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4 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Cool summer keeping West Nile in check in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Experts say what has so far been a cool, wet summer is probably limiting West Nile virus in Illinois. Melaney Arnold is a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health. She tells The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1kj2PK9 ) that a year ago 4 ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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APNewsBreak: Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint Monday against Dr. Joseph J. Starkman, who has a practice in Highland ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Health Canal

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RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW WAY TO DETERMINE CANCER RISK OF CHEMICALS

(Boston)–A new study has shown that it is possible to predict long-term cancer risk from a chemical exposure by measuring the short-term effects of that same exposure.

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2 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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2 HOURS AGO - Doctors Lounge

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Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

Study couldn't explain why more dementia patients had operation, though families' wishes likely a factor

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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Dementia patients more likely to get pacemakers: study

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with dementia are more likely to get pacemakers than people without any cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The study can’t explain why people with dementia are more likely to get the devices, which help control irregular heart rhythms, according to the lead author. “It may be completely appropriate,” ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Huffington Post

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9-Year-Old Girl's Death Shines A Tragic Light On Medical Marijuana Debate

NEW YORK -- Drug reform advocates across New York state are demanding emergency access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients after a 9-year-old girl who suffered from debilitating seizures died last week due to complications with her disorder. Anna Conte, the child whose family has been at the center of New York's medical marijuana debate for months, had a ...

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JUL 22, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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German court allows patients to grow medical marijuana

A German court ruled for the first time Tuesday that seriously ill patients may grow their own marijuana for medical purposes in certain cases. The administrative court in the western city of Cologne said that while cannabis remained illegal for general use in Germany, it may be cultivated at home by some patients with medical permits for the drug. The ...

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51 MINS AGO - Reuters

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Targacept discontinues bladder drug, shares plunge

(Reuters) - Targacept Inc said it was stopping development of a drug to treat overactive bladder after it failed to show significant reduction in incontinence in a mid-stage study.

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1 HOUR AGO - Reuters

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Targacept stops development of bladder drug, shares plunge

(Reuters) - Targacept Inc said it was stopping the development of its bladder drug after it failed to show a statistically significant reduction in episodes of urinary incontinence in a mid-stage study.

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