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Policy questioned after nurse refuses to do CPR

MSNBC Health News - March 4, 2013 - 17:25

A California 911 dispatcher begs a nurse at an independent living facility to perform CPR on an elderly woman who collapsed, fell unconscious and was barely breathing. The call and the response are raising questions over policies at some senior facilities.


Languages, cultures challenge health reform

MSNBC Health News - March 4, 2013 - 15:54
States with large and diverse immigrant populations are struggling to translate health reform's changes to their citizens.

$5,000 online baby-name contest revealed as hoax

MSNBC Health News - March 4, 2013 - 14:47
The woman who claimed she won a $5,000 contest on a baby-name website to have an online vote determine her baby’s name is actually an actress, hired by the website’s founder to drum up publicity, the actress and website founder confessed.

A baby now free of HIV has doctors talking

MSNBC Health News - March 3, 2013 - 21:33

A baby born infected with the AIDS virus who got immediate treatment now has no detectable virus in her blood – not quite a cure, but so close to one that it has doctors talking.




Nurse refuses to perform CPR despite 911 plea

MSNBC Health News - March 3, 2013 - 13:18
An elderly woman being cared for at a California retirement facility died following the refusal of a nurse at the facility to perform CPR on the woman after she collapsed, authorities said.

Birth mother shares adoption story of heartbreak, hope

MSNBC Health News - March 3, 2013 - 04:10

One college student chronicled her unplanned pregnancy, delivery and decision to give her baby up for adoption in heartbreaking detail, giving an articulate voice to someone we don’t often hear from in the adoption process: the birth mother.


No salmonella in candy eggs after all, firm says

MSNBC Health News - March 2, 2013 - 16:05
An Indiana firm that recalled its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs less than a month before Easter over fears of salmonella contamination now says that a test was wrong and the candy is fine.

Opinion: NFL should ban sexual orientation queries

MSNBC Health News - March 1, 2013 - 23:04

University of Colorado tight end Nick Kasa is trying to get drafted so he can play for an NFL team. But does he “like girls?" It is surely nobody’s business but his own, writes bioethicist Arthur Caplan.


Surprise! These stay bigger after pregnancy

MSNBC Health News - March 1, 2013 - 22:17

Pregnancy may increase a woman's foot size, a change that appears to be permanent, according to a new study. Researchers measured the arch height and foot length of 49 women during their pregnancy and five months after they had given birth.


When to let go forever - it flummoxes even the experts

MSNBC Health News - March 1, 2013 - 18:35
My father, sister and I sat in the near-empty Chinese restaurant, picking at our plates, unable to avoid the question that we'd gathered to discuss: When was it time to let Mom die?

BPA exposure linked to children's asthma risk

MSNBC Health News - March 1, 2013 - 16:12
Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may be at an increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests.

FDA: Bone drug ingredient linked to cancer risk

MSNBC Health News - March 1, 2013 - 16:06
Staff reviewers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that a potential increased risk of cancer with drugs containing calcitonin salmon appears plausible.

It's OK to walk during your run, study suggests

MSNBC Health News - March 1, 2013 - 12:45

Didn't manage to finish your latest run without taking a breather? Don't be so hard on yourself. Walking during your run isn't cheating – it's actually your body's natural way of preserving energy.


Mom defends letting the Web name her baby

MSNBC Health News - March 1, 2013 - 09:17

A 27-year-old mom who agreed to let the Internet choose her unborn baby’s name as part of an online contest for $5,000 doesn’t know what all the fuss is about.




Chocolate eggs recalled for salmonella

MSNBC Health News - February 28, 2013 - 21:24
Zachary Confections Inc. of Frankfort, Ind., has recalled certain lots of its Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs and suspended further production because the treats may be contaminated with salmonella.

4 charged in salmonella outbreak plead not guilty

MSNBC Health News - February 28, 2013 - 20:57
Four people charged in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanuts that killed nine and sickened hundreds pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges.

Star of 'Voicebox' anti-smoking ads dies of cancer

MSNBC Health News - February 28, 2013 - 20:20

The California woman who appeared in the dramatic 1996 anti-smoking television commercial “Voicebox,” has died after a 20-year battle with cancer. Debi Austin was 62. Austin, who was known as California's most well-known anti-smoking advocate, died on Feb.


E-cigarette use doubles in US

MSNBC Health News - February 28, 2013 - 20:01


Man infected with smallpox-like virus through sex

MSNBC Health News - February 28, 2013 - 18:27
A man in San Diego was infected with the vaccinia virus — the virus in the smallpox vaccine — in June, 2012 after having sexual contact with someone who'd recently been vaccinated, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.