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Apr 20, 2014 10:32PM

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Apr 20, 2014 10:32PM

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

CodeineCHICAGO (AP) ? Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.


Apr 21, 2014 02:04AM

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ? Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.

Apr 18, 2014 10:18PM

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama?s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government?s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.


Apr 21, 2014 07:18AM

ER trips for kids' pain and coughs often end with codeine

An emergency room sign is seen at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IllinoisBy Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite recommendations against the use of codeine in children, a new study found many emergency room doctors still give the potentially dangerous opioid to kids, such as for pain and coughs. While researchers found that codeine prescriptions for children in U.S. emergency rooms decreased slightly from 2001 to 2010, between about 559,000 and 877,000 kids were still receiving the drug in that setting each year. "My colleague and I felt like this was an important question to look at to get a sense of how often it's being used in the U.S. and to heighten awareness of the issue," Dr. Sunitha Kaiser told Reuters Health. Kaiser is the study's lead author from the University of California, San Francisco.


Apr 21, 2014 07:14AM

Experts Question Plane Stowaway's Survival Story

Experts discuss how -- and if -- someone can survive at 35,000 feet for five hours in a plane's wheel well.

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CNN: Health
Apr 21, 2014 04:16AM

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Apr 14, 2014 11:06AM

She found love, left sugar, lost weight

Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image.

Apr 08, 2014 03:58AM

Pitcher drops 162 pounds

Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.

Apr 01, 2014 04:10AM

She bet she'd lose -- and won!

Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.

Apr 09, 2014 04:17AM

5 myths about the ER, debunked

Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.

Apr 07, 2014 06:48AM

Denying drugs for the dying

The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate.

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