Sewage spill prompts closure of famed Hawaii beach

...Services, cautioned the ocean was dangerous. "We don't know right now what is in the water. You could get a serious infection, get extremely sick or even worse," she said.Kahikina said the storm water entered the sewage system as leaves and debris...
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Anchorage hospitals appeal state's allocation of new beds

...River and South Anchorage was denied so as not to drive up costs by treating non-life-threatening ailments such as ear infections and fevers at emergency room costs.The appeals will be heard an administrative law judge, who will make a recommendation...
Doctors say teen's HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

...born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable...tests."This girl is in remission of infection but she is infected" and not cured...natural control or protection from HIV infection, and she was not able to suppress the...
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On Writing: Living in a concrete box

...disinfect the "house." MRSA (pronounced mersa) is an antibiotic-resistant staph infection that can run rampant in an environment such as this, so germ/infection control and cleanliness are an elemental part of everyone's day, especially...
North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever'

...skinning a hare has been infected with tularemia, a bacterial infection known as rabbit fever.Tulameria is spread by ticks that...fever. Other symptoms include a skin ulcer at the site of the infection and swollen lymph glands. It can be fatal if untreated.
$1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor

WASHINGTON - The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.The new leading pill for hepatitis C is more...
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Beloved walrus at Washington state zoo dies after surgery

...Dr. Karen Wolf of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma says E.T. had been ill for weeks with a serious bacterial infection, had not eaten for more than two weeks and suffered from painful arthritis.Zoo Deputy Director John Houck called the walrus...
Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

...license suspension, included failing to get adequate veterinary care for elephants with severe chemical burns and a bacterial infection and elephants with overgrown footpads and toenails. They also were cited for failing to get treatment for an elephant that...
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Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

...are turning to goo from a virus. Not that warm water is the cause, but it's certainly known for spreading the rate of infection.Not everything can be attributed to the blob, however. Sometimes it's people.U.S. officials say the nation accounts...
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says 2.5 percent. For 2014, the projected increase is 12.6 percent, according to the report. Hepatitis C is a viral infection that gradually destroys the liver, afflicting about 3 million Americans.Spending on Medicaid, the federal-state health...
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