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Richard Knox

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Panel Urges Lung Cancer Screening For Millions Of Americans

Monday, July 29, 2013

Most people get diagnosed with lung cancer when it's too late to effectively treat it. A federal panel is trying to improve the odds by saying that longtime smokers and former smokers should get annual CT scans to check for lung cancer.

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HPV Vaccination Might Help Reduce Risk Of Throat Cancers

Friday, July 19, 2013

One study finds that women who have been vaccinated against HPV are much less likely to have throat infections with the virus. Since the vaccine helps reduce risk of some cancers, scientists think it might turn out to be effective against throat cancers, too.

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For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Healthy life expectancy is lowest for people in the South, a study finds. People living in the West, Northeast and Great Plains tend to be doing better. But staying healthy is about more than just geography. Healthy habits and access to good health care count, too.

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Tuberculosis Outbreak Shakes Wisconsin City

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Officials in Sheboygan, Wis., scrambled to contain a deadly, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. An outbreak there serves as a reminder that the contagious disease still poses a threat in the U.S. Treating just nine cases will take months and cost millions of dollars.

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Outbreak In Saudi Arabia Echoes SARS Epidemic 10 Years Ago

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome emerged a year ago in Saudi Arabia, although the world didn't find out about it until September, when researchers said it was caused by a previously unknown virus that's in the same family as SARS.

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Vaccine Against HPV Has Cut Infections In Teenage Girls

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A vaccine against a virus that causes cervical cancer has cut infections among teenage girls by over half in the first four years of use, scientists report. Only about one-third of girls in that age group have received the recommended shots.

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Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Needle sharing and drug use put an estimated 4,000 people at risk for contracting HIV every year. Now, the same medications that are used to treat HIV-positive individuals might also protect the uninfected before they engage in risky behavior.

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Triple Threat: Middle East Respiratory Virus And 2 Bird Flus

Monday, June 10, 2013

Is the world on the verge of a pandemic? There are three reasons to think so. Two flu viruses are active, and a virus that bears a resemblance to SARS has cropped up in the Middle East. Each has devastating potential, but many early warnings of past pandemics have failed to materialize.

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NIH Chief Rejects Ethics Critique Of Preemie Study

Thursday, June 06, 2013

At issue is a controversial study of more than 1,300 severely premature infants that looked at how much oxygen they should receive after birth. This spring, the federal Office for Human Research Protections criticized the scientists who ran the study for failing to tell parents enough about the risks.

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Obama Administration Seeks To Ease Approvals For Antibiotics

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The goal is to counter drug resistance, which is largely a consequence of antibiotics overuse. Supporters say the plan would entice companies back into the market because it would be much cheaper to gain approval. But critics call it "a tragedy of monumental proportions."

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A Boston Family's Struggle With TB Reveals A Stubborn Foe

Monday, June 03, 2013

Tuberculosis is much less of a health threat in the United States than it is in other countries. But a family in Boston discovered that even here, no one is immune from this ancient foe. More than a dozen family members were infected with TB, and matriarch Judy Williams died at age 59.

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Young Women With Breast Cancer Opting For Mastectomy

Friday, May 31, 2013

Mastectomies have become increasingly popular for women with breast cancer. That's a big turnaround from the 1980s, when women abandoned mastectomy in favor of breast-saving lumpectomy.

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Researchers Find Bird Flu Is Contagious Among Ferrets

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The virus's ability to move between these mammals might not bode well for humans. So far, it appears that H7N9 doesn't pass easily between people, but it could mutate over time and pose more of a threat.

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Middle East Virus Spreads Between Hospitalized Patients

Monday, May 13, 2013

SARS burst on the scene in 2003 after one man infected travelers staying on the same floor of a Hong Kong hotel. Now that a new virus with similarities to SARS has spread from person to person, public health officials are urging hospitals to be on guard.

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Officials Prepare For Another Flu Pandemic — Just In Case

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Those people who have contracted the H7N9 virus have become very sick. And unlike the older bird flu virus, this one shows some adaptation to mammals, making it a matter of concern. But it doesn't make chickens sick, posing unique difficulties in fighting this kind of flu.

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Recovery Begins For Mother, Daughter Injured In Boston

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Fewer than three weeks after they were severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, Celeste Corcoran and her 18-year-old daughter, Sydney, are entering a new phase of recovery and rehabilitation. Part of their healing is emotional, not physical.

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Mother And Daughter Injured In Boston Bombing Face New Future

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

As victims of the Boston Marathon bombings leave the hospital or prepare to, their stories are beginning to pour out. Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, both suffered grievous leg injuries. Their accounts give a fuller toll of the attack and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Researchers Find Hormone That Grows Insulin-Producing Cells

Thursday, April 25, 2013

When researchers turned on a gene for the hormone in the livers of diabetic lab mice, the number of insulin-making cells in their pancreas glands tripled within 10 days. Although the research was conducted in animals, the scientists say the findings could be relevant for humans.

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With Bird Flu, 'Right Now, Anything Is Possible'

Friday, April 19, 2013

An international team of disease detectives are in China to investigate an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, H7N9. The biggest puzzle right now is where these infections are coming from, as testing poultry has turned up very few infected birds.

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Doctors Remove Nail Fragments, Pellets From Boston Victims

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Many injured patients remain in intensive care and in critical condition, which means their condition could still tip toward recovery or death.

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