• 7 overdose deaths in 1 day reported in Cleveland area

    Authorities were trying Sunday to discover the types of drugs involved in a spate of overdoses that killed seven people in the Cleveland area a day earlier.

    Associated Press
  • Doctors 'prescribe' fresh produce with help from food banks

    OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure.

    Associated Press
  • 'Patch' Adams to perform for adults with disabilities

    ASHLAND, Mass. (AP) — A doctor made famous in the 1998 movie "Patch Adams" will perform as a clown at a Massachusetts learning center for adults with disabilities.

    Associated Press
  • Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation

    An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something ...

    Associated Press
  • AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives.

    Associated Press
  • Biomarkers of cognitive impairment found in HIV patients: Study

    New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Using reliable biomarkers, researchers have found a unique epigenetic footprint which offers them insight into how cognitive impairment in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) develops, finds a study. The research, published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports,

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  • Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

    At least 20,000 people have been killed since the start of an insurgency in northwest Nigeria in 2009 but doctors at the hospital in the town of Maiduguri say they've treated nearly three times as many for its psychological effects and they are struggling to cope.

  • Young hiker injured after falling from Gua Tempurung hill slope

    KAMPAR: A 25 year-old hiker was badly injured after falling while descending a limestone hill at Anak Gua Tempurung Sahom near here today.Ainatul Marhaini Idrus was on a hiking excursion with four friends at the Gua Tempurung recreational area when she lost her footing on a slope at about 10am and fell

    New Straits Times
  • Healthy city design can reduce growth of diseases

    New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Healthy city design and planning in densely populated countries like India can reduce growing epidemics, injuries and non-communicable (NCD) diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, finds a new study. According to the study, published in the journal The Lancet, health

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  • Perak's higher-than-average suicide rate worries Health Department

    IPOH: Perak’s suicide rate is higher than the national average, and the state ranks third in the country for incidents of death by suicide. State Health director Datuk Juita Ghazalie said about two persons (1.94) for every 100,000 people in Perak kill themselves.

    New Straits Times
  • Google Glass now helping doctors during emergency

    New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Although eye wearable device Google Glass did not take off as it was projected to be, the device is helping Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics communicate with ease with doctors during emergencies. The augmented-reality headset is being used by paramedics and

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  • 'Love hormone' may quieten the ringing ears condition

    New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Oxytocin -- dubbed as the "love hormone" as it promotes social connections -- might also help relieve the annoying and disturbing noises of chronic ringing in the ears, called tinnitus, Brazilian researchers suggested. Tinnitus is characterised as the hearing of sounds

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

    The soldier said he was caught up in a Boko Haram ambush and colleagues were killed. Instead, he saw the inside of beer bottles, the smoke of cannabis joints, then the drug dependency ward of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri.

    AFP News
  • How firms treat staff, affects their resignation style: Study

    New York, Sep 25 (IANS) A company's treatment towards an employee affects how the individual will quit the job, finds a study. "The resignation predictors are whether an employee feels they are being treated fairly at work and whether they feel they are respected by their boss," said Anthony

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  • Two police injured in Budapest blast

    At least two police officers are injured in a blast in Budapest. Julie Noce reports.

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  • Police say there's been a shooting in an eastern district of Baltimore and there are multiple people injured

    Police say there's been a shooting in an eastern district of Baltimore and there are multiple people injured.

    Associated Press
  • Consumers in Selangor left high and dry

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 25 — More than one million consumers in Selangor had a damper in their weekend plans with an unscheduled water disruption, and are now left wondering when supply would resume...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Philippine FM says rights respected amid drug crackdown

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Despite growing international criticism of his government's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to eradicate the illicit substances, which he said have stunted the country's

    Associated Press
  • 2 firefighters killed in Wilmington, Del., rowhouse fire

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two firefighters have died and four have been injured in Delaware while battling a pre-dawn fire in a rowhouse.

    Associated Press
  • 51% Americans say Presidents should release medical info

    Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) With the recent health scare of US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a slim majority of Americans think that a President's health records should be made public, according to a new Gallup poll. The poll comes at a time when Clinton's health has raised

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  • Thousands Attend Pro-Abortion Rights Rally in Dublin

    Thousands of pro-abortion-rights marchers took part in a demonstration through the centre of Dublin on September 24. The marchers were calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which prohibits abortion by recognizing the right to life of an unborn child. A number of other

  • Striking nurses, Allina Health agree to bargaining session

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Union nurses and Allina Health will return to bargaining for the first time since nearly 5,000 nurses at five Minneapolis-area hospitals went on strike nearly three weeks ago.

    Associated Press
  • Polish doctors hit streets demanding higher wages

    Thousands of doctors, nurses and hospital workers marched through central Warsaw Saturday demanding Poland's rightwing government spend more on public health, especially to hike notoriously low salaries. "After six years of studies and a thirteen-month internship, I earn 2,200 zloty (510 euros

    AFP News
  • Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go, which would undermine the efforts of 13 Republican-led states to prevent such money from going to

    Associated Press
  • 14th Zika virus infection in South Korea

    Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) South Korea has confirmed another case of the Zika virus infection, raising the number of people infected with the virus here to 14, health authorities said Saturday. A 34-year-old man was confirmed to have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus on Friday, Yonhap news agency

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