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Leader of Troubled Lab Steps Down, CDC Says

New York Times  - ‎3 minutes ago‎
The leader of the federal bioterrorism lab in which careless procedures may have exposed dozens of workers to live anthrax has resigned, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

10.3 million gained insurance under Obamacare: study

ModernHealthcare.com  - ‎1 hour ago‎
About 10.3 million Americans have gained insurance coverage since the full implementation of Obamacare last year, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

US FDA approves Gilead blood cancer drug Zydelig

Reuters  - ‎3 hours ago‎
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc's Zydelig, a drug to treat three types of blood cancer.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo: How Effective Is It?

WebMD  - ‎2 hours ago‎
WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought.

Stores react quickly to fruit recall

WANE  - ‎1 hour ago‎
A nationwide recall of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots affected the Kroger Company stores, Costco and Sam's Club in northeast Indiana.

CNN  - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

Gilead hepatitis C pill reaches $3.48 billion in quarterly sales

SFGate  - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Despite criticism from insurers and lawmakers, Gilead Sciences said Wednesday its $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pill had improved on its record-setting debut as it reached $3.48 billion in sales last quarter.

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Harrison Daily  - ‎49 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national ...

Monitoring, Dose Adjustment for Pradaxa?

MedPage Today  - ‎4 hours ago‎
Cardiovascular. Monitoring, Dose Adjustment for Pradaxa? Published: Jul 23, 2014. By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today.

Philly.com  - ‎5 hours ago‎
In this July 17, 2014 photo, Carolyn Allen, a 69 year-old widow who has suffered two strokes, makes her way through Marcia Rosenfeld's Ditmas, Brooklyn, apartment in New York.

Study: Abortion rate falls under new Texas law

Houston Chronicle  - ‎24 minutes ago‎
AUSTIN - Texas abortion facilities are on pace to perform nearly 10,000 fewer procedures this year, according to a new study attributing the 13 percent drop to the state's adoption of some of the tightest abortion restrictions in the country.

HEALTH: One in five American children overweight

WEAR  - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nearly one in 5 American children and adolescents are overweight and many don't seem to know it. That's what some Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found.

Man, 60, contracts West Nile in Montgomery County

Chron.com  - ‎28 minutes ago‎
A 60-year-old man from The Woodlands has become the first person to contract the West Nile virus this year in Montgomery County, although the mosquitoes started testing positive for the virus in the county's south end a few weeks earlier.

Medscape  - ‎2 hours ago‎
All nonexpired sterile drug products from Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd of Temple, Texas, are being recalled because of a lack of sterility assurance, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today.

Red Cross appeals for blood donations to restock supplies

Fort Worth Star Telegram
28 minutes ago
https://plus.google.com/104689166020634404641/posts
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Monica S. Nagy
For locations in Denton, Parker, Hill and Johnson counties, go to redcrossblood.org and enter a ZIP code in the right-hand search bar.

How We Sleep – The Numbers

Wall Street Journal  - ‎4 hours ago‎
About two-thirds of Americans say their sleep needs are not met during the week. 7.5 hours. Most Americans report that they need 7.5 hours of sleep to feel rested.

Study Quantifies Cancer Risk of Morcellation

MedPage Today  - ‎3 hours ago‎
Oncology/Hematology. Study Quantifies Cancer Risk of Morcellation. Published: Jul 23, 2014. By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today.

Broad Institute set to swell psychiatric databases using $650M gift

FierceBiotech IT  - ‎3 hours ago‎
The psychiatric sector received a big boost this week when the Broad Institute was given $650 million to investigate the genetic causes of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

WebMD  - ‎2 hours ago‎
WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.
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