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Health in Brief for March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

LONDON — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.


Getting ICU patients on their feet may speed recovery
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Why getting patients on their feet may speed recovery in ICU

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer  – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It’s hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators so they can breathe.


Tetanus may fight brain cancer
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Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer

By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer  – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NEW YORK — Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.


Shelters let kids cozy up to pets at summer camps
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Shelters let kids cozy up to pets at summer camps

By SUE MANNING Associated Press  – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Children who love to dance, act or play sports have summer camps specialized just for them. But many parents don’t realize that kids who are passionate about pets can have


Untreated dental decay reported falling among children
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Untreated dental decay is falling among children

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS New York Times News Service  – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cavities in preschoolers appear to be declining and fewer young children have untreated dental decay, federal health authorities reported recently.


Telling time at a touch, for blind, everyone else
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Touch time, for the blind and everyone else

By FELICIA CRADDOCK New York Times News Service  – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

LONDON — Serving in Afghanistan, Lt. Bradley Snyder, working in a U.S. Navy bomb-disposal squad, stepped on an improvised explosive device while trying to aid two victims of another blast. The


‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’: Fighting the longest war in gowns and lab coats
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‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’: Fighting the longest war in gowns and lab coats

By NEIL GENZLINGER New York Times News Service  – Sunday, March 29, 2015

Early in Monday’s first installment of PBS’ “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a statistic about cancer’s toll in the United States is offered to convey the ...


White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs
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White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press  – Friday, March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.


Early detection key in finding tumors in dogs

Friday, March 27, 2015

Schautzie, was a cute 10-year-old Schnauzer sent to me for straining to urinate for the past two months. His family veterinarian had tried two courses of different antibiotics with no improvement. ...


Burns unravels mysteries of cancer in PBS series
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Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer  – Friday, March 27, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. — There’s a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week’s six-hour documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All


Report: 183,000 S.C. workers would benefit from Obamacare
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Report: 183,000 S.C. workers would benefit from Obamacare

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some 30,000 food service workers in this state would qualify for Medicaid if South Carolina expanded eligibility for the low-income health insurance program under Obamacare, a new report shows.


Playing football safer than riding a bike?
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Playing football safer than riding a bike?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The unexpected retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland last week generated tremendous attention in the media as well as among parents of kids who play football. Would ...


FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies
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FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

By MATTHEW PERRONE Associated press  – Friday, March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by


Bridge Run weekend has more than Bridge Run
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Many other ways than the Bridge Run to get your sweat on this weekend

Thursday, March 26, 2015

While Saturday’s 38th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk may be the biggest game in town this weekend, it certainly isn’t the only one.


Budig to lead yoga segment at Yogapop
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International yoga teacher Kathryn Budig to headline pre-Bridge Run Yogapop event

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kathryn Budig, an internationally known yoga teacher, writer and food blogger, will lead the yoga segment of Yogapop, an event that kicks off the Cooper River Bridge Run weekend with yoga, live music,


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