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Smartphone app helps recovering alcoholics, study says

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:27am

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

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Hospital ratings show clear differences in safety, risk of dying

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:19am

An analysis of government data on hospital safety, including how likely patients are to die of avoidable surgical complications, shows that hospitals vary markedly on these measures and that patients are at higher risk in some nationally-known facilities than at tiny hospitals little known outside their rural communities.

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Guinea says Ebola outbreak contained, death toll rises

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:12am

Guinea said on Wednesday it had stopped an outbreak of deadly Ebola fever from spreading beyond the country's remote southeast, although the number of deaths from suspected infections rose to at least 63.

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25 drug companies to phase out antibiotic use in meat

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:03am

Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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Autism may originate during pregnancy, study says

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:54am

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.

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A better life: 11-year-old boy gets wish to amputate his leg

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:30am

For years, 11-year-old Amit Vigoda has wanted just one thing: to have his right leg amputated. And after a very long decision making process, Amit’s mother and father have agreed to make their son’s wish a reality.

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