Drug overdose antidote may save lives

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses.    New Y..
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FDA approves new antibiotic for skin infections

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Durata Therapeutics Inc. to treat adults with common skin infections often acquired in U..
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Salmonella scare possibly linked to SWFL

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A salmonella scare after the FDA says frozen feeder rodents used to feed snakes were carrying the bacteria. "It's just a matter of fact of keeping everything..
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4th case of mosquito-borne disease logged in Fla.

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida's fourth case of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever has been recorded in Palm Beach County.    The Palm Beach Post rep..
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US official warns of 'nationwide heroin crisis'

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top U.S. drug official says the United States is facing a "nationwide heroin crisis."    Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield says her..
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Kanzius Cancer Foundation closing, applying for human trials

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tuesday morning, the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation announced it will close its doors at the end of June, having completed its mission of raising enough fund..
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Officials: 1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated ..
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Florida MERS patient released from hospital

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man from Saudi Arabia who is one of three patients diagnosed with a Middle East respiratory virus in the United States has been released from an Orlando, Flo..
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CDC: Man who met MERS patient has virus, not sick

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say an Illinois man has apparently picked up an infection from the only American diagnosed with a mysterious Middle East virus, but the man has not..
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Cost-control plan for health care could cost you

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - You just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket.    The Obama adm..
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Lee County wellness center to move

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS, Fla - Lee County Health Systems rents a building on Carrell Rd. to offer three services: home health, rehabilitation and wellness. As their lease comes close to expirat..
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2 Orlando hospital workers test negative for MERS

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two employees tested negative for a rare virus days after coming into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S., a..
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Florida MERS patient still has fever

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hospital officials in Orlando say a Saudi resident with the second U.S. case of a mysterious virus still has a fever but is in good spirits.    ..
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Officials: 2nd US case of MERS being reported

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials have confirmed a second U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.    The latest case is not an ..
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Rare 'mono mono' newborn twins doing well in Ohio

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Twin girls born with a rare condition in Ohio were breathing on their own and their mom said she and her husband were able to hold them on Mother's Day. &nb..
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Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month. &nb..
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Fla. poll: Large support for medical marijuana

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Nearly 9 out of 10 Floridians support the medical use of marijuana according to a new poll.    The poll released Monday by Quinnipiac Univer..
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1st American MERS patient may leave hospital soon

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) - The first American citizen diagnosed with a mysterious virus from the Middle East is improving daily and could be released soon from an Indiana hospital, altho..
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Baby safety gates aren't always safe, study finds

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Baby gates meant to protect young children aren't always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year fro..
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CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the U.S. last we..
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