of historical background on vampires!" Too bad. That's what viewers saw in the most recent episode of the hit summer series, with professor-Holocaust survivor Abraham...