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Higher infection and death rates from C. Difficile

Higher infection and death rates from C. DifficileIn 2011, C. Diff was responsible for nearly half a million infections and 29,000 deaths.
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Life

Building a mini-workout in a jiffy

Building a mini-workout in a jiffyYour time might be tight, but that's no excuse for not exercising.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
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Tackling the issue of eating disorders

Tackling the issue of eating disordersWednesday February 24th, the Milken School of Public Health at GW will host an event featuring best selling author Brian Cuban. He will discuss his battle with eating disorders and drug addiction. It is free to the public starting at 7:30pm.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Health

What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergies

What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergiesA new study suggests many peanut allergies can be prevented.
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  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Nation Now

Conjoined twins separated at Texas Children's Hospital

Conjoined twins separated at Texas Children's HospitalSurgery takes 26 hours, squad of surgeons to separate girls.
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  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
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World Health Organization approves 1st quick test for Ebola

World Health Organization approves 1st quick test for EbolaThe new test can provide results within 15 minutes by detecting an Ebola protein.
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Health

Drug, chemotherapy combo can lengthen breast cancer patients' survival

Drug, chemotherapy combo can lengthen breast cancer patients' survivalGroundbreaking research that can extend the lives of women with a very aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer.
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  • 6 days, 23 hours ago
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'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical tool

'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical toolOn Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory warning doctors that even when a manufacturer's cleaning instructions are followed, infectious germs may linger in the devices
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  • 1 week ago
Nation Now

Mom loses son to vaccine-preventable disease

Mom loses son to vaccine-preventable diseaseFor Linda Dahlstrom-Anderson, the debate about whether to vaccinate children has little do with ideology, politics or religion.
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  • 1 week ago
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2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at hospital

2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at hospitalSimilar outbreaks of CRE have been reported around the nation. They are difficult to treat because some varieties are resistant to most known antibiotics
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VA News

McLean student learns of heart defect from free screening

McLean student learns of heart defect from free screeningThe leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field is an undetected heart condition.
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Health

2nd case of measles confirmed in DC

2nd case of measles confirmed in DCA second case of measles has been confirmed in D.C., health officials said Tuesday.
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Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is Sunday

Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is SundayThis Sunday, Feb. 15th marks the final deadline for enrollment to get inexpensive health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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Are your meds putting you at risk for dementia?

Are your meds putting you at risk for dementia?Alarming research shows many of the most commonly used prescription and over-the-counter drugs can raise your chances of developing dementia.
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Heart devices save trainer from rare disease

Heart devices save trainer from rare diseaseThe personal trainer dedicated his whole life to physical fitness. But one day, his body just gave out on him.
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Health

Suspected measles case in Fairfax tests negative

Suspected measles case in Fairfax tests negativeA suspected case of measles in Fairfax has tested negative for the virus.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Suspected measles case in Fairfax County under investigation

Suspected measles case in Fairfax County under investigationThey say that tests are being run now to determine whether or not the county resident has the measles. Test results are expected in approximately 24 hours.
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Girl born pregnant with twin fetuses

Girl born pregnant with twin fetusesBeing born pregnant is so rare it has only been documented 200 times.
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INOVA opening new research facility in Fairfax County

INOVA opening new research facility in Fairfax CountyINOVA has picked the ExxonMobil campus as the site for its planned expansion in Fairfax.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

UMD to students, staff with flu, fever: Isolate yourselves

UMD to students, staff with flu, fever: Isolate yourselvesUniversity of Maryland health officials are asking students and faculty who may have the flu or other illness that come with a fever to isolate themselves until their fevers have broken.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
DC News

International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation observed Feb. 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation observed Feb. 6The International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation is observed on Friday.
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Cannabis meets Big Pharma

Cannabis meets Big PharmaCurrently Nevada based Nemus Biotechnology is looking into 6 main cannabis derived extracts that could one day be helpful in treating glaucoma, epilepsy, MRSA and other conditions without the negative side effects of marijuana.
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Outgoing FDA chief saw changes to food safety, tobacco rules

Outgoing FDA chief saw changes to food safety, tobacco rulesShe is among the longest-serving commissioners to head the agency and helped oversee the creation of a new food safety system, innovations in how drugs are reviewed and new tobacco regulations.
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Health

Officials confirm measles case in DC

Officials confirm measles case in DCA case of measles has been confirmed in Washington, D.C. according to WNEW.
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Pacemaker type implant can treat sleep apnea.

Pacemaker type implant can treat sleep apnea.Treating sleep apnea for some might be as easy as using a remote control.
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Nation Now

How much sleep you really need, according to experts

How much sleep you really need, according to expertsThe National Sleep Foundation has revamped its recommendations for the way we recharge.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Bringing awareness to cancers "Below the Belt"

Bringing awareness to cancers "Below the Belt"February 4th is "World Cancer Day" and Regal Cinemas is hosting an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary "No Evidence of Disease".
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Supporters of paid sick leave in Maryland to talk pros

Supporters of paid sick leave in Maryland to talk prosThe Working Matters coalition will present the new analysis at a news conference on Tuesday.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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US issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety

US issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safetyRegulators say companies must now submit new testing data on battery life, adapters, electrodes and other components before receiving approval to sell the products.
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NIH clinical trial aims to stop aggressive tumors

NIH clinical trial aims to stop aggressive tumorsCancer immunotherapy has emerged as an exciting new approach to treating cancers. Experts are able to use therapies that help an individual's immune system.
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  • 1 month ago
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