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Report: Heavy Kids Often Don't See Themselves As Overweight
CBS Local
WASHINGTON, DC (CBS) – Overweight kids may not see themselves as overweight, a new survey reveals. The data, which is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Survey, shows that appro...

Reuters UK

Glaxo Files Its Entry in Race for a Malaria Vaccine
Wall Street Journal
An experimental malaria vaccine GlaxoSmithKline PLC filed with regulators Thursday could help fight one of the world's biggest killers—but rival company Sanaria Inc. has a potentially more effective shot in the works....

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Cards, and Love, Keep Pouring In for Little Boy Battling Cancer
ABC News
Over 15,000 cards have been mailed to Danny Nickerson, the 5-year-old battling cancer who is turning 6 Friday. The Massachusetts boy was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliom...

Health Industry News

(MedPage Today) -- Medicare officials have begun exempting some patients from the controversial requirement that limits nursing home coverage to seniors admitted to a hospital for at least 3 days.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:30 pm
(MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked three noted neurologists, "What do you anticipate will be the most important clinical development in Alzheimer's disease in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we check in with them again to ask how their predictions are holding up.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- A 40-year-old woman presents for a pruritic eruption in her scalp, around her eyes, on her chest, shoulders, and hands. She has had the rash for approximately two months. She notes generalized fatigue. ? She reports difficulty going up two flights of stairs to her apartment ? She is otherwise healthy, and takes no medications.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 3:38 pm
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