Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers
- At issue is the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars employers from discriminating based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions. The law requires that pregnant workers be treated at least as well as other employees similar in their ability or inability to work, but is silent as to whether it specifically requires reasonable accommodations for pregnancy.
Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the paper Wednesday. The authors call it the first national study to look at the issue.
10 children in 2 days test positive for rare virus at CHOG
- This strain of the Enterovirus might be difficult for you to notice at first because the symptoms can start off like the common cold, but then they get a whole lot worse. It's already sent several local kids to the hospital.
GRU Augusta one step closer to medical marijuana study
- A doctor at GRU Augusta says they are one step closer to helping sick kids with medical Marijuana. One local mom tells News 12 that help can't come soon enough. Her 7 year old Windsor Blair's epilepsy is so bad her breathing has stopped at times, but the medicine that some say could help her is illegal right now and it could be months before anything changes.
Missionary infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska
- A statement from SIM on Thursday says Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
SC young people rank second nationally in obesity, Georgia adults ranked No. 18
- The organization said that for the first time, adult obesity rates are above 35 percent in two states -- Mississippi and West Virginia. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent.
Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola
- Johnson says the 51-year-old Sacra lives in the Boston area. He says Sacra wasn't caring for Ebola patients but was delivering babies in the SIM hospital's obstetrics unit.
CVS stops tobacco sales early along with name change
- The cigars and cigarettes that used to fill the shelves behind store cash registers have been replaced with nicotine gum and other products that help people kick the tobacco habit.
Group: Another American in Liberia contracts Ebola
- The manufacturer says it has run out of supplies of the drug and it will take months to produce more.
Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
- Ten-year survival rates were nearly identical -- or roughly 82 percent -- for lumpectomies plus radiation, and for double mastectomies. Women who had a single mastectomy, removal of just the cancerous breast, fared slightly worse.
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
- With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm.
CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries
- More than 1,400 people have died so far in the largest Ebola outbreak on record.
U.S. study on ramen noodles stirs questions in S. Korea
- Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital study in the United States that linked instant noodles consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease.
WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350
- This comes after a number of airlines and shipping services have halted transport to the worst affected capitals of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Local hospitals open 'Milk Labs' to improve breast feeding rates
- GRU has had a breast milk lab for 3 years now, shipping in donor milk for moms who can't breast feed. University Hospital is also starting a milk lab to keep local babies healthy.
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